Monday, 11 November 2013

MoYou London XL Stamping Plates Review



Hi! Today I have a review of the MoYou London XL stamping plates and a cute floral manicure I did with them. Before I'd even opened the plates I was drawn to the thoughtful packaging! How lovely is it!?


As somebody with super long nail beds, I usually struggle to get stamping plates that will comfortably cover my nails. Konad especially don't fit properly, and the 2012 Bundle Monster plates barely fit even if I'm careful with placement. Enter MoYou's XL plates! The images on these plates are 1.5cm x 2cm, aka huge! MoYou offer a big selection of XL plates as well as regular sized plates, which are 1.2cm x 1.5cm.

I've done a quick comparison to a 2012 Bundle Monster plate so you can see the size difference:


The XL plates have 12 designs per plate (regular sized have 18 per plate) and come set on a hard plastic base which means no sharp edges. The images seem to be a bit deeper cut than Konad or Bundle Monster, and I found using a bit less polish than I'm used to made a difference. Below is Princess Collection plate 13.


I was sent the XL stamper and scraper (sold separately) to use with the XL plates. It has 2 ends, one for large, full nail images and one for smaller images. It's much squashier than a Konad stamper, so it took some getting used to! After a few tries though I found the squashiness made applying the stamp to my nail much easier. The scraper is made of plastic too which means less scratches left on your plates.


For this design, I used a floral image from Princess Collection plate 13. Colours used are Topshop Green Room and ORLY Miss Conduct (one of my all time favourite polishes!) I stamped using Konad white polish.




I am (still) not the best stamper in the world but it was such a pleasure to use a plate that actually fit my nails easily with room to spare. It made everything so much quicker! I will be reluctant to ever go back to my old plates after this. Another awesome thing about MoYou are the plates where the whole thing is one big image! These are great for big or small nails...I want all of them! Some of the Suki plates are particularly lovely. Below is a plate from the Artist Collection.


MoYou's website has a huge selection of plates in a myriad of original designs, all priced at £4.99 each with free UK delivery! What do you think? Have you tried MoYou?

17 comments:

  1. They are great! I have a couple of big one-image plate because they are gorgeous even for display, but I have to say I don't quite know where to start with them... When you use yours, can you make an explanatory post? ;)

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    1. i saw a great post about using them, making a little frame from cardboard to pick out the area you want to stamp

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    2. Hello! :) That post was from Marta at Chit Chat Nails, but as far as I remember it was intended on understanding how the part of the design would look in nails. To stamp you need to use a q-tip/orange wood with cotton and acetone to clean up the areas (in the stamper) you don't want on your nails Criminal Nails. Hope I helped and sorry to have been nosy Sarah. Kisses :)

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    3. I'd been wondering about that myself! I was planning to just paint a rough square area and see how that went

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  2. these stamping plates are just amazing.
    I'm not into all this stampin fever but these plates just touched my heart! love them!

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  3. I'm on the look out for a squishy stamper because I'm struggling with my Bundle Monster plates - I may just have to give MoYou a go! Love the images on these plates. :D

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  4. I have a couple of the MoYou plates and they are just lovely - so easy to use and great designs. I'm not the best at stamping, but its a great way to refresh a mani

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  5. I'm stalking Moyou right now, especially the Tourist collection, they're so beautiful : )
    I have Cheeky Jumbo, happy with them too!

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    1. I want to try Cheeky Jumbo next!

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    2. Oh, go for it! My fav plate is ViVa Mexico : )

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  7. I'm putting so many of these plates on my Christmas wish list. I love your review Allie xx

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  9. the artist collection plate it CRAZY! what a cool concept!

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  10. Your stamping looks great! I love MoYou London plates so much ♥

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  12. I love the plates, I have very few ones...
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