27 October 2013

Review - MoYou London stamping plates

Hi loves! I discovered MoYou London plates a while back and got in touch with them about press releases and such. They kindly offered me 2 plates for review and the best part was I got to choose them myself! I went for Sailor 05 (12 XL images) and Suki 08 (a full image plate).

MoYou London is a nail art company and they offer these beautiful rectangle image plates. There are 3 variations available:
[*] Regular sized images, each plate holds 18 full nail designs or multiple smaller images, sometimes combined with full nail designs. The size of a full nail design is 1,5 x 1,2 cm.
[*] XL sized images, each plate holds 12 full nail designs, a lot of designs from the regular sized plates are also available in the XL version. The size of a full nail design is 2,1 x 1,5 cm.
[*] Full image plates, these image plates are like a piece of art and every bit is usable as a stamp, you just have to pick something you like!
























Because I've been having some issues getting a full sized nail design from Bundle Monster to fit my thumbs, I figured the XL plates would be my way to go. I also wanted to try a full image plate to see how it'd work.

Each plate comes in a very cute cardboard sleeve, and each collection has it's own muse that you'll find on the packaging. The cardboard sleeve also has instructions on the back. The plates are on a white plastic base that makes them easier to handle and safe to hold.

I also received a stamper from MoYou London and am I happy with it! It's squishy but not sticky - I can clean it with acetone and it won't be harmed by it. The squishy pad allows me to finally stamp my full nail without having any gaps (without any extra effort) and it picks up the image really good too!


I created 2 manicures for you, one with the Sailor plate and one with the Suki plate. I am so happy I saw this video from Marta because I wasn't sure how to approach the Suki plate. If you don't have any kind of barrier you'll pick up designs you don't want to but taping it off or something didn't sound great either. I actually picked up the image while using my own little template (polish - scrape as usual, place template, pick up image through template). Let's take a look, shall we?


First up is a combination of Kiko Dark Violet and Color Club Eternal Beauty. WOW at stamping with that Color Club! I'll definitely try that more often. The image I used is from the Sailor 05 plate and it's a lovely delicate pattern, almost wallpaper/baroque looking. At first I had to get used to the stamper so that's why it's slightly crooked on my ring and middle finger (I always start with those nails when stamping). The image transferred easily and because these are etched quite deep the polish you use doesn't dry too quickly. I loved the holo flash and the stamping design.







Next up is a combination of Dior Purple Mix and OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest. The image is the swirly circle pattern from Suki 08. As I said I wasn't sure how to approach this plate but if you use a little template made from cardboard or paper it works very well! Just cut the template a bit bigger than your actual nail so you have some room to spare :-). I reeeeeally love this image LOL and it'll be featured more than once over the coming time I think!









So what do you think of these image plates? Have you ever tried MoYou London staming plates? If you head over to the site and order before November 1st, the code LISA&MEL30 will give you a 30% discount! EDIT: The discount will ONLY work if you have an account on the site and are logged in!
MoYou London has their own website but can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. They ship internationally and each plate is priced at £4,99.

56 comments :

  1. Moooooiiii!! Ik heb er nu 4 in totaal en nog geen tijd gehad om ze te testen! :( Ik heb 1 plate met de kleinere designs (ben bang dat ze niet gaan passen op mijn al korte nagels!) en 3 full images omdat ik die gewoon zó vet vind. O.a. de Suki 08. Supermooie mani's heb je gemaakt, vooral de laatste vind ik wijs... Mooie kleurencombi ook!

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  2. Wow!!
    I'm lemming some of these plates, they have beautiful designs (and I have wide/long nails so XLs would be perfect for me). I wasn't sure about the full design ones (I'm in love with the Klimt's kiss one), the trick you show here is really useful!

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  3. Kristina Knipser27 October, 2013 20:19

    Wow! These look amazing! i was just going to order some but the discount code isnt working. any help?

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  4. Do you have an account on the site? If not, create one, sign in and try again, that should do the trick!

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  5. Kristina Knipser27 October, 2013 20:32

    Aah, I hope you only posted the edit after my question, otherwise i'd feel stupid! Yeah, that mustve been the issue. thanks!

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  6. well done, the plates looks so chic

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  7. I did, I realized I should have included the info so thanks for the heads up <3.

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  8. Amazing discount! I just gave in and ordered 6 because of this (I would have got them eventually anyway). I love moyou

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  9. Nail Art Novice27 October, 2013 20:47

    Wowzers, these are gorgeous! I really like that second one, it's a lovely combination!

    Just to mention-I tried the discount code and it doesn't work =(

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  10. Divinas todas las combinaciones!!

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  11. I just discovered moyou as well and I love them too!

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  12. I love both manis! The plates look beautiful!

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  13. Marisa (Polish Obsession)28 October, 2013 04:21

    These manis are so gorgeous!!!! Love the designs.

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  14. Nevermind! I had to type it. Cut and paste wouldn't work. Thanks for the review!

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  15. I'm in love with these plates <3 they're so damn gorgeous and your stamping here is to drool over, as usually <3

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  16. Oh gawd, what are you doing to me? These plates are gorgeous, I need them all!

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  17. AND 30% DISCOUNT! Want to order along :D?

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  18. Aww thanks dear, the plates are indeed awesomeeee!

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  19. Glad you could get it to work! Curious what you ordered.

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  20. :D they're pretty cool huh?

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  21. Yay, glad you could profit from a discount then!

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  22. Glad to be helpful :) and thanks for your comment!

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  23. Thanks babe, ze zijn echt de moeite waard! Al zal die kleinere dan misschien wat te krap zijn :(.

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  24. ♥♥♥ so bold and pretty!

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  25. Marisa (Polish Obsession)29 October, 2013 00:53

    I love this!!!!

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  26. First off, BOTH of these mani's are absolutely stunning! And I'm still amazed that the OPI works for stamping!


    Oh man do these plates intimidate me!! LOL! Stamping in general intimidates me (I tried again the other day, but just ended up taking it off cause I hated it.), but I really, really want some of these! LOL!

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  27. I ordered Suki Plate 04, Sailor Plate 04, and Pro Plate 03. I can't wait. If my nails look even half as good as yours, I'll be pleased.

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  28. :O I just found out B. has ordered 5 plates for me as a surprise gift! (He is terrible at holding gifts secret lol)

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  29. Nailphotos by Lani29 October, 2013 17:27

    Looks awesome!

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  30. Awwww can he maybe drop some hints with S.? Apparently e-mailing my wishlist didn't help LOL. He did use the coupon code right?!

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  31. Hah, I'll tell him to poke S. a bit lol. Yes he did use the coupon code :D

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  32. thank you very much!

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  33. E-P-I-C! I would have a hard time getting my nails all the same though ;)

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  34. Thanks sweety!
    It is very hard to get them all the same. As you can see mine aren't either, but most of the time no one will notice if they aren't looking to see if they are right or not ;)

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  35. Aww thanks so much Angie! And amazing huh? I was so surprised too when I saw it used for stamping.


    You should grab them while they are on sale, just maybe skip the full image plates for now ;-) those ARE intimidating!

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  36. That is so sweet! I am sure you'll do fine :)

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  37. I was talking to S. about MoYou today and how I ordered 3 plates. His response? Crap, I forgot to order you a gift :/.

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  38. Haha. It's the thought that counts :P
    My plates won't be here for a while. One was out of stock and another was pre-order.

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  39. This is beautiful!
    The 2nd mani is gorgeous and I LOVE your pictures.

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