Thursday, December 15, 2016

Powder Perfect Stamping Plates

Powder Perfect is my go-to for stamping gear these days. One of my new goals for 2017 is to master this skill, and this set up is really putting me on the right path. I tested out the first three jumbo image plates for an extended period, and I am finally ready to share my pictures and thoughts. 

Powder Perfect Stamping Plates


(promotional samples ahead)

Before we take a look at some of the manicures I created with these plates, let me wax poetic about them a little bit. These plated completely impressed me. They might be the nicest plates in my collection...though I am in my infancy when it comes to stamping. I spent over a month with these plates. I tested them on multiple stampers, with multiple polishes, in multiple weathers. I wanted to really get a feel for them. 

Despite my bumbling, these plates behaved admirably. I didn't cry during any of the arting here...hell, I didn't even want to. I think it any difficulty that I experienced had more to do with my scraping technique than anything. I tend to be a little timid in my swipe, and sometimes I don't get a clean depostiting of polish. I did notice that my MoYou clear stamper doesn't behave well with these plates, but I think that is the stamper. The more I test that thing, the angrier it makes me. My cheapy BPS marshmallow stamper performed wonderfully. That thing is a tank, I tellya.

tl;dr, I will forever buy Powder Perfect plates. She's coming out with some Christmas ones, and I can't wait to move so I can order those and her clear stamper.


Art Deco Plate 01-XL
This plate is my favorite non-Halloween plate. I have always loved deco style, and when I saw previews of this one way back in July, I definitely drooled a little. The peacock, especially, excited me. I have been wanting to try my hand at decals more, and that design really begs for it. 

Powder Perfect Art Deco 01

Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore
Powder Perfect black stamping polish

Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore + Powder Perfect black stamping polish | Powder Perfect Art Deco Stamping Plate

Wet 'n' Wild Kiss My Mints
Powder Perfect golden stamping polish

Wet 'n' Wild Kiss My Mints + Powder Perfect golden stamping | Powder Perfect Art Deco Stamping Plate


Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore
Powder Perfect black stamping polish

Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore + Powder Perfect black stamping polish | Powder Perfect Art Deco Stamping Plate


Egypt Plate 01-XL
This plate has some really stunning images...that pair really nicely with the Deco plate. I have a slight life-long obsession with Egypt. I wanted to be an Egyptologist or maybe a historian. Instead, I became a housewife and a nail blogger...who wears Egyptian-themed nail polish. The images were all nice and crisp here. I only had trouble with two images here, though I am 99% sure that it was user-error. One of the cats in the center gave me grief, but not in the same way each time I attempted. I think I need to practice my scraping. The pharaoh head was a similar problem. I have never had an image so large, and it was very challenging. I eventually got it, but not without a few tries.

Powder Perfect Egypt 01

Powder Perfect White stamping polish
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Khepri's Amulet 

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Khepri's Amulet + Powder Perfect White stamping polish | Powder Perfect Egypt Stamping Plate

Halloween 01-XL
Of course, this is my favorite. Of course. It is Halloween, and therefore the best plate ever to ever. I have played with this a few times, and every image is just lovely. My surprise favorite is the goofy monsters. They are just so cute. I was really impressed with the "caution" tape image, and I absolutely need to make some yellow and black caution nails. For science. All of these images are finer but still complex. They give noobs like me a boost of confidence because you get a detailed image, but without a lot of fuss.


Wet 'n' Wild Lay Out in Lavender
Powder Perfect Black stamping polish

Wet 'n' Wild Lay Out in Lavender Powder + Perfect Black stamping polish | Powder Perfect Halloween Stamping Plate

Powder Perfect Merry Little Christmas
Powder Perfect Fire Engine Red Stamping Polish

Powder Perfect Merry Little Christmas + Powder Perfect Fire Engine Red stamping polish | Powder Perfect Halloween Stamping Plate

I tried different images out in different manicures, and I am really pleased overall. I wanted to try these with different colors, brands, stampers...because I know that when you are just starting out, it is hard to know which plate does best with which polish/scraper/stamper/lunar phase. I hope this post was helpful to you guys, I know it was a helluva lot of fun to make. I can't wait to finish my move so I can buy the next plates...maybe she'll make another Halloween plate too?





15 comments:

  1. What an informative and complete report! Gotta check these plates out for sure!!!

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  2. The halloween one is great and I'm totally digging the Egypt one too!

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  3. I love Egyptian history and NEED that plate in my life!

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  4. That Egypt plate is amazing. Each picture is so clear. I'll keep this brand in mind for when I decide to suck it up and attempt stamping again.

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  5. That Egyptian plate is gorgeous. Such an in-depth review, thank you x

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  6. I LOVE the Egyptian plate and need it asap.

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  7. Awesome review! I haven't tried this brand's stamping plates, but now I have to!

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  8. I love your review and your stamping is absolute perfection!

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  9. I love that Art Deco plate! I bought one for me and one for my BFF!!!

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  10. Totally new to this company, but these plates sound fantastic! Thank you for the thorough review! <3

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  11. I really like all of these, but I think the Halloween one is my favorite!

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  12. I looove these! Your stamping is on point!

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  13. My favourite here is Art Deco 1, I love all the manicures made with this plate :-) Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore is gorgeous :-)

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