Today I have my final Color Club stamping plate review to share with you. You can check out the previous ones here. These plates are courtesy of Color4Nails who stock them and ship internationally. Let’s take a look!
As always I’m mentioning this in every post… There’s been quite a lot of mixed reviews on these plates since they have shallow etching. They are more difficult to work with and require some specific instruction.
The way I made these work for me is by scraping away less polish than I usually would. By working quickly and scraping just once, and essentially leaving “too much” polish on the plate, you get a great transfer from these plates. Your stamper won’t pick up the excess so don’t worry about not having a clean scrape.
That being said, the plates in this post were a bit harder to use than the others I have previously tried. The Dogs plate especially was very difficult to pick up a clean stamp, I had less issues with the Plaid plate. Something to keep in mind.
First up is the Dogs plate which as I mentioned gave me quite a bit of issues. No matter what I tried I couldn’t get a perfect clean stamp with any of the images. A bit of a shame as it’s a cute plate.
For my first look I used the cute Frenchie design and the tufted paw print which I thought was very clever. As you can see I didn’t have much luck with either image and had quite a few empty spots. I would usually use a brush and fix up the image but intentionally didn’t do so here so you could see how they truly stamp.
On my pointer and pinkie I have Cirque Colors Memento Mori as my base and stamped on top using Color4Nails x Celestial Pearl. On my middle finger I wore piCture pOlish Hot Lips as my base and stamped with Color4Nails x Celestial Onyx. For the stamp I used the reverse stamping method to fill in the French bulldog heads using Cirque Colors Carpe Diem. For the accent nail I have piCture pOlish Magic with some neon studs from Born Pretty Store. Finished with top coat.
For my second look I wanted to use the paw print for a fun black and white mani. As much as I love this image, I could not get a clean stamp. Very frustrating!
I started with L’Oréal Nude Demoiselle as my base then left a portion at the bottom of the nail bare and applied Cirque Colors Carpe Diem. Once both of those had fully dried I applied liquid latex to cover my skin and part of the negative space. I left a small gap so the image would overlap a little. I stamped using Color4Nails x Celestial Onyx. Finished with top coat.
The second plate I have to show you is called Plaid. I had a bit more luck stamping with this plate, perhaps as the images are not as thin. This plate is totally perfect for Fall, I don’t think there’s one image on there that I don’t like.
For my first look I wanted to use some of the beautiful flannel prints. I went with a subtle ombre effect, with the most opaque image on my pinkie. These looked (and felt!) so soft! I didn’t get a 100% perfect stamp but in this case I feel it adds to the look.
I used Dance Legend Grey Britain as my base. Then stamped on top using Color4Nails x Celestial Pearl. Finished with matte top coat.
Then for my final mani I did something I’ve never done before, which is stamp with a holo! I can’t believe how great it turned out. The polish itself is much too sheer to stamp but over black the holo pops. Love it!
I used Cirque Colors Carpe Diem as my base and stamped on top using Color Club Fingers Crossed. Finished with top coat.
You can purchase these Color Club stamping plates via Color4Nails.