I’m back today with another Color Club stamping plate review! I have two more really pretty plates to show you. These are courtesy of Color4Nails who stock them and ship internationally. Let’s take a look!
I’m going to mention this in every post in case people missed the first one. 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.
I have to revise what I said previously, now that I’ve used all 10 plates sent to me, some were almost impossible to use. The ones I have been using up till now were totally fine and worked great, albeit with some extra care, but some of the ones I used after that were just a nightmare and didn’t pick up cleanly at all. These two plates, Tribal and Flower, were okay for the most part. Just a fair warning! 🙁
The first plate is called Flower and features some fun floral designs. Some of the designs on here are quite random and I didn’t know what to make of them. However I really loved the Marimekko-esque prints on the bottom left corner so I obviously had to use those!
For my first mani I used those two Marimekko images. They stamped fairly well though I did fill in a few air bubbles/bald spots, which is easily done with a design this bold.
I used Cirque Colors Carpe Diem as my base for the ring finger and pointer. I stamped on top with Color4Nails x Celestial in Onyx. On my pinkie I’m wearing Cirque Colors Memento Mori and on my middle finger I have piCture pOlish O’Hara. Finished up with top coat.
For my second mani I used the pretty vintage floral print, fourth from the top left. I really loved this design! When I was trying to pick it up I couldn’t get a clean stamp when I rolled my clear jelly stamper, but when I pushed the stamper down onto the plate it worked great.
I used Contrary Polish Shower as my base on all nails. For the stamp I used a nice off-white, Colour Alike in B. An Ice Coffee. I am absolutely obsessed with this colour combo! Love how these turned out. I finished up with some small rectangular gold studs from Born Pretty Store and glossy top coat. Though in hindsight, a matte top coat would have looked so cute!
The second plate in this post is called Tribal and has some really fun geometric designs. There isn’t one on here that I don’t love! Not all of them stamped well though sadly as there are a few very fine images here. I definitely struggled a little with some of them so keep that in mind.
For my first mani I used the beautiful third image from the bottom left. This is totally my favourite design on the plate but it just did not stamp cleanly, which you can see in the macro below. Pretty disappointing but it looked okay from a distance. Just not as perfect as I’d like it to be!
I’m wearing piCture pOlish Chillax on my pointer and pinkie, Celestial Cosmetics Incendiary on my ring finger and Cirque Colors Carpe Diem on my middle finger. Stamped with Color4Nails x Celestial in Onyx. Finished with some black and white studs from Born Pretty Store and top coat.
For my final look I went for a classic favourite, gradient stamping! I used the image on the bottom left of the plate as it is very “bold” with minimal open space. Perfect for a gradient stamp!
I used Cirque Colors Carpe Diem as my base then stamped using the following Color4Nails x Celestial stamping polishes: Camellia, Cordelia, Versilia and Melina. Finished with top coat!
You can purchase these Color Club stamping plates via Color4Nails.