Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recent NOTD: OPI DYJLOPI and New Stamping Plates

First off, I am sorry about the ungainly abbreviation in the title of today's post, but Dutch Ya Just Love OPI was just too long to given that I wanted to mention the stamping plates, too. And no, I am not putting the question mark after that name, or the apostrophe before Ya. Most of you reading this know how I feel about punctuation in polish names: Do. Not. Want. Most of you also know how I feel about purple, so it probably doesn't suprise you that Dutch Ya Just Love OPI was one of my picks from the Holland collection. It's a warm purple with gold and rose shimmer. Two coats gave me full coverage (as with all my NOTD posts, there's also base and top coat here).







After a couple days, this was just tempting me to jazz it up somehow but instead of turning to glitter or crack, I grabbed Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Makeup in Amber Chrome and some stamping plates I'd recently added to my collection.

I picked up the Salon Express Nail Art Stamping Kit at CVS. It's got the "As Seen on TV" logo on it, but I hadn't seen it on TV, probably because I watch almost no tv when I can't zip through the commercials—all hail the DVR. This kit comes with 5 plates, a scraper (which I won't use), a plate holder (ditto), and a two-ended stamper (both ends are the same color but one is smaller than the other for easier placement of small designs).



Of the Salon Express five plates, one has overall designs and the other four have individual motifs.



The overall nail designs on the Salon Express plate are narrower than on a Konad plate (Konad on the left, Salon Express on the right, still with its protective film on).



The other new plates in my life are in the Red Angel set, which is available on Amazon. There are 21 plates here, with a wide range of designs. Their full nail ones are pretty comparable to Konad in size.





I couldn't decide between Salon Express and Red Angel to try first, so I used one from each set to plus my mani. I chose a full nail design from Red Angel plate RA105 for most of my nails, then doubled stamped a motif from Salon Express SE20 on my ring finger for an accent. In the photo below, I'm holding the Salon Express stamper so you can get an idea of its size.



Both brands of plates worked fine; any wonkiness in the transfer is my own fault. Here's the best image I got from RA105:



I was actually pretty pleased with how my ring finger came out using SE20:



I really need to spend more time practicing my stamping, but it's hard to fit in with all the other stuff I want and need to do.

22 comments:

  1. I wanted to buy the salon express plates but I didn't know if they were engraved deep enough.

    Thanks for posting this.

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    1. I haven't tried all the SE plates but the ones I did play with were fine; no problems with the engraving at all.

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  2. I love DYJLOPI, and even though I never do much stamping, the Red Angle plates are both well made and I'm happy to have them. I think you did really well in stamping!

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  3. I like this purple polish a lot, but they are probably only going to appear around where I live in June. As for stamping, I like how it looks on other people, but I don't have enough patience to make it all look pristine.

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  4. I wonder why you have so many plates when I rarely see posts with stamping!!! You really should do it more often! I do like this purple OPI-

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  5. I LOVE this stamping! I need to practice stamping too. I'm not good at it. I think yours came out great though!

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  6. I need to get that OPI, or the Zoya that is similar. One of them needs to be mine lol. I got that same As Seen on TV set!! I have used the stamper and holder but not the image plates yet lol You should stamp more often!

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  7. Awesome seeing stamping on your nails! They look great!

    Did you get the wingless fairy set of RA plates? I heard that those are the set that there were problems on some images not transferring well. You'll have to keep everyone posted if the RA plates work well as I'm sure gals are wondering if they've been corrected yet.

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    1. mrsrexy, gosh, I didn't even know to look for the unwinged fairies--I will have to check next time I get my plates out. The one I used certainly stamped fine--if I can get an image to transfer with my rusty skills anyone can. :)

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  8. I've been tempted by the Salon Express stuff recently, maybe I should give it a try!

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  9. Love the stamping you did here! Dutch ya just love OPI is one of my favorites from this collection and I think the color you did for stamping compliments it so well! Lovely =)

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  10. Dutch Ya is one of my favorites! I really like the stamping with gold on it... the colours go well.

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  11. Ooh nice nails! Looks like you have some fun plates to play with...

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  12. I love the stamping and the color combo! I've been wanting to get a stamping set for such a long time, but I've kept procrastinating. I may have to check CVS out!

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  13. I love the copper over the purple! Such a pretty combination. I'm with you on no punctuation in polish names, it's ridiculous!

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  14. I would love to try the red angel stamping plates. I like the opi purple colour :0)

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  15. Dutch Ya Just Love OPI looks very nice with stamping!

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  16. lovely color, love the stamping too :-D
    and i want red angel plates *.*

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  17. This is such a gorgeous polish. I never use the punctuations either, lol. Love the stamping! Very pretty ;0).

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