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On one of the nail groups there’s a casual theme posted every now and again for members to post manis for and this week happened to have the prompt “Food Glorious Food” (yeh ok, it’s a theme I came up with for the group but shhh). The idea was that people could post manis inspired by their favourite foods or manis to do with dietary illnesses or pretty much anything remotely nomnom related.
Despite loving it dearly, I can’t eat seafood so I came up with this mani inspired by all the fishies that will not be ending up on my plate! I used MoYou Sailor plate 04 with OPI Incognito in Sausalito over OPI Just Groovy with HK GIRL Top Coat to finish. I am definitely feeling back in the zone with stamping this week! I think these designs from MoYou would make amazing coloured decals although I have yet to master this technique – any advice?
Even on the super fine designs the MoYou etchings are clearly very good – I used a standard double end konad stamper to pick up my images and an old credit card for a scraper. I have found that the plastic options work much better on MoYou plates than metal scrapers for whatever reason. I actually find the rim on MoYou plates annoying as the excess polish tends to kind of pool there all in the way but not a biggy really and it does keep you from risking any cuts and scraped on metal edges.
MoYou has really taken off with its plate collections since launching; they offer free standard UK Delivery and the code “Sammy20” gets you 20% off which is pretty damn awesome* (*true at date of publishing). When I first ordered there were just four or five themed sets to choose from now there are loads with individual images, full nail designs and even full plate designs. I am still waiting impatiently on my latest order but I am super excited to try them out. I keep my plates in a small makeup case with stamper and scraper but they could easily be stored in a photo album or some such if you have a larger collection.
If you’ve never heard of stamping and you’re curious about the process there is a whole world of Youtube tutorials out there which explain it a thousand times better than I could! Are you a stamping pro and have any advance techniques to share? Let me know with a comment below!