Nail Stamping Plate Dilemma

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Mar 21, 2012

Annie C.

So I've been wanting to try nail art stamping for a while now but being on traineeship wages i can't afford konad atm, i did however purchase a no name set off ebay ( =/ bad move already i know! ) i bought like 20 plates and NONE of them seemed to be etched in or deep enough for my stamper to pick up the designs, does anyone know if there is anything i can do ? please help! x 

Mar 22, 2012

Zoe W.

i had a similar problem i got a compas out of a maths geometry set, i just use the curve of the point and went over the pattern, it wasnt great but it made them a bit more usable x

Mar 27, 2012

LM B.

Lame!!!! I'd probably also try what Zoe did. Hope that works out!

I'd send them back. 

Mar 27, 2012

ashley h.

did you peel the film off the plate? i had one plate i thought was cursed until i realized i missed the clear film on it!

You know what Ashley that is exactly right. I had a film over mine as well and it was such a pain to remove but once I did the plate was much useful, grooves more defined. 

Mar 28, 2012

Annie C.

ha thanks girls,, yeah i did remove the film, they were just a super super cheap set off ebay that i wasnt expecting much of but ill try the compass idea anyway =) thanks so much =) x 

Mar 29, 2012

ashley h.

i'm curious to know which plates they were annie. care to share the link? might save me down the road!

Mar 31, 2012

Dawn M.

My friend actually surprised me and bought me one from "Salon express" I believe she may have got it from CVS or something because it has the "As Seen On TV" logo on it.. .I have yet to try it out, but I'm sure it didn't cost more than $10.00!! I'm going to test it out and play with it this weekend... It comes with I do believe 5 plates and the stamper. 

Apr 01, 2012

Annie C.

ha no problems ashley but the seller i bought them off doesn't even sell them anymore, no wonder why! but im 99.99% sure these are the exact same ones from another seller but as i said i didn't buy off this seller and i don't want to tarnish their name at all so I'll just say these look exactly the same in the actual product and packaging ;) http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/34-Nail-...

Dawn I'd love to hear how those plates go and a possible link if you can find them =)

i actually order some bundlemonster plates the other day so fingers crossed they're alot better! If anyone has had experience with bundlemonster your opinion would be much appreciated =) x

Apr 04, 2012

ashley h.

i have a few of the old bundle monster plates & they're fantastic. haven't gotten around to purchasing the new set yet!

Apr 04, 2012

Krystan H.

I have found Konad for like $2.50 on amazon. They seem to have a limited supply (most places only have the best selling plates) but it has been cheaper for me than trying Ebay or Konad directly. Plus, if you like several plates from one store, they will combine shipping and you save more!

May 31, 2012

Nichole W.

if you ever decide to buy another set but cant afford konad, get red angel plates. i have them and they work great. i got them off of amazon

May 31, 2012

Heather L.

Also, the polish you use can affect it. I got the same no name plates, and had to play around with polishes to get them to work. The better pigmented ones are what to look for. Wet n Wild black and white cremes work well, also their Spoiled line found at CVS. Correction Tape from that line is awesome. If your polish isn't thick enough, unscrew it and leave it open for a while, until you get the consistency you need. Hope that helps! *Bundle Monster is the best non Konad, in my opinion, and their customer service rocks. They replaced the plates that were defective within 3 days for me.

May 31, 2012

Krystan H.

I love my Cheeky set too!

May 31, 2012

Heather L.

Oooh I forgot Cheeky! And they have a new summer line coming out any day now. Cannot wait!

May 31, 2012

Krystan H.

OMG!!! Why didn't I know that?! Is there anywhere to preorder or to find out when they are released?

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