Today's review is a little bit different...Of course I'm going to show you some cool nail images (how could I not), but the main purpose of the review is to help you determine which size of MoYou-London images will work for you.
You may know that MoYou-London has two basic sizes for the images on their plates (the non-collage ones); most of their plates are what I'm going to call their 'regular' size, but some have images that are XL. So which should you get?
Each have their own plusses and minuses, so it's just a question of what you need. If you have long nails, of course the XL images are probably going to be what you want. If you have really small nails, you'll probably want to run fast and far from the XL images. But if your nails are in between, things get a little more confusing, and it's more about how you plan to use them. Let's take a look at the images, and then I'll say more about that. :)
First, here is the video I made about the plates; I have on the manicure I did with the plates to show you what I'm talking about:
And now, on to the still shots! This will get a little confusing, because some of the images are exactly the same (other than size) on the two plates. So first I'll show you 02, the XL plate:
|So much Egyptian beauty...sigh...|
|Scarabs and camels and death masks!!|
And now for plate 17, which is the 'regular' sized images:
|Sorry for the scratches!|
These two plates share 12 images, but because plate 17 has smaller images, it has space for an additional 6 images. Score!
Okay, now let's compare those images:
|MoYou-London plate 17 vs. 02|
Plate 17 is on the left, and plate 02 is on the right; the XL images are about 1.5 times the size of the regular. And here is a comparison of the regular images with a standard Konad plate:
As you can see, the regular MoYou images are about the same size as a Konad image; in fact they are just a teeeeny bit smaller. So, if you have a hard time covering your whole nail with Konad and you want to be able to cover your whole nail, the regular images are not going to work for you, and you're going to want to go for the XL plates.
However, if you're hoping to use only parts of the images, like I did in my manicure (which you can see again my clicking here), you may prefer to have the smaller images to give you more flexibility; it will be harder to combine the larger images (although not impossible).
Keep in mind that in most cases, you won't have a choice to pick either XL or regular images; there are only a few plates that have a shared set of images in both choices. In most cases their images are one or the other, so you'll need to know what your intentions are to figure out if you'll be able to use a given plate the way you hope to use it. :)
Okay, I hope this this has been helpful, and I hope you're having a wonderful week. :)
Hugs and love,
(Products in this post purchased with my own money.)