Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: MoYou London Time Traveler 01: Back To The 20s

(The plate in this post was purchased with my own money.)

Hello!!

Are you feelin' jazzy? Are you in the mood to throw on some fringe and do the Charleston? Then read on, because I have the plate for you, MoYou London's Time Traveler 01: Back To The 20s.

First up, here is my video showing the plate; it gives some good views  of the size of the images next to my nails (and, of course, has my chatter along with it, lol):



Next, here are the stills. I don't think I've ever mentioned that each MoYou plate comes with the traditional blue film over it, to protect it from damage until you're ready to use it:

MoYou London Time Traveler 01: Back To The 20s


And here is the plate without the film:
MoYou London Time Traveler 01: Back To The 20s

And some closer-ups:

MoYou London Time Traveler 01: Back To The 20s


MoYou London Time Traveler 01: Back To The 20s


And, of course, a comparison with a standard Konad plate, so you can get a feel for the size of the images:



I also don't think I've shared with you yet how I store these plates, so I thought I'd throw in a picture of my storage method while we're at it; I use baseball-card holders to store my plates, and these are the perfect width to fit right in them. I can store 6 plates per page, 9 if I didn't mind them sticking out over the top of the binder (but I do...::sigh::...):




And to cap things off today, I have a quick manicure I did to show you my very first stamping with this plate. This is a more traditional plate, not like the collage plates that MoYou makes, so it's a little more straight-forward in terms of use; however, the scroll-type image on the lower left of the plate is a little bit challenging, so I wanted to show you one way you can build that into a manicure:

Fancy Flapper FTW

Base polish is Barielle Lindsay's Dancin', stamped with China Glaze Passion


The little extra string across the top of the design on the middle finger is my fault--normally I would restamp that or get that bit off with a little acetone, but I want you to see the first attempt at stamping, without me re-doing it until I get it perfect. The intricate scroll work stamps well, and I love the look of the scroll image across the nails. You can also get a feel from this how pretty it would be just to use the center of the image, or the ends of the image as a sort of book-end effect in a skittle manicure with other designs in between. :)

I hope this has been helpful, and I'll be back with more MoYou plates very soon. :)

Hugs and loves and happy Sunday,
M.


12 comments:

  1. Some very interesting designs on this plate. Its unique :)

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  2. Like the faces, and the gentelmen-hats, specially the scroll image. Interesting plate indeed, but would you say its a must have?

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    1. If you're a jazz-era flapper lover like me, definitely. If not, it's an easy pass. :)

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    2. in for the jazz out for the flapping, but i am all over 20s suits and hats :P

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    3. Hey, the Charleston can be fun!!! Knees, everywhere!

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  3. OOhhh there are SO many MoYou plates I want to get my hands on, but I am trying to resist. Love the designs you picked for this mani

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    1. Oh, tell me about it! I've spent all my free money for the last few months with them and I still haven't gotten half of the ones I want...sigh...

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  4. WANT. I did not see this one when I was in their etsy shop! Must get it!

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    1. I did not realize they had an etsy shop! Where have I been?! Check their website, it's hyper-linked above. :)

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  5. I must go stamp my nails now...LOL

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