Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Review, test & manicure: MoYou London Festive 17

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Hello!

Hey there! How ya doing? I've got a little bit of a cold, and spend most of the day yesterday trying to rest but not being able to fall asleep. Don'tcha hate that?

Anyway. I have two holiday plates from MoYou London to show you today, Festive 17 and 18; these came out last year, but I wasn't able to buy them until after the holiday.

As always, I made a video for you so you can see them in action:






And now, let's take a look at some pictures of the images...First up, Festive 17, which is a mash-up of a bunch of Christmas Carol lyrics along with some other Christmas/winter images:


MoYou London Festive 17



MoYou London Festive 17



I was drawn to this plate because I love the way words look as background images in manicures, and I figured this was a bunch of different options specific to Christmas. I didn't really think much about the other images on this plate when I first snapped it up, but as I was reviewing it, I became more and more impressed with the selection here of cute little images you can play with for fun, fast manicures.

For the most part, the plate stamped well, but I did noticed some of the images were more finicky than others, especially the ones with the smaller print. They will work, but you may have to use a little more finesse with them, so I wouldn't recommend this plate for beginners.


Stamping test: MoYou London Festive 17
Stamping test: MoYou London Festive 17


And here's the plate next to a standard Konad plate so you  can judge how big the images are; note, these aren't meant to completely cover your nail in most cases, unless you have very small nails:



Size comparison: MoYou London Festive 17


Let's take a look at Festive 18, which is a bead-curtain of pretty holiday ornaments:



MoYou London Festive 18
MoYou London Festive 18

MoYou London Festive 18
MoYou London Festive 18

MoYou London Festive 18
MoYou London Festive 18

This plate is great for making Christmas tree nails, or for just decorating any color with a few festive ornaments. Stamping with this plate was a dream:


Stamping test: MoYou London Festive 18


And as you can see, all the ornaments should be small enough to fit at least one per nail no problem:


Size comparison: MoYou London Festive 18


I decided to use Festive 17 for my sample mani; I started with a skittle of Zoya Aspen & Zoya Sue; I stamped the lyrics with Barry M Gold Foil. I made some decals by stamping with Konad Black and filling with Zoya Amal & Zoya Honor, and then used my dotting tools to make accents:


MoYou London Festive 17 with Zoya holiday 2015 Matte Velvet polishes
MoYou London Festive 17 with Zoya holiday 2015 Matte Velvet polishes


MoYou London Festive 17 with Zoya holiday 2015 Matte Velvet polishes
MoYou London Festive 17 with Zoya holiday 2015 Matte Velvet polishes

I messed up a bit on the middle finger ornaments, but other than that, I think it's a sweet holiday mani. I especially like the holly cluster on the thumb, and the mistletoe on my pinkie. :)


Happy stamping!
M.

4 comments:

  1. Ahh, lovely. Pinkie & thumb are my fave too! And I just love it how text, stamped in gold, looks over that base.

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