Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Review: Winstonia Love of Henna plate (plus sample manis!)

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Hello!

Today we're gonna take a look at the final plate in my four-plate review series from Winstonia: their Love of Henna plate. :)


To recap, I've already showed you the Beach, Please, Color Me Vine, and the Wisdom of Henna plates. You can see all of them in action in my video showing all four plates:




So let's take a closer look at Love of Henna, all up-close-and-personal like:




All four images are beautiful examples of intricate henna designs, each with their own twist. Two paisley, one with chintz-like bluebells around it when you're feeling like you want something on the delicate side, the other with swirls and bold flowers behind it. And I love the gorgeous thistle-like flower design surrounded by the swirls--but my favorite on this plate is the open flower with the layers of flowers and leaves behind it. Divine.


The images on this plate are the same size as those on the Wisdom of Henna plate.


Does it stamp? Heck yeah:




Love, love love that awesome detail. :)


For my first mani, I started with a base of The Lady Varnishes Give Me What I Want, a beautiful purple holo, and added a coat of The Lady Varnishes Wicked Wish, a topper filled with purple, green, and holo glitters. Then I stamped with Sally Hansen Lively Lilac:


Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Give Me What I Want & Wicked Wish
Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Give Me What I Want & Wicked Wish

Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Give Me What I Want & Wicked Wish
Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Give Me What I Want & Wicked Wish

I stamped the chintz-like portions of the one image so that the holo and the glitter could shine through, and then put the thistle portion of the other image on the accent finger so it would stand out. I love how it looks like some sort of elaborate headpiece!


For my second mani, I started with a base of The Lady Varnishes Broken Carousel, a gorgeous purple holo with a spray of glitters and flakies. I stamped using Messy Mansion Spring Green, and then added dots of Hit The Bottle Everyday I'm Truffling stamping polish:


Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Broken Carousel
Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Broken Carousel

Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Broken Carousel
Winstonia Love of Henna plate stamped over The Lady Varnishes Broken Carousel


Yeah. That certainly makes a statement, and more of one than I intended when I saw it in my head. That said, I do like it, even thought it's a little bolder than I'd wear for just any occasion, hehe. I do love the colors together, and I chose the section of the image that was open, as sort of a half-moon-esque look, with the little fringe on top--it kinda looks like one of those veils that belly dancers wear.

Since that mani came out a little bolder than I intended, I decided to do a third one, this time with a softer look... I loved the gold-and-white mani I did last time, especially how the white looked stamped on the nude nail, so I decided to play around with a different combination of colors. This time I stamped Messy Mansion Chalk directly on my nail, and used Zoya Levi for my accent nails:


Winstonia Love of Henna plate paired with Zoya Levi
Winstonia Love of Henna plate paired with Zoya Levi

Winstonia Love of Henna plate paired with Zoya Levi
Winstonia Love of Henna plate paired with Zoya Levi


I'm obsessed with this look, the henna stamping on the nude nail. And I love Levi along with it--the gold is subtle and those colored glitters peeping out here and there just adds a little flash. Love, love, love!!


You can find the Love of Henna plate (and the other three!) in the Winstonia store if you do, you can use my code for 10% off: MICH10. You can also find it on Amazon if that's easier for you! And you can also follow Winstonia on Instagram and Facebook for news, updates, and sales.


Happy Stamping!!
M.

19 comments:

  1. Some lovely manicures you got with this stamping plate. I love the pink mani the most :)

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  2. The Lady Varnishes Broken Carousel mani is totally rocking. Epic Nail Art

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    1. It is such an amazing polish. Not sure how happy I am with the final mani, but the polish it amazeballs!!

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  3. TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THAT 2nd mani-green and purple...that was amazing and sooo beautifully done. the colors were perfect

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    1. Thank you so much! I wasn't sure if it was too bold, but it has definitely grown on me!!! :)

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  4. TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THAT 2nd mani-green and purple...that was amazing and sooo beautifully done. the colors were perfect

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  5. That green and purple mani is perfection!! SO GOOD!

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  6. I agree, the stamping on the naked nail is so cool for this design!

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    1. I am so in love with that look right now...:)

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  7. Wow beautiful manis. This plate is superb you used it amazingly !!

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  8. That last mani is absolute perfection. So soft and classy!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'd like to think that describes me, too--I'd like to think it, but then I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror! :P

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