Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: Winstonia Horror Night plate (Halloween 2016)

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Hello!


It's official--it's fall. The solstice has solsticed (edit--the equinox has equinixed, lol), the pumpkin spice is flowing, and that's right--Halloween is right around the corner.


Yes, I have my costume picked out already.

Yes, I have made my first trial-run batch of graveyard cupcakes.

Yes, I've visited every store in my area that has Halloween decorations.

Yes, I may have a problem. But if loving Halloween is wrong, then I don't want to be right!


So bring on the Halloween plates and the Halloween nail art! To start off, we're gonna take a look at one of three new Halloween plates Winstonia has released this year, their Horror Night plate. Of course I made a video showing all three plates:




Let's take a look at a still shot:


Winstonia Horror Night plate
Winstonia Horror Night plate


This is an infinite-image style plate that has elements that can be used for full-nail images as well as single images. You should be able to get full-nail coverage from the skulls-and-crossbones, the punikens 'n' candy corn, the worms 'n' candy corn, the ants, and the tree--although if you have longer nails you may not have as much flexibility with the orientation of the tree limbs on your nails.


There's also plenty of scene-building available here. The spooky tree + frightened cat + full moon would be excellent. Or the spooky tree + a row of zombie hands. Or Dracula under a full moon. Or the scarecrow under the full moon and creepy sky. Tons of combinations and potential here!

And, if you prefer a minimal approach, imagine an orange manicure with a black scarecrow on your accent nails. Or a millipede crawling across your nails. Or some bats over a purple holo.


Here's a look next to a ruler so you can get a feel for how big each image is:


Winstonia Horror Night plate
Winstonia Horror Night plate

Winstonia Horror Night plate
Winstonia Horror Night plate


And does it stamp well? Oh yes. Look at how well the creepy font is preserved:




Excellent quality for all your spooky needs.


For my first sample mani, I used a base of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Deep Blue Dream, and then stamped with Messy Mansion Sterling and Carbon (also available on Amazon):


Winstonia Horror Night plate over Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Deep Blue Dream stamped with Messy Mansion polishes
Winstonia Horror Night plate over Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Deep Blue Dream stamped with Messy Mansion polishes

Winstonia Horror Night plate over Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Deep Blue Dream stamped with Messy Mansion polishes
Winstonia Horror Night plate over Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Deep Blue Dream stamped with Messy Mansion polishes


Deep Blue Dream has amazing holo bling that works beautifully under this creepy stamping to give flash and depth--love, love, love!!


For my second mani, I started with a base of Zoya Liv, then sponged on a little Julip Erica for glitter. Then I did some reversed stamping with Messy Mansion Happy Now, Banana Bender and Chalk (also available on Amazon). Here's how it came out:


Winstonia Horror Night plate over Zoya Liv stamped with Messy Mansion polishes
Winstonia Horror Night plate over Zoya Liv stamped with Messy Mansion polishes

Winstonia Horror Night plate over Zoya Liv stamped with Messy Mansion polishes
Winstonia Horror Night plate over Zoya Liv stamped with Messy Mansion polishes


I like the whimsy in this, although if I were to do it again, I think I'd use a different glitter. But this pattern is adorable and so easy. :)


You can find this plate in the Winstonia store; use my code, MICH10 for 10% off your entire order. You can also find them on Amazon if that's easier for you. And, don't forget to follow Winstonia on Instagram and Facebook for news, updates, and inspiration. :)


Happy stamping,
M.

22 comments:

  1. What a great Halloween themed stamping plate this is.

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  2. So many great designs on these plates! Wonderful review!

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  3. This is such a fantastic plate. Oh, and it was the equinox, not the solstice. ;)

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    1. ACK!!!!! I'm an idiot...the solstice is winter and summer. Thanks!!!

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  4. Every time I see Deep Blue Dream my heart skips a beat. It's so pretty! Great use of it!

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  5. Your nail art is amazing as ever! This plate strikes the perfect balance of creepy and cute!

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    1. Thank you! I agree, lots of versatility. :)

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  6. Oh my gosh I haven't seen these plates yet! I love the looks you did!

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  7. Yep, I need this plate. It's perfect! And I love that BEGL mani!

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  8. Perfect Halloween plate that I need! X

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  9. I *knew* Deep Blue Dream would be awesome for nail art.

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  10. This plate is great for Halloween manis!

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