Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: Girly Bits plate and stamper

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!

It's always an exciting day when I get to review a brand I haven't reviewed before...If you didn't know it already, Girly Bits has expanded their line to include stamping polishes, tools, and stamping plates! Today we're going to take a look at Girly Bits GBC 1-01 stamping plate and their XL crystal stamper; I'll be back with a post reviewing their standing polishes.

Here's the video review I did if you want to see the products in action:




And here are some still shots!


Girly Bits GBC 1-01
Girly Bits GBC 1-01
Girly Bits GBC 1-01
Girly Bits GBC 1-01

Girly Bits GBC 1-01
Girly Bits GBC 1-01

Sooo many cool images on this plate, across a range of styles. Little flowers, big flowers, deco flowers. Geometrics, filigree, lacy. Among my favorites are the abstract art image on the bottom left, the compass-style image, the surreal butterfly, and the flowy mardi-gras style beads.


Let's take a look at size:

Girly Bits GBC 1-01
Girly Bits GBC 1-01

Girly Bits GBC 1-01
Girly Bits GBC 1-01


And here's Girly Bits XL crystal stamper:


Girly Bits XL crystal stamper
Girly Bits XL crystal stamper

Girly Bits XL crystal stamper
Girly Bits XL crystal stamper


Girly Bits XL crystal stamper
Girly Bits XL crystal stamper


The performance on this baby is excellent. The stamping head is flexible so you can push into it, although it isn't marshmallow squishy. Visibility is great, and I love the XL size for giving me plenty of image to work with. This picked up and transferred beautifully.


And how cute is that logo?!?!


So let's see how these stamp! For my sample mani, I was inspired by the image that has the nautical compass style feel. I started with a base of Blue-Eyed Girl Thrill Me To The Marrow (I'm telling you, this is an amazingly versatile polish), and then sponged on some Messy Mansion Stable Boy to get an antiqued feel. Then I stamped my image with Girly Bits Little black Dress; I also stamped a couple of tiny accents on the side of the middle and thumb with Girly Bits Bronze Goddess:


Girly Bits GBC 1-01 + Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Thrill Me To The Marrow and Messy Mansion Stable Boy
Girly Bits GBC 1-01 + Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Thrill Me To The Marrow and Messy Mansion Stable Boy

Girly Bits GBC 1-01 + Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Thrill Me To The Marrow and Messy Mansion Stable Boy
Girly Bits GBC 1-01 + Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Thrill Me To The Marrow and Messy Mansion Stable Boy

I can't imagine a better image to show you how perfectly this plate stamps--look at all of those gorgeous, crisp, amazing lines! There is a spot on the index finger where I sponged a bit over the image; I stopped doing that because I realized it might make it look like there was a problem with the stamping. If you look close, you'll see the polish is over the image, not the reverse. The image pick-up and transfer from this plate and with this stamper were absolutely top-notch.


Oh, and Girly Bits makes regular polishing, too. ;-)


You can find the plate, the stamper, and the stamping polish in the Girly Bits shop. You can also follow them on Instagram and Facebook for news, updates, and information!


Happy stamping!
M.

15 comments:

  1. A great mix of designs on this stamping plate!

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  2. I love a good stamping plate!

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  3. I've not used my plate in a little while; I think I need to dig it out and give it some love.

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  4. You know, I have never seen Girly Bits not be amazing.

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  5. Oohh me likey these plates, and you mani x

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  6. This is such a nice plate! Your stamping is so clean.

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  7. Awesome plate!! Love how you do these reviews!

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  8. Awesome plate!! Love how you do these reviews!

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  9. Great video. I love all the ideas you give on now to use the plate. Cosmic Seaweed cracked me up! I love the girly bits logo! Need that!

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  10. Beautiful mani! That's such a great plate!

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  11. Gorgeous plate..that watermarble image <3

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  12. The GB plate is one of my favorites. I use it ALL the time!

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