Sunday, November 6, 2016

Review: Ejiubas double-sided Celtic plate!

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


Okay, guys. If you haven't checked out Ejiubas stamping plates yet, I am deeply excited to be the first to introduce them to you because, two words (one hyphenated word?): Double-Sided.


Yes, of course I love the designs, and yes, of course I wouldn't be excited if it didn't stamp well. But it does. And: DOUBLE-SIDED. Why didn't someone do this before??


Ejiubas Celtic double-sided plate
Ejiubas Celtic double-sided plate


Okay, I'm getting ahead of myself. First, here's the full video review I made of the plate (I also did a super-quick version, which you can find here):





Okay, let's take a look at the plate:






I love that one side of the plate is collage-style and one side is traditional full nail images, to give you the best of both worlds, and to maximize the design potential you get from mixing and matching. And while I love the predominant Celtic flavor of the plate, I also love the art nouveau influence that makes this an amazing plate for so much more than just Celtic designs.


So how big are we talking? The full nail images are 5/8ths of an inch wide and 6.5/8ths of an inch tall:





And here's a shot to give you a feel for how big things are on the collage portion:





Yeah, okay, but...does it stamp well??








Those are some darn good images. The one thing to be careful about is the bird section of the plate--whenever you have big, wide spaces like that, you need to be careful about the direction you swipe, o you won't get bald areas. I try to go diagonal to the main lines. :)


On to the sample manicure! I'm still loving fall colors, although I'm starting to feel the pull of winter jewel-tones...but for now I wanted to do some fall layering with this plate, so I pulled out Spellbound Nails Crookshanks, an excellent polish for pond manis and stamping sammiches. Then I stamped between layers and on top of the layers with Girly Bits stamping polishes in Bronze Goddess and Flame:



Ejiubas Celtic over Spellbound Nails Crookshanks, stamped with Girly Bits Bronze Goddess and Flame
Ejiubas Celtic over Spellbound Nails Crookshanks, stamped with Girly Bits Bronze Goddess and Flame

Ejiubas Celtic over Spellbound Nails Crookshanks, stamped with Girly Bits Bronze Goddess and Flame
Ejiubas Celtic over Spellbound Nails Crookshanks, stamped with Girly Bits Bronze Goddess and Flame

Ejiubas Celtic over Spellbound Nails Crookshanks, stamped with Girly Bits Bronze Goddess and Flame
Ejiubas Celtic over Spellbound Nails Crookshanks, stamped with Girly Bits Bronze Goddess and Flame

 I am sooo happy with how this came out, I think I'm gonna recreate it and wear it on Thanksgiving. I love how you can see the layered swirls and the flakies in the polish, and I love how these two colors of stamping polish play together. If pumpkin spice were a manicure, this is the manicure it'd be. :)


You can find Ejiubas plates on their website, and also on Amazon if that's easier for you. And don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration and updates!

Happy Stamping!
M.

2 comments:

  1. So interesting to see this stamping plate is double sided. Some neat designs on it too.

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  2. I think all plates should be double-sided, lol!

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