Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review: Messy Mansion MM84XL (or, pretty winter sweater)

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


I'm back today with Messy Mansion's MM84XL plate, one of two plates that feature amazing sweater-type textures. Here's the video I made reviewing the plate:




Let's take a close-up look at the plate:


Messy Mansion MM84XL
Messy Mansion MM84XL

This plate is great, of course, for anyone who knits, crochets, or sews. I do some sewing (yes, have even made clothes for myself!) but crocheting and knitting never quite worked out for me (trust me, you don't want to see the results--an unfortunately number of polyesters lost their lives in the process). But what I personally love about this plate is the textures. Brick-type patterns, braid-type patterns, wide patterns, tight patterns. You can use these behind other images for a ton of looks, or by themselves for a sweater-type look. And don't forget about that lace image--this one has a more hand-crocheted doily sort of look, very different from most of the lace images out there.


In terms of size, the full-nail images are 3/4 of an inch wide by 1 inch tall (approx. 1.9 cm by 2.54 cm), and here's a look with a ruler so you can get a feel for the smaller images:  





How does it stamp?



I got excellent detail with these images. If you're using a clear stamper, I suggest a very gentle scrape so you can get the details with the super-fine lines that clear stampers can get finicky with. :)


For my sample mani, I wanted to do a warm winter sweater mani, since it's been cold around here and I've been digging out snuggly clothes! I started with a base of Spellbound Nails Merry & Bright, then stamped my image with Messy Mansion Red-y Or Not for a tone-on-tone look. To finish it off, I stamped accent nails with MM82XL in Messy Mansion Soft Gold:



Messy Mansion MM84XL over Spellbound Nails Merry & Bright
Messy Mansion MM84XL over Spellbound Nails Merry & Bright

Messy Mansion MM84XL over Spellbound Nails Merry & Bright
Messy Mansion MM84XL over Spellbound Nails Merry & Bright


I love how warm and cozy thi is, and I love how the glitters shine through the textural pattern to make it look like a slightly sparkly sweater. This was another one of those manis I didn't want to take off.


You can find this and other awesome plates in the Messy Mansion store, and don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram! There's also a Facebook group where people share Messy Mansion manis if you want to check that out, too. :)


Happy stamping,
M.

24 comments:

  1. Such a cute sweater inspired stamping design that is.

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  2. Great plate! I love texture plates

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  3. This is so gorgeous! Messy Mansion has great plates.

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    1. They really do. Their Halloween and Christmas plates this year were off the charts!

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  4. Great plate. I like the subtle stamping you did.

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  5. I've only got 1 Messy Mansion plate and love it. This one is super x

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  6. Great mani. I always love these type of images!

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  7. I love this type of sweater plate! I prefer the simple patterns over the more elaborate designs typically associated with ugly Christmas sweaters.

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    1. Agreed. I think the textured ones like this just feel warm and fuzzy. :)

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  8. Ahhh I love this plate! Could do so many different things with it.

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  9. This is such a good plate! I have many friends who would love it.

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