Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Messy Mansion plate MM76XL (or, antique lace Valentine!)

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


Today I have a sweet plate to share with you that I've been saving, Messy Mansion plate MM76XL. It's a plate that would work well for winter manis or Christmas manis, but I couldn't resist using it for a Valentine's Mani. :)


Here's the video review I did of the plate, along with another:




And here's a still shot:


Messy Mansion MM76XL
Messy Mansion MM76XL


Obviously the snowflakes are great all through winter, and the two below the ribbons look like a starburst and a little flower to me, too. The ribbons have a great country feel for a country Christmas type look. I also love the bows and hearts on the plate for Valentine's manicures, so I decided to highlight that aspect today.


Since all of the images are different sizes, here are two shots with a ruler to help you get a feel for the relative sizes:





And here's a look at the stamping quality, which is excellent:




 For my Valentine's mani, I started with a base of The Lady Varnishes Destiny, then I sponged over some Hit The Bottle Polish Champagne Shifter, and Messy Mansion Petal. Then I stamped my images with Messy Mansion Dogwood Pink:


Messy Mansion MM76XL over The Lady Varnishes Destiny
Messy Mansion MM76XL over The Lady Varnishes Destiny

Messy Mansion MM76XL over The Lady Varnishes Destiny
Messy Mansion MM76XL over The Lady Varnishes Destiny


I love the antiqued look of this, like crocheted lace over an antique chest. Not exactly non-traditional colors for Valentine's Day, but not the typical look, either. :)


You can find this plate in Messy Mansion's shop, and you can follow them around the interwebs:




Happy stamping!
M.

20 comments:

  1. This definitely has an antique doily feeling to it. Beautiful nail art!

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  2. That's a very interesting plate, the images where much bigger than I thought. I like the final look and how you can combine parts of the image on the different nails for a mani that looks cohesive but not matchy-matchy.

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    1. Thank you so much! That's something I look for in plates, that flexibility. :)

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  3. This is a beautiful nail art look! I overlooked the hearts on the plate and was wondering how you were going to pull off a Valentine's look with all the snowflakes, lol! I need to pay closer attention!

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    1. It's so easy to do! That's one of the benefits of doing the nail art videos, I have to talk about every bit of the plate, so I see things I wouldn't otherwise. Otherwise I think I would have mentally filed this as just snowflakes, too! ;-)

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  4. That Valentine's Day look reminds me of unique lace from the Victorian era. I love it!

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  5. Not a plate is normally go for, b7t seeing your mani's has changed my mind x

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    1. Wow, I take that as a huge compliment!! :) <3

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  6. Sooo many awesome wintry and Christmassy manis can come out of this plate! I love how you managed to make it Valentine-y, as well!

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    1. I gotta streeeeetch those creative muscles, lol!! ;-)

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  7. I love your Valentine's mani! I'm also really digging the snowflakes on this plate!

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  8. Gorgeous plate. None traditional but stil very workable.

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    1. I love that about Messy Mansion, the spin they can put on a theme. :)

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  9. I haven't seen either of those, Messy Mansion is killing the plate game! Super adorable!

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    1. Agreed. I think their designs are so unique, they're on another level. :)

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