Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dixie Plates Love 2018!

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Romance is in the air...Love is in the air...So you know I gotta put it on my nails, too.

So let's jump right in and take a look at Dixie Plates Love 2018! Here's the video review I did of the plate:

And here's a still shot:

Dixie Plates Love 2018

Love the range of images here, from super cute and fun, to pure romance. My favorites? The flirty clouds, the hot air balloons, the hands making the heart, and all the languages proclaiming their love.

Dixie Plates' full nail images are very generous, 2.1 x 2.5 cm, and here's a shot so you can tell the sizes of the smaller images:

The stamping quality is top-notch, as always:

These swatches were all done with my clear stamper and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Midnight Drive.

For my first mani, I just had to layer the flirty clouds with the hot air balloons...I started with a base of Spellbound Nails Beauxbatons, and then used reverse stamping to stamp (Messy Mansion Sterling), fill in (Messy Mansion Chalk), and apply my image to the nails. Then I stamped the rest on top with Messy Mansion Red-y Or Not:

Dixie Plates Love 2018 over Spellbound Nails Beauxbatons

Dixie Plates Love 2018 over Spellbound Nails Beauxbatons

I am soooo excited about how cute these came out! I love the depth, and those clouds just make me smile.

I did a tutorial to show you how I did it, and to share with you a little tip for making your reversed stamping easy as pie...

...instead of using a coat of topcoat on your nails before you roll your reversed-stamped images onto the nail, use a rubberized/sticky basecoat instead. That will grip your image like crazy, so you'll never leave half your image on your stamper again. ;-)

For my second mani, I started with a base of The Lady Varnishes Turkish D'Lightspeed, then stamped the striped image with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Thyme Is Money and Peach Buzz. Then I stamped the words with Kaleidoscope White:

Dixie Plates Love 2018 over The Lady Varnishes Turkish D'Lightspeed

Dixie Plates Love 2018 over The Lady Varnishes Turkish D'Lightspeed

Dixie Plates Love 2018 over The Lady Varnishes Turkish D'Lightspeed
Dixie Plates Love 2018 over The Lady Varnishes Turkish D'Lightspeed

This love how soft and romantic this is, still with a Valentine's feel, but an alternative to bright pinks and tons of hearts, when you're in the mood for something a little different. And how cute are those love birds?!?!

If you're in the US, you can find this plate (and Kaleidoscope stamping polishes) at Lantern & Wren, and if you're elsewhere, check out Dixie Plates site for a retailer that ships to you. In the meantime, you can stalk Dixie Plates around the interwebs here:

Dixie Plates Facebook Fangroup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461694520667496/

Dixie Plates on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dixie_plates/

Hope love is all around you, in all of its forms!
M. xoxo


  1. Looks like a great plate. Love the little hot air ballons :)

    1. So, so cute! And I love that the isolated one is a bit bigger, it gives a depth effect. :)

  2. Those clouds!
    The stick figure couples!
    Your French mani with a twist.

    Eh, it's such a cute plate.

    Neat trick, using that sort of basecoat!

    1. Thank you! I was talking with Kate (the Dixie Plates maker) about how Michelle of Hit The Bottle Polish suggested using a bonding basecoat to help when stamping with neon stamping polishes (which dry more quickly), and she said she wondered if it would help with reversed stamping, so I had to try it out! My life is so muh easier now, lol. :)


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