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Hello lovelies,

 

Lately I haven't been feeling like writing anything so all the swatches, photos and everything else is just piling up waiting to be written about. Don't you just hate moments like these? Sometimes I wish I could just paint my nails and the reviews would magically write themselves!

 

One of the products waiting to be reviewed is the Bundle Monster Work It! collection* of stamping plates. There are three sets with five plates each and I was able to choose one and I really wanted the set with yoga images on them. I must admit, I hate exercising and currently don't do it at all but when I did exercise before my wedding I enjoyed yoga the most (partly because of all the awesome videos on YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene). So naturally I've used the yoga images first ;)

 

Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review

 

 

So let me show you Bundle Monster Work It! Set 1 - Gym Junkie. There are five themed plates (BM-XL171-175) with images ranging from yoga poses and patterns to power words and phrases. Each plate is the standard Bundle Monster rectangular plate with dark blue hard plastic backing. Plates come with the blue protective foil which' removed already ;) Images are the larger, XL size which suits me and my longer nails very well.

 

I've tested quite a few of images from each plate and so far all of them stamped nicely, there were no badly etched parts, no problems at all. I particularly like the variety of thickness of the lines. There are some very fine images in the yoga plates that I really liked. Sometimes plates are etched too thickly but luckily that's not the case here. I've created a gradient manicure with stamped yoga images and this is how they came out:

 

Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review

 

I have used Models Own Chrome Turquoise and Chrome Pearl for the gradient background. Next I've applied Bundle Monster Poli-Peel, a latex protector. Then I've stamped over them with Hit the Bottle As Black As Night. All sealed with Seche Vite topcoat. 

 

The plates worked great as you can see! The whole range of Work It! plates is available at Bundle Monster website for $19.99 per set of 5 plates. Plates can be purchased separately as well.

 

I have another nail art manicure that I've done with this cool set but that's for the next time... ;)

 

Have a lovely start of the week! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm SO EXCITED to share today's post with you! The secret is out - I have designed a stamping plate in collaboration with Bundle Monster! My own plate, yay! This collaboration has started back in April so I had to keep this under the wraps and believe me, it wasn't easy!

 

I was surprised and honoured that Bundle Monster approached me with proposal to design my plate and I was even more appreciative after I found out there are only 10 of us doing this project (I hope there will be more in the future though)! I instantly started to think about the direction in which to take the designs. I've decided to translate my love for florals and patterns into this plate. You can find some hard-to-do zentangle patterns, a kaleidoscope-like floral design, pretty feathers and more! Many of them are great for creating stamping decals or for the leadlighting technique.

 

Without further ado, this is my plate:

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!

 

 

It's so nice to see my blog name on the plate as well! The plate itself is numbered BM-XL209 and it has 12 different designs in XL size so it nicely fits longer nails like mine. It is etched very well and each one stamped beautifully for me (stamped designs below with B. Loves Plates B. a Twilight stamping polish).

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!

 

Above is just a basic monochrome stamped manicure ready for some leadlighting. I've used Morgan Taylor Chrome Base and Hit The Bottle As Black as Night stamping polish.

 

What Bundle Monster says about the plate:

 

"It is so easy to fall in love with this ultra feminine collaboration nail plate created by Lucy's Stash (BM-XL209)! Get gorgeous details and fine lines with ease using this girly nail plate. We are uber excited how this XL stamping plate came out, and us at Bundle Monster and Lucy's Stash hope to see you rocking these designs on your newest nail art manicures soon!"

 

I've of course done more than just one manicure with 'my' plate so here's next one where I've tested this plate a bit more:

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!

 

I have opted for full feathery design where the background peeks out through the silver. Again, the image stamped beautifully and I had absolutely no issue which makes me really happy! For this manicure I have used three 'Ard As Nails polishes in Juju, Blogger Girl and Bex Smiles. They all had very nice formula and worked well for the gradient background. Then I stamped over it with China Glaze Millennium. What do you think of the result..and my collab plate?

 

You can buy Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash BM-XL209 as a single plate for $4.99 or in a set of five for $15.99 (currently sold out, expected restock mid-November). Thank you Bundle Monster for such amazing opportunity and stamping plate!

 

You can no WIN one plate for yourself! Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below to win one of six plates.. Good luck!

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!