Thursday 29 October 2015

Nail Art Designs With MoYou's Tropical Plate No.12

Hey guys! For this post, I decided to do something a little different. I haven't done any nail art in a while, so I got playing with my new MoYou Tropical Plate No.12 and new O.P.I Nail Polishes* to create two designs to show you today!

MoYou Tropical No.12 Nail Stamping Plate

It's worth noting from the offset that even though I've wanted to try them for a long time, I've never actually used a stamping set before this one. So come and take a look at how I got on and what you can achieve yourself!

I'll start off explaining how to use the stamper, then show you the two looks that I tried.

How to use the MoYou stamper

When you first see the stamping set, it looks easy peasy. However, there is a bit of a learning curve here, so don't let its simpleness deceive you. 

You need to begin by removing the blue cover from the stamper plate. Next, choose your pattern.

MoYou Tropical No.12 Nail Stamping Plate

Once you have chosen your pattern, take a nail polish of your choice (it's best to use a shade that you know to be well pigmented or a one coater) and paint a thick layer over the pattern area. The next step is where the practicing comes in as you need to work quickly.

MoYou Scraper

When the nail polish polish has been applied, you need to grab your scraper and place it on a 45 degree angle above the pattern and quickly and precisely scrape the excess nail polish from the plate. As soon as you have done that, you need to pick up your stamper and roll it once through the pattern to transfer the polish to the stamp.

MoYou Stamper

Next, line up the pattern on the stamper with your nail and, again, quickly roll it over the nail. Clean off the mess around the nails and top off with a top coat to make it last longer.

To make that a little easier to understand, here is a video by MoYou:

Look Number 1

For the first look, I used O.P.I's Viking In A Vinter Vonderland (the dark purple) and My Voice Is A Little Norse* (the glitter polish), both from the 2014 Nordic Collection along with O.P.I's Turn On The Haute Light (silver) from the 2014 Coca-Cola collection.

Nail Art Design with MoYou's Tropical Plate No.12

I started off by tidying up the nails with the Elegant Touch Nail Nippers and The Edge Cuticle Pusher and using Elegant Touch's Nail Apothecary ToughFlex Base Coat* before applying the polish. I used two of the different patterns from the Tropical Plate No.12 for this look.

Whilst I was happy with how the pointer and little fingers turned out, I did make a bit of a mistake on the middle finger. Hopefully it's not too noticeable as I tried to cover it, but I do need a bit more practice with this stamping!

Nail Art Design with MoYou's Tropical Plate No.12

I was okay with the first few steps, I applied enough polish, I was swift with the scraper, the stamp picked up the pattern well, but I really need to work on my aim when it comes to applying it onto the nail. 

Look Number 2

For this look, I used O.P.I's Christmas Gone Plaid* (dark green) from the Gwen Stefani 2014 Christmas collection and Color Club's Cherubic (tan hologaphic) from the 2013 Halo Hues collection.

Nail Art Design with MoYou's Tropical Plate No.12

For this look I only used one pattern from the plate. Once again, I made another little mistake on the middle finger (I seem to struggle with this finger whereas the others are fine).

Nail Art Design with MoYou's Tropical Plate No.12
With flash
I'm actually much happier with how this one turned out as I was more comfortable with the process. I especially love how it turned out on the ring finger.

Nail Art Design with MoYou's Tropical Plate No.12

Even though I had never used the stamper plates before, I am now in love with the endless list of looks you can achieve with them. Now I've started, I want all of the plates (starting with those Xmas plates!).

It is a little awkward to get the hang of at first, but I'm finding that the more confident you are with the process the better it turns out. If you get stuck, try printing a few times on a sheet of paper to practice your technique (I think that I'll be giving this a go!). In addition, I also adore my new O.P.I shades. How stunning are the colours?

You can purchase the O.P.I polishes from at the following links:

Viking in a Vinter Vonderland (£6.95/15ml)
My Voice is a Little Norse (£6.95/15ml)
Christmas Gone Plaid (£6.95/15ml)

They offer free express, tracked delivery with a spend of £15 and up and they have over 1,000 colours and treatments in stock. If you order before 2pm Mon-Fri they will dispatch the same day!

And you can find the MoYou Tropical No.12 plate over at MoYou London for £4.99.

What are your thoughts on the nail designs? What is your favourite of the O.P.I nail shades?
Let me know in the comments below!

Zoe. @Beautifinous

*The products featured in this post were sent to me by for nail art swatches, but this has in no way affected my opinions on each of them with them with all thoughts and feelings expressed being my own.

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoying your blog. You have some original posts.
    Keep it up lovely.

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