Monday, 4 July 2016

Yellow Sunflowers (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND106)

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Hello lovelies! I'm back with a nice summery look as part of a review for new nail art brand Nicole Diary. They recently contacted me offering 3 stamping plates of my choice to review. I chose three gorgeous plates, one of which I have to show you today. The sunflower image on that particular plate was the first to catch my eye, and I ended up using it for the design below. As always, read on for more info!

Yellow Sunflowers (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND106) @acertainbeccaa

I started off with a base of OPI 'My Twin Mimmy' from the Hello Kitty Collection (swatched here). I thought the rich yellow would be a perfect sunflower colour. Below is three coats and topcoat.

OPI Hello Kitty 'My Twin Mimmy' @acertainbeccaa

Before I get into the stamping, here is a look at the plate itself (ND106). The square plates measure 6 x 6cm, so actually have quite big patterns on. I love the size as I do have issues finding designs long enough for my nails. Each plate came with a blue protective film and a small cardboard sleeve for storage.

Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND106 @acertainbeccaa

I stamped the top right flower pattern onto all of my nails. I used Hit The Bottle 'As Black As Night' and my MoYou London squishy rectangular stamper. The plate is very well etched and I had no issues at all picking up or transferring the design. After waiting a few minutes to avoid smudging, I added a quick topcoat to seal in my flowers.

Yellow Sunflowers (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND106) @acertainbeccaa
Yellow Sunflowers (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND106) @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I have to say I'm really impressed! I found the plate so easy to use, and you can see how clearly the design has transferred. Again, I really love the bigger size of the patterns - I don't have to worry at all about them fitting my nails. Keep an eye out for more nail art using Nicole Diary plates soon!

You can find Nicole Diary on Instagram here and Amazon here. Their plates are currently only $1 each, with free shipping.


Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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18 comments:

  1. Pretty design and great yellow polish!

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  2. I love the design and the square plate. Great review of a new brand!

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    1. Thank you! The square plates do seem to fit a lot more on :) x

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  3. I really like the black over the yellow for the flower. The plate looks higher quality than a lot of other foreign brands, stamped great too.

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    1. Yes! I was really impressed with the quality, especially after seeing they are only $1 each! x

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  4. WOW, i really like this gorgeous yellow nail polish and not even to mention your lovely long nails! (I'm drooling here) The sunflowers looks really great! Great photos!

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    1. Thank you so much! I always worry about my photos until I post them so it's nice to hear you like them! :) x

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  5. This is such a striking design! The stamping is spot on too!x

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely very bold :) x

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  6. I love this mani! Perfect design for long nails!

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    1. Thank you! Definitely one for longer nails :) x

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  7. Nicole Diary is really great! I have a few reviews with them as well.. and as you said they have impressive brands! I loved the black stamping.. and that polish is so opaque <3

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    1. Yes I am really enjoying the plates, might have to get myself some more! x

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