Hello my lovelies! I hope your week is going great! I'm on a little vacation but not for long because next week I have to start studying for my exams. I was kinda in a rut with my nail inspiration these days when finally today some of the new plates I've ordered arrived. I got these from LightInTheBox.com , an Asian website I discovered through the Adventures In Stamping facebook group. I can tell you that since I've joined this group my stamping has gotten a lot better but I also found out about a lot of plates. My wishlist keeps getting longer and longer!
The plates are from the QA series and are also available on ebay from various sellers. They can be purchased as a bundle but I liked that on this site you can choose the plates you wanna get and don't have to buy a whole lot of them. I got 5 plates for about 6.5$ and the shipping was only 0.7$. It took 3 weeks for them to arrive. Let's take a look as these plates, shall we?
The plates are octagon shaped but I don't mind that too much. They don't have a backing so the corners may be sharp on some of them. You have to be careful especially when removing the plastic film they come with. I had to use my scraper on some of them to get the edges of the film to lift so I could peel it off. The full nail images vary in size. Most of them are 16x14mm but you can see that on some plates there is an image in the middle that is smaller (14x12mm). Now let's see how they stamp.
Forgive the messiness of these swatches. Most of it is user error because I was in a hurry and wasn't wiping everything properly. I tried to use some of my best stamping polishes. As you can see, plates QA13 and QA18 stamp very well.
Plate QA16 is one of my favorites because of the flowery designs but I did have trouble with the small ones. These tiny animals have very fine lines and don't seem to stamp well. Also there's the larger one with a lot of dots that don't seem to show up at all. My swatches of plate QA8 are very messy but that's only because Awaken is such a pigmented polish. I swear it shows up on paper even when you don't see it on the stamper. Finally, plate QA17 that I got for the starry design. I'm not sure who the girl in the images is. Maybe some of you know her cause I sure don't.
All in all, I'm very happy with these plates and I think they are a great deal. The site also has other plates (A series, B series, G series) and recently they added the M series (Konad dupes) from which I also have some on the way to me. Hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions don't be afraid to leave them in the comments!
*Disclaimer: These products were purchased by me with my own money. I'm not affiliated in any way with the company above.