It Girl Nail Art Nail Plate 102 Review

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Ok, I had to get that out of my system. I'm sorry I gave myself a long weekend away from the blog. Hubs came home on Friday, from being out of town for a few days, and came home early and had me take him to urgent care. Which took away from the cleaning and errands I needed to do for munchkin's first sleepover to celebrate her 6th birthday. Then yesterday, the kids didn't have school but she had a doctors appointment that then turned into an afternoon of fun. Anyway, lets get to the good stuff.

I've faced a fear. I admit I've been incredibly intimidated by stamping. The thought of doing it just gave me anxiety attacks and I have no idea why. Then, It Girl Nail Art came along. It is a new indie stamping brand. She took a risk and gave me a chance. I mean, if I can stamp then anyone can stamp. 

This is stamping plate 102. This was the first one she sent me. When it arrived it was bent down the center. I slowly flattened it by placing it between a few heavy hard back books for a few days. It didn't fully flatten, but I was able to gently finish the job with my hands. In case it didn't flatten, she sent me plates 101 and 103 as well, but I will show you those at later dates. One at a time. 
The first thing is to decide what in the world am I going to use to stamp? I've never done this before. I'm overwhelmed. I tried a few black polishes that I thought would be easy peasy, but no. They all flopped and wouldn't even come off onto the stamper. I had to take a break. I decided to decorate my Creative Stamper that Cleo from Twee & Honey sent me. It turned out really cute too! LOOK! 

When that was dry the next day, I knew I couldn't put it off any longer and I had to force the anxiety away. I grabbed several polishes and decided to jump in.
I used these five on the top row of the plate.
Left to right:
Cameo Colours Lacquers Saturday, Cult Nails Nevermore, Lorelei Lacquer Finn, KBShimmer Blush Money, and China Glaze Japanese Koi
I used these five on the bottom row of the plate.
Left to right:
Colors by Llarowe (not sure what the name is), Marbles for Polish Midnight MistressTop Shelf Lacquer Pink Cosmopolitan, LynBDesigns Tabitha, and Lorelei Lacquer Jamaica.
Top to bottom:
Cameo Colours Lacquers Saturday and Colors by Llarowe (not sure what the name is)
Top to bottom:
Cult Nails Nevermore and Marbles for Polish Midnight Mistress
Top to bottom:
Lorelei Lacquer Finn and Top Shelf Lacquer Pink Cosmopolitan
Top to bottom:
KBShimmer Blush Money and LynBDesigns Tabitha
Top to bottom:
China Glaze Japanese Koi and Lorelei Lacquer Jamaica

Now for a closer look!
Cult Nails Nevermore
KBShimmer Blush Money
Colors by Llarowe (not sure what the name is)
Top Shelf Lacquer Pink Cosmopolitan
Lorelei Lacquer Jamaica

Note that I tried several polishes on the top right corner of the plate and it was hard to get anything to work. I decided to give it one last shot as I was playing around with stuff. I wanted to make this one a bit more cohesive.
Left to right:
I started by painting all my fingers with two coats of OPI Cement the Deal. On my pinky, I stamped with SuperChic Lacquer Crystal Blue Persuasion. On my ring finger, I stamped with Bohemian Polish Half-Life. On my middle finger, I stamped with Top Shelf Lacquer Teal-tini. On my pinky, I stamped with Lollipop Posse Lacquer That's How Witch Babies Are.
As you can see each of these stamped beautifully! I was so happy I was finally able to get that top right corner of the plate to work. The jelly was fantastic!
Lastly, I was swatching some new stuff from SinfulColors and I knew I had to test out how they stamped. I REALLY love how this mani ended up and will probably attempt to recreate it at some point.

I may not have mastered getting the full image to transfer or how to get polish to completely fill the spaces in the plate, but for me, this is a big ol' win! I stamped you guys! I can't believe I actually did it. So much excite! 

After this plate alone, I'm fully sold on It Girl Nail Art plates. I can't wait to show you all the other two from her. All three are available now for $13.50102 has some great images that you can play around with layering and such. 

A big thank you to Nicole, the lady behind It Girl Nail Art, for being so understanding of my anxiety over this and taking a bit longer than normal to do the post. After a couple tries, it was more fun than stressful and I can't wait to dive into the other two plates!

What do you all think? Is this a brand you'd want to look into?

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**The featured product in this post was provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky  :o)

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