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Hello Loves! So, turns out my salon job is whooping my tail! I'm so exhausted by the time I get home, I just don't want to do anything. Yeah, I wish I could tell you that I'm just so busy that it is killing me, but it's more like boredom. lol Things are off to a slow start, but I have faith they'll pick up soon.
The good news is I had time the other day between clients to play with the Bundle Monster Occasions Collection Halloween and Thanksgiving stamping plates. This collection consists of 5 Halloween themed plates and 5 Fall/Thanksgiving plates. The images range from playful and spooky to scrumptious and inviting.
Ok, so I have another confession to make. I'm struggling big time with stamping lately. I think I mentioned a while back that the Two Foot Terrorist (aka my 2 year old) ran off with my favorite stamper and hid it only God knows where. I have a few stampers that I am trying to adjust to using, but my stamping isn't as crisp as it should be. With that said, I took pictures and a few swatches from each of the plates. You will notice there are tons of skips in my swatches. This is a stamper issue, not a plate issue. I was able to get full pick up on all of the plates at one point or another, but I honestly gave up for these pictures.
Ready to see some pictures? Let's start with a simple Halloween manicure. For this one, I used three Bundle Monster Speed Gels as the base: You're So Tragic, Cocktail Dress and Rouge Lipstick. I then stamped with Bundle Monster Stamping Polish in Noir Black and Iced Silver. The spider is from BM-S202 and the web is from BM-S205. It is a very simple design, but I'm finding that I like simple right now. Crazy, right?
So let's take a peek at the plates. I'll show them in order followed by the sample stamps. Again, the gaps in the images are me and not the plates. :(
BM-S201 is a Halloween themed plate with lots of spooky words and images to choose from. You can isolate the images or use them as a mashup. My favorite part of this plate is the owl. So freaking cute!
BM-S202 is also a Halloween plate. This one is made up of cutsie images. The spider in the top left is the one I used for the Halloween manicure above.
No Halloween Collection would be complete with a witch and a haunted house, right? BM-S203 has that and more.
Ugh...the skips...so sorry about those. Yeah, so y'all tell me your favorite stampers in the comments! I have the Bundle Monster Mega Stamper and I love it, but it's a bit too firm for super long nails and swatch sticks.
I adore the little jack-o-lantern faces on BM-S204. They range from traditional to unique and fit nicely on the average size nail.
Spiders and bats and creepy crawlers...BM-S205 has you covered. Oh, and ghosts!
Moving on to the fall and Thanksgiving themed plates, BM-S206 is a mashup of trees, birds, leaves, and the cutest little mushrooms ever! Oh, and a squirrel. lol
BM-S207 is another word plate, but this time with tons of fall themed words and phrases.
BM-S208 is a harvest themed plate with a great basket weave pattern, sunflowers and veggies. I admit, I couldn't resist double stamping my sample with this one. Oops. ;)
BM-S209 is a fall food plate, I think? I see apples, donuts, acorns, honey, and I have no clue what those other two are. Flowers and walnuts, maybe?
I hereby dub BM-S210 as the Vegetable Soup plate. I mean, other than the wheat and the turkey, this plate is stocked with the ingredients for a superb veggie soup. :)
So there you have them - the Bundle Monster Occasions Collection - Halloween and Fall stamping plates. My apologies to Bundle Monster for the crazy skipping images. If you do a Google Image Search for Bundle Monster Occasions, you'll see better samples of stamping with these plates, but I wanted to show you the images since they're all so fun and adorable!
Oh, I have one more mani to show you. For this one, I used Revel Nail Harvest and Festival as the base. I then double stamped with Bundle Monster Stamping Polish in Liquid Gold and Crimson Red and the sunflower image from BM-S208. I love how the nails turned out with the Red stamp over the gold. I tried the reverse on the pinkie and ring finger and it didn't turn out quite as nice. Oh well...can't love them all.
If you like the looks of these plates, you can pick up the set on Bundle Monster's website here or on Amazon here.
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