Until I met the MoYou ladies I had never tried nail stamping – I know, what a terrible nail blogger! I had seen amazing, intricate nail designs and always wanted to get involved but never made the leap. But when I went to a blogging event and saw the MoYou stand I was drawn like a moth to the brightly coloured flame.
MoYou Nail Stamping Kit Review
I could tell you all about the incredible range of stamping plates that MoYou have on offer (and add to constantly) but you need to see it to believe it… there really is something for everyone. You can take a look at their extensive range HERE.
In case you don’t know what nail stamping is, it’s a way for you to do detailed and fun nail art at home, without the faff and skill needed to handpaint your nails. You simply paint nail varnish onto the metal plates which are covered in multiple designs, remove the excess with the provided scraper, roll the stamper over the design and roll over your nail – transferring the design onto your nail! It’s like magic.
I had my nails done at the event and it looked so simple and straightforward that I was very excited to give it a go at home…
Full disclosure… It wasn’t *quite* that easy doing it myself. It’s definitely one of those things that requires practice and patience. But one you get the hang of it the results are AMAZING. There are some really helpful video tutorials on their YouTube channel which you can see HERE.
At first I wasn’t picking up any polish on the stamper at all and couldn’t understand why (I read some online tutorials that recommend lightly filing the surface of the stamper which helped!). Then my scraping technique was either too overzealous or not firm enough. My stamp rolling also left a lot to be desired, but I got a whole hand done (see the photo at the bottom of this blog) and by the time I got to my pinky finger I managed it on the first go! I think it is one of those things that gets easier with every try so I’m just going to keep playing with them – expect to see a lot more exciting nail designs in future!
Each plate is £4.99, and the stamper and scrapers start at £2.99.
What do you think of stamping? Are you going to give it a go?