Today’s review cover the Beauty Big Bang XL-034 stamping plate. Keep reading to see how to create some beautiful manicures for the season with this item!
As is the case with all of the Beauty Big Bang plates, the BBBXL-034 plate comes packaged in a decorative cardboard envelope. You can tell what the theme of the patterns is based on the graphic printed on the front, and it lists the name of the plate while the reverse side has a proprietary bar code for the item along with a pictorial showing how to use it.
While the packaging is cute, I always wish that they would leave a window cut out so that you can see what the images are on the actual plate so that you don’t have to open it to see the item. It is a huge step up that they have different graphics on the front so that you know what season the images are best suited for.
When you first see the plate, you will notice that the metal surface has a layer of blue plastic over it. This must be removed before you can use the item, or else you won’t be able to take advantage of the deep etching of the plate.
It seems to be common practice that all long rectangular plates are mounted on a piece of white plastic with rounded corners so that the user can’t injure herself with the item. Believe it or not, those metal edges can be sharp enough to cut through skin, so you shouldn’t take this detail for granted.
This plate is cleverly arranged to look as if there is a house on it. There are quite a number of images ranging from gingerbread men to reindeer, so the patterns lend themselves to a fall-winter season, but some of the designs like the stars and the details of the house are applicable all year round.
You can create elegant filigrees with the roof of the house, and the single images floating above the roof can be used to create your own unique designs such as in the fall manicure below.
The rectangular images are so large that you really only need half of an image to fully cover a short nail. I chose not to show the Santa that was creeping around the image from the bottom corner of the plate, 2nd from the right, to create the snowy trees manicure below.
The designs on the plate are very cute, and the quality of the etching is top notch. The patterns are suitable for those with short or long nails, and you’ll love how creative you can get with this item.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this stamping plate SKU: BBBXL-034 (retail price is $5.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code CHRISS will get you 10% off your order, and Beauty Big Bang offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!
Or purchase the plate as part of a set of 5 Christmas themed plates for a bigger discount! SKU: ZHSP0467 (retail price: $25.99 USD). Don’t forget to apply the coupon code CHRISS for that 10% off!