Good Morning! Happy MLK Jr. Day! 🙂
At Christmas I got my nail stamping kit, and just recently I used one of the $10 off $20 Sally Beauty Supply coupons (find one here) to get this new stamping kit. I don’t need the scraper, plate holder, or the stamper, but I liked the different plates offered in this kit. Here’s what the Salon Express nail stamping kit looks like:
This kit comes with:
- 5 stamping plates
- Dual-ended stamper
- Plate holder
What types of designs are on the plates?
- Lots of hearts
- 6 full-nail designs (hearts, stars, zebra-ish stripes, tiny checkers, polka dots, a sunburst design and tiny flowers)
- Lots of butterflies
- Sea turtle
- Palm tree
- Lots of flowers
- Dragon flies
- Moon and stars
- XOXO with hearts
- An apple (honestly this sold me since I’m a teacher!!)
- All in all, 28 pictures and 6 full-nail designs
How does the quality compare to the Bundlemonster/Konad kit?
I was super-impressed with the quality. The plates are a little thinner and not backed with paper like my BM plates, but they work perfectly. Also they’re the exact same size as the BM and Konad plates so all the supplies are totally interchangeable. I actually like the plate holder, scraper and stamper from this kit better than my Konad stuff. I think the stamper picks up the designs a little better, the plate holder holds the plates better, and the scraper is a little bigger and easier to hold! The only downfall is that 1) There are a million hearts, butterflies, flowers, etc which aren’t exactly my style, and 2) the full-nail designs are too small for my nails so I have to do 2 stamps side-by-side. If you have smaller nails you might be fine, but for me they were just a little too small for every nail except my pinky. My thumb was WAY too large for the stamp, but it was pretty easy to stamp two designs in such a way that you couldn’t really tell. Also, you have to buy nail polish separately. If you have a lot of one-coater type polishes you can use those, otherwise you’ll need to get some Sally Hansen Insta-Dri or other similar polish. You could also use the Konad Special polishes if you have access to them.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
YES PLEASE! If you just wanna try out stamping and don’t want to spend $40, or you don’t have access to a debit or credit card to use online on Amazon this kit can be found at Sally Beauty Supply and is only $9.99, regular price. Like I said above, I used that coupon and got it basically for free. I got this and some nail polishes for $10 and it should have been $20. I LOVE THIS! It has designs that I don’t have in my BM 25-pc plates and it works so well! I like my BM plates for all the full-nail designs but I love this Salon Express kit for the turtle, seahorse, apple (!!!), palm tree, checker full-nail design among others. Print out that coupon and go to Sally’s NOW!! 🙂
Please let me know if you use that coupon to get this or anything else! I’d love to hear about your designs 🙂