It Girl Nail Art plates are 12 cm long and 6 cm wide with the images measuring 2.25 cm x 2.25 cm. These plates are made of a slightly different metal than other plates I have so they have a slightly less shiny, brushed metal look. This is my second time trying It Girl stamping plates and I have to say that they all stamp great. These were even better than my first plates from them. With IG101-103, I found that some of the finer images were difficult to clean but I have zero issues with either of IG104 or IG106.
IG104 is inspired by classic fashion textiles with images ranging from plaid to houndstooth to argyle.
I thought it was interesting that there's numerous houndstooth patterns on this plate, of different sizes/styles, especially as a big houndstooth fan. I decided to combine all four houndstooth into one mani so you can see the different sizes. I smudged the image on my pointer finger so that is my error, nothing to do with the quality of the plate. I stamped with Mundo de Unas Black over KBShimmer Eyes White Open.
For my second IG104 mani, I stamped with Model Own Chrome Mauve over ILNP Sirene. This is a fairly fine pattern and look how great it stamps!
I debated even showing my third and final IG104 mani because I made such a mess of it. Mental note: don't make and apply stamping decals in the middle of the night because something is bound to go wrong! I made decals by stamping with Mundo de Unas Chocolate and filling in the argyle pattern with Bones and Sky Blue and applying them over a white base. The other nails are Zoya Robyn and everything is finished with Cult Nail Wax That top coat. I love the idea of this mani so much that I might redo it but I haven't had time yet.
The second plate I was sent to review is IG106 and I absolutely adore it. This plate is inspired by ornate brocades and lace. This seems so appropriate with Downton Abbey starting last weekend and a new season of Sherlock starting this upcoming weekend.
For my first IG106 mani, I stamped Mundo de Unas black over a Layla Ceramic Effect polish (called CE53 I believe...it's hard to tell).
It also looked cool matte'ed with Essie Matte About You.
For my second IG106 mani I made decals by stamping M Polish Guilded over OPI Black Onyx and then cutting it down to a strip and applying them over OPI Casino Royale. Again, it's a finely detailed pattern that stamps beautifully. I told you the quality of these plates is fantastic! I was inspired by do these when I was binge watching Vikings over the holidays and saw a dress that sort of looked like this. I think this is my favourite mani of the bunch that I'm showing today.
And lastly I have my newest polish, a Christmas gift, A England Whispering Waves that I dry brushed with Camelot and stamped with Essie Penny Talk.
Another fine pattern with perfect stamping. I love brocade patterns, don't you?
There you have my review of the upcoming It Girl stamping plates, IG104 and IG106. There is also an IG105 which I wasn't sent but I'm sure it also stamps like a dream. Remember, this is a pre-sale so if you order, they will begin shipping mid-January.
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