Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Cici & Sisi Zodiac and Fairtales Acrylic Stamping Plate Review

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Hey there!  This evening I have a review of a couple sets of plates from Cici & Sisi.  My first Cici & Sisi plates (which I purchased so many years ago) were the typical stainless steel plates but for the last couple years most (if not all) of the plates they have released have been acrylic.  I was sent the set of six Zodiac-themed plates and the two Fairytale-themed plates, focused on Alice In Wonderland and Little Red Riding Home.  I've done eight manis that you can read all about below, along with my thoughts on these plates.



If you haven't tried Cici & Sisi's acrylic plates before, they work exactly like stainless steel plates except that they're thicker than steel plates and more lightweight.  Personally I still prefer standard plates.  These acrylic plates seem to have some texture to them so if I use a thick stamping polish (like Mundos) it seems to stick in the texture and get picked up by the stamper.  That being said, the Cici & Sisi site does say that they work best with their stamper but I do not have that stamper.  Here I mostly used clear stampers and thinner stamping polish.  


6 x 6 cm stamping plate
$3.99 USD each
6 plates available



Polish:  Moo Moo's Signatures Himalayan Cherry, Peacock Romance and Frozen Lavender
Stamping:  Hit The Bottle As Black As Night (filled with Sally Hansen White On and OPI You're So Vain-illa)
Top Coat: KBShimmer Oh Matte!  



Polish:  Lacquester P.O.S. (Purple On Steroids), A England Camelot, pipe dream polish Champagne Kisses
Stamping:  Essie Good As Gold 
Top Coat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top 



Polish: Gradient of Esmaltes da Kelly Bruce and Allen over Dolly
Stamping:  Esmaltes da Kelly Molly or Hit The Bottle As Black As Night filled with Zoya Ziv
Top Coat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top



Polish:  FUN Lacquer Galaxy
Stamping:  Mundo de Unas White
Top Coat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top


9.5 x 14 cm stamping plate
$6.99 USD each



Polish:  Pahlish Fleur de Sel
Stamping:  Hit The Bottle As Black As Night (filled with Sally Hansen White On and Hit The Bottle Drop Red Gorgeous and Cactus Juice)
Top Coat: KBShimmer Oh Matte!  



Polish:  OPI Rich Girls & Po-Boys
Stamping:  Hit The Bottle As Black As Night, Drop Red Gorgeous and Cactus Juice
Top Coat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top



Polish:  Zoya Josie
Stamping:  Hit The Bottle On The Loose With Chartreuse (filled with Hit The Bottle As Black As Night, Moyra Dark Brown, Mundo de Unas Red and Light Grey, OPI My Vampire Is Buff and Sally Hansen White On)
Top Coat: KBShimmer Oh Matte!  



Polish:  Tonic Polish Stars At Twilight
Stamping:  Hit The Bottle As Black As Night, Mundo de Unas Light Grey and Reddish
Top Coat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top


I do find the designs on these plates pretty adorable, especially the Zodiac plates.  I just wish they covered the whole zodiac (I'm a Sagittarius and there's no plate for me) but maybe the rest will be coming in the future.  It seems they've only done the first four of the year so far so us year-end babies will have to wait.  The price on these is really fair which is nice.  However, if you usually stamp with Mundos, you may have to deal with some unclean scrapes (though I did use Mundo de Unas White for one of these so that wasn't true across the board).  If you're interested in these plates, Cici & Sisi's links can be found below.  

$3.99 USD each (Zodiac)
$6.99 USD each (Fairtales)
Available at Cici & Sisi

'Til next time...