The easiest way to do nail art is with nail-stamping image plates. It may take a little bit of practice to get the hang of it, but once you have the basics down, you’re golden!
Several months ago, Matty ordered me the 25-Piece Bundle Monster Image Plate Set from the official website as a gift. 🙂 (Thanks, Matty!) Even though this is just one set, since there are so many image plates, I’m considering this haul-worthy!
At just $21.99 USD, it was a stellar deal especially since Konad image plates are around $6-7 USD each.
I love my Konad nail-stamping plates, but you really can’t beat Bundle Monster for the overall value!
If you’ve followed Swatch And Learn for a while, you’ll see that I’ve done a few designs already using some of these images. Plenty more to come! 🙂
In this post, I’ll present photos of each image plate so you can see all the designs, and I’ll show you how the film peels off and what the backing looks like. I’ll also give you a quickie review based on the images I have tried using so far.
Bundle Monster Image Plate Pictures
How the Bundle Monster Image Plates Come Packaged
Closer Look at the Bundle Monster Image Plate
- Name: Bundle Monster Nail Art Stamping Image Plates Set 25pc
- Amount: 25 image plates
- What I Paid: Nothing! (Matty bought it for me for $21.99 USD.)
- Where to Buy: Bundle Monster website & Amazon.com
Quickie 25-Piece Bundle Monster Image Plate Set Review
I haven’t tried all of the plates, but from the ones I have tried, the images were engraved deeply enough so it was easy to transfer the images using the stamper onto my nail.
All the images aren’t perfect, though. For instance, on plate BM 220, if you look at the star French-tip design, you’ll notice that the pattern is cut off a bit. Since this didn’t happen to many of the designs, it doesn’t bother me, but it might bug you.
Are the Discs Sharp?
No. They’re made out of metal, but this set has paper backing, so it makes the discs not sharp. You won’t have to worry about accidentally cutting yourself with these.
Blue Film Covering the Image Plate
When you receive these in the mail, they’ll have a thin blue film covering each of the image plates. You’ll need to peel these off prior to using them or they won’t stamp correctly. (But make sure that whatever you do, leave the paper backing on. Only remove the blue film.)
Bundle Monster made sure the image plates would arrive undamaged. They mailed the image plates in an envelope. The set of image plates were wrapped in bubble wrap.
None of my plates were damaged, but if yours are, I hear that they have excellent customer service and may replace any defective ones.
Also, go through the plates and make sure that none are missing. I’ve heard about how some people were missing a plate. Again, if you tell their customer service, they’ll send the missing one over. (All of mine arrived just fine.)
Edit: I should’ve included this in my initial mini review. Oops.
New 25-Piece Set vs. Old 21-Piece Set
While the images on both sets allow for loads of creativity, keep in mind that the 25-piece set has larger full-nail designs unlike the 21-piece set, which had smaller and narrower full-nail designs. A lot of women complained about the older set because those full-nail patterns were so small, it was nearly impossible to get them to cover the entire nail.
The older set didn’t originally have the paper backing that the new set does, but I’ve heard that Bundle Monster is now adding them to new orders of the old set.
This makes a huge difference. Without the paper baking, the discs have very sharp edges. Plus with the backing, the new plates just feel better in your hands – they’re more on par with Konad image plates.
Edit: I’m including these links to help those who want to see the images on my nails.
The Nail Art I Have Done Using Some of These Image Plates
While I have test-stamped a whole bunch of the images on these plates, below are the manicures I’ve done so far and showcased on Swatch And Learn.
I used the circle pattern on the BM-206 plate:
I’ve tried the crackle images on the BM-208 plate:
Also, tried the BM-222 plate (cow print):
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I’m excited to try all of the designs. I’ve had fun using these plates so far, and if Bundle Monster comes out with more sets, I’ll definitely consider purchasing them.
Do you already have this Bundle Monster image-plate set? Do you like Konad more than these? What’s the last nail-stamping design you used?