If you're a nail art fan, or love Konad stamping, I really recommend you check this out. At bundlemonster.com you can 21 nail plates with 6-7 designs each for $17.99 plus free shipping. When you consider that Konad plates, while amazing, are $6.99 per plate, this is such a great deal. I don't think I could live without my actual Konad plates; the patterns are so beautiful and the full nail designs are a bit larger than the Bundle Monster ones which is good for my wider nails, but at such a low price, it just makes a great supplemental supply of plates. These have been floating around for a few months, but I hesitated because I figured the quality was probably poor, but I'm glad I decided to throw caution to the wind! If you haven't tried Konad at all yet, this is a great way to familiarize yourself with nail stamping before you jump the train completely and buy Konad plates and accoutrement. There are just a few things you need to know about these plates, especially if you're expecting Konad quality:
1) These are way thinner than Konad plates and don't have a paper backing. This means that they can bend more easily which will ruin the designs.
2)They are also sharp as hell, and when you're removing the plastic shrink wrap on the surface of each plate, you run the risk of cutting yourself.
3) The full-nail pattern designs are a little smaller than the Konad ones, so if your nails are average in width or beyond, you might end up having to double stamp.
Otherwise your existing stamper and scraper, and all other Konad supplies will work beautifully with these plates. Each plate is numbered, just like Konad. The numbers will be denoted on the plate itself as BM20, for instance. The designs are crisp and clear and the overall quality is wonderful. If they were even a little less decent, for this price I'd still be excited. I'll continue posting more designs that I do from these plates, like this Damask Velvet design from last week. Overall, I think this is an amazing deal for nail art fans who want to beef up their library of design plates, and those looking to give it a try for the first time. You get 21 plates for less than the price of three Konad plates! I have all my metal nail art plates in a photo album so that I can flip through and look at the designs when I'm plotting a manicure, this helps to keep the plates from getting scratched, and keeps me from getting cut. Plus it's cute and very organizational!
I don't have any actual photos because all the ones I took have horrible glare and reflections. I think what I'll do is try to photograph the plate I'm using individually each time I do a manicure with them. Hopefully I figure out how to photograph them before then. Anyway, have you tried Bundle Monster plates? What do you think of them? I heard there's a second set available somewhere, is this true? Anyone have a link?