it's review time again! =D Today's review will be about the new image plates by MASH. I already told you that MASH released their second set of image plates and that I will review them as soon as I get my hands on them. Well, the package arrived this morning... ;)
The set contains 25 image plates numbered from 26 to 50. The image plates are made of "high grade stainless steel" and they all come individually wrapped in their own plastic bag. This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. The individual wrapping is good if you store your image plates in the plastic bags. If you throw them away because you don't store them in the plastic bag it will cause garbage which is not exactly environmental friendly.
|Mash image plates 26 - 50, individually wrapped|
Every image plate is covered with a blue "protective nylon screen" which was easy to peel off.
|Blue protective nylon screen|
There are two things though which attracted my attention: first thing was that one of the backings was a little ripped off a little which is no big deal actually, the other was that if you wipe your image plate with (acetone free) nail polish remover in order to clean it on the backside the print on the backing will blur.
|Ripped backing of Mash image plate.|
|Blurred backing of Mash image plate after wiping with polish remover|
The image plates measure about 5,6 cm in mean diameter.
|Mash image plate, about 5,6 cm in mean diameter|
On the image plates you can find full nail images, french tip designs and single motifs whereby the full nail images and the single motifs are in majority.
|Mash image plates, full nail images, french tips and single motifs.|
The full nail images measure about 1,3 cm in width and about 1,6 cm in length.
|Mash image plate, about 1,3 cm in width|
|Mash image plate, about 1,6 cm in length|
The french tips measure about 1,3 cm in width and about 0,5 cm in lenght.
|Mash image plate, french tip, about 0,5 cm in length|
|Mash image plate, french tip about 1,3 cm in width|
The single motifs vary in their size.
|Mash image plates, single motifs in different sizes|
The engravings look pretty neat and the images pick up very nicely and transfer well onto the nails. I discovered that the very filigree images with the delicate designs (thin lines and tiny dots) have trouble appearing properly (swatch MASH-29) but I only discovered two images with this problem. Maybe it's an user error... ^^
Here are some swatches on paper for you:
|Swatches: Mash image plates Mash -26, Mash -27, Mash -28 and Mash -29|
|Swatches: Mash image plate Mash-30, Mash-28, Mash-29, Mash-41|
And some on my nails (essence stampy polish on Alessandro's Honeymoon):
|Swatches of different Mash image plates|
|Swatches of different Mash image plates.|
I just love the cat image. It is so adorable! <3
Each plate contains five to seven designs totaling 145 images (if I counted correctly). You can purchase this set and the previous one aswell on the MASH nails website. And if you want to stay up to date with MASH visit their facebook page.
I think there was something else I wanted to say... can't remember. :( I will add it here when I do.
Anyway if you have any questions please leave a comment and I'll make sure to get back to you.
Thanks for joining me today and see you next time. :)
PS: Here are the image plates close-up... ;)
Sorry for those two pictures, they just wouldn't upload horizontally... :/