Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Red Angel + SHANY Stamping Plates

A friend helped me buy these plates and sent them to me from the U.S.

First read about Red Angel plates from Canadian Nail Fanatic and the SHANY plates I read about from omgnoodles.   I haven't really stamped with the plates all that much yet.  I broke two nails trying to remove the battery cover from a cordless phone.  So I have shortie nails and haven't really been painting my nails much.  Waiting for them to grow a bit longer 'cause I they are too short for my liking.

There are 21 plates in the Red Angel set, 12 plates with full nail designs, 2 with french tips and 7 plates with individual images.  The plates are the same size as Konad and BundleMonster plates, but they have no backing to them.  Not really a problem I just use some contact paper/drawer liner to cover the backs.  The plates stamp perfectly fine.  The full nail designs aren't wide enough for my thumb, but I take that as a norm.  Some or maybe most of the individual images are quite large so if you've got short nails it may fill up all or most your nail.  A few images might be slightly similar to those of Konad and BundleMonster.  Also I mislabeled the numbering of the plates, they should read like RA 120.

There are 25 plates in the SHANY set, 5 full nail designs, 1 french tip and 19 plates with individual images.  These plates are OK.  Some of the designs here are also slightly similar to Konad or BundleMonster.  The plates are slightly smaller than other plates and also have no backing.  The blue film that covers the top of the plate is very difficult to peel off.  But once you've lifted a large enough section off the edges you can pull it off in one large piece.  A few plates also have random scratches/dents on them, but they don't affect the images, the scratches are often in between them.  Everything stamps just fine, except for the french tips, but I think that's more user error on my part.  The full nail designs vary in size, some cover my entire thumb while others don't.  Weird, but that's how it is.

And a bit of a comparison between Konad, BundleMonster, Red Angel and SHANY plates.  They all seem to have a similar full nail circle pattern so you can compare the images and stamp sizes.

Looking at RA 105 it's not really circles, but looks close enough.  If I ever wanted to do various circular patterns on my nails all at once I've got options to make them all different.

And finally a nail look using one of the plates.  The last mani before the breakage.

Not quite centred, but still like.  Two coats American Apparel Poppy stamped with Konad special polish in blue and Red Angel plate RA 105.


  1. I would really like to try these new nail stamp plate series, but I'm afraid these won't fit my nails length and width wise.

  2. I used these today too! Red Angel's quickly becoming my favorite, cheap stamps.

  3. Ohhh! I need to get these stamps!

  4. Can't wait to get mine Red Angel plates. Love the Shany plates as well... Love to see some designs of those plates too!♥

  5. I want to buy them but they don't ship internationnaly. I look for somebody to check them for me

  6. Hello,

    I am from Germany and I'm on the lookout for these Red Angel Platen.
    The Platen it is only at Amazon.
    Amazon does not deliver to Germany.
    Can anyone tell me where I can still buy the supplies to Germany?

    love greetings