PUEEN Stamping Plates FULL REVIEW

Author: marta  //  Category: Barielle, OPI, piCture pOlish, PUEEN

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Nothing gets me as excited, when it comes to nailart, as a great stamping plate set ;)

Because my freehand is not all that good, I rely very heavily on stamping to spruce up my manicures.  When I spotted the 2013 PUEEN Nail Art Stamping Set on AMAZON, I knew I had to add it to my collection!

My stamping-plate binders are bursting at the seams from the plates I have collected to date (Konad, Bundle Monster, Mash, Shany, Red Angel, Gals, Nailz Craze and random plates here and there), and yet PUEEN might just be the set to rival them all!  Don’t get me wrong, each stamping set has its pros, and each plate and design has fun possibilities, but I cannot remember when a whole set of 25 plates had such a cohesive and “mature”/day-to-day suitable collection of designs.

Today, I would like to review the PUEEN stamping set for you, AND as an added bonus, my friend Carolina from Colores de Carol is ALSO reviewing these plates, so I invite you to go to her blog to check out her opinion on these and her first PUEEN manicure as well ;)

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(look created with PUEEN05)

If you live in the US, this set can be purchased on AMAZON HERE.

For those of us who live outside of the USA, you may follow the above Amazon link and purchase this set directly from InBeaty HERE.

(please note, at this point in time International shipping is being reevaluated, and the hope is to make these plate more accessible internationally.  I sure hope this happens as this set is a MUST HAVE in my opinion).

* closeup photos of each plate are included in this post *

The PUEEN stamping set is a collection of 25 AMAZING plates!

Each plate is wrapped individually, so for those of you who don’t have plate storing binders/boxes, the plastic protective wrap could keep your plates safe & provide good storage for the time being:

Each plate comes with a protective blue seal (which must be removed in order to stamp the images).  The blue seal comes off easily and does not leave any glue-y residue on the plate.  Furthermore, each plate has a smooth backing making the edges of the metal plates less sharp.

Now I know you want to see the plates up close and personal right?!?!

Well, I won’t hold it off much longer, here are the PUEEN 2013 plates:

I really like the bottom-middle image: It will make for a lovely tone-on-tone look

The top and right images are right up my alley

I like the zigzag design on the left

You know I love the geometric designs on the right and bottom.  I also really like the two small images on this one

The image on the right is the reason I really wanted this set!

But I love the top image as well! ;)

 

Love the dots and the design on the right.  I also like the little floral bit on the bottom left

The full image on the left could be a cute alternative to the traditional “dot” look

All of the above large images are a WIN in my books

Yup, all WIN!  For those of you who really like star designs (check out the image on the right!) :D

I am really excited to try the “larger” cheetah print design at the bottom!

All of the larger images are sooo pretty!

Though of course I like the geo prints, the little bunny makes me happy too ;)

The bow and the bottom design interest me

Bottom and right will make for great skittlette stamps ;)

This whole plate is so pretty, especially the Damask-ish image on the left.

I’m very excited to use this rose stamp too!

What is there not to love about THIS plate? I really like all of the detail in the top image.

I am telling you, how GREAT are the geometric shapes!?!?

love love love!

 

pretty!!!

Left and right look so sophisticated

That bottom image will look sooo cool in bold colours!

The image on the right is my second-favorite from this set!

*insert heart-shaped-eyes here*

And the lovely images continue!

Even the swirly image on the left could be really cool if double-stamped

The bottom image on this plate steals the show for me

I might as well repeat myself: I really like all of these! Check out the fine detail on the image on the left

Top and bottom are my favourite, though I can see the image on the left being a fan favourite also

I am excited to try the floral image on the right!

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Here is my very first PUEEN manicure ;)

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Pinky is piCture pOlish Honey Dew

Pointer and Thumb is Barielle One Shade of Gray

Accent Nails: two coats of OPI MBSW.  I then used my fine nail-art brush to draw on triangles with acrylic paint (the triangles do NOT have to be perfect as you will be stamping over them).  The lavender triangles were also outlined in silver.  I then used PUEEN05 plate with black stamping polish.

In Conclusion:

* I had NO problems with transferring this images, and the fine details came out crisp

* I enjoy the number of full nail images and the mature/day-to-day appropriate designs on each plate

* I am happy that there are NO tip designs (I don’t find those practical to use).  With no tip designs there are MORE full images

* If this is your first set of plates, there are animal print designs, bows, cherries, stars, stripes, small floral accents, dots etc.  A little bit of everything to get your feet wet.  A great starter set IMO.

* If this IS your first set, please note that it does NOT come with a scraper and stamper.  That must be purchased separately.

* Though each full stamp has a half-moon base, the images are tall and wide enough to cover my nail with plenty of room to grow.  Truly these definitely hit the mark size wise for me.

Again,

If you live in the US, this set can be purchased on AMAZON HERE.  For those of us who live outside of the USA, you may follow the above Amazon link and purchase this set directly from InBeaty HERE.

Please visit Carolina’s Blog for her opinion and to see what look(s) she has created.

YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THAT THE IMAGES FROM THIS PUEEN SET WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON MY BLOG. :D

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What are YOUR thoughts on this set?

Any images you would like me to try in the nearest future?

THANK YOU FOR READING!

* product sent for honest-review consideration *

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  • cindioverstreet

    I love the images. I really want to get this set.

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      The set is TOP-Notch in my books. I hope you do get it :D

  • http://pink-purpledots.blogspot.com/ Lynette

    Wow it’s super gorgeous ! Im actaully currently looking to buy a full set op plates for a surprise birthday prezzie for myself for later this month, and I think this is the one I will get !! I LOVE full designs image plates, and this collection has tons !! Yippeee !!! Gorgeous mani , realy love the colours and stamping design. ♥

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      LOL, I got a kick out of how you called it a “surprise birthday gift for myself” :D Nothing like surprising yourself.
      I truly would put this set at the TOP of my personal list!

  • http://www.aglayanails.blogspot.com/ Aglaya

    Oh wow, I NEED them!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Isn’t this set soo fun!?

  • http://nailartaddictions.wordpress.com/ Nailart-Addict

    Oh I love ‘m! I am a real stampaholic. Unfortunately the shipping to Europe is quite expensive. But I will keep on admiring them on your blog. ;-)

    • http://chezjulievernie.blogspot.com/ Julie Vernie

      Same here – I’m dying for those plates, but the freight costs to Europe are just insane. I’ll have to wait! :-*

      • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

        I have been informed that InBeauty and PUEEN are hoping to open a European based Amazon shop shortly… that might help you.

        • http://chezjulievernie.blogspot.com/ Julie Vernie

          Yesssss! You changed my day! Thanks – I can’t wait!!! :-*

          2013/3/8 Disqus

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      I have been informed that InBeauty and PUEEN are hoping to open a European based Amazon shop shortly… that might help you ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Nailderella Karine Nailderella

    Great review of these plates! I love full nail designs and they seem really pretty! I’m considering getting them ;)

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you. I’m so glad you found this review helpful

  • http://www.facebook.com/preciouspearlmakeup Precious Pearl

    The images are really good. Love your manicure :)

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you! I too am very smitten with the full nail images

  • http://nailsandcolour.blogspot.com/ Rachael

    This mani is so cute!!! And you used Honeydew again!! <3 I love this funky look so much~ :)

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you! Yes, Honey Dew will continue to make an appearance… I can’t keep my claws off of it :D lol

  • http://glittericity.blogspot.com/ Amanda | Glittericity

    I love these–so unique! And what you did with it is just so cute. I think I have been transported back to the 80s!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      I few Ladies on instagram said it reminded them of the Saved by the Bell opening credits :D I too thought it had an 80s feel to it :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/joanneproctor1970 Joanne Proctor

    Bloody Stunning , wow I think I love everything about this one , the polishes and that stamp is awesome, ok I need these in my collection! Congrats on a fabulous job :D

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you SO much.
      I have been informed that InBeauty and PUEEN are hoping to open a European based Amazon shop shortly… that might help you ;)

  • Julie Rivard

    Yesss, I have been admiring this set for a little while, I’m happy to read a good review about it!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      I’m so glad you found this review helpful. I hope you do find an opportunity to buy it

  • Jacquelyn Jones

    Another awesome review of a stamping set!! I really love how you take the time to show us each image on each plate, it really helps when choosing to purchase or not. There are so many patterns I love, now I just have to practice my stamping skills before I invest in another set. But when I do, this has now jumped to the top of my list. You are right, so many mature, fun geometric and floral looks!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you for your kind comment. I am so glad that you found this review helpful. I enjoy photo graphic the plates- because I get to spend a little “one on one” time with each plate and get exited for using it :D
      Stamping does take practice, be patient with it- once you get the hang of it there is no turning back ;)

  • http://www.sincerelystephanienails.com/ Stephanie Piper

    these are too damn amazing.
    I bought them. You cause me to spend too much of my non existent money :P

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      You won’t regret it ! ;)

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah

    There are some great designs in this set!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Right!!! I was floored by the majority of these full nail designs

  • Crystal (CDesigns92)

    I saw these on Amazon a few months ago and hadn’t seen a review of them so I passed on them, but now I really want them! Thanks and I love the nail art! : )

  • Saima’s Salon

    I adore damask so I really want these but amazon won’t let me checkout to my UK address from the seller you linked to. I’ve queried them to see what’s up.

  • Christine Steiner

    Where to start??? This is an awesome range of stamps and I would live through agony each and every time I want to use it!! Your Skittlette is truly Marta-esque – just perfect!! I don’t get around to stamping too often and for now keep myself restricted to the two HUGE DRK plates I received from my wonderful friend in Brazil. Each of the plates holds approx 50 stamps so there are still a lot for me to try ;-) but you definitively got my fingers twitching ;-) I now need to head over to your friends Blog to have a look :-)

  • http://astrokeofcolor.blogspot.ca/ Michelle Laprade

    Awesome set of plates and that mani is fabulous!! Unfortunately looks like no shipping to Canada yet.. Sad :(

  • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

    I sure hope so as well… the set is really worth while getting, but the shipping is pricey. Have you tried ordering from the international (direct from distributor link) that I have in the post? Might be worth looking into.

  • http://twitter.com/Margoooo_ Margo Legrain

    Too bad, I live in France and I think that they don’t deliver here :/ these plates are amazing !

  • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

    Great to hear! :D *hugs*
    You WILL love them

  • http://www.facebook.com/noel.walker.37 Noel Walker

    What other tools do I need besides the plates? And does the brand matter?

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      You would also need a stamper/scraper set to use the plates. I purchased my stamper from http://www.wowsocool.com and have been using it for over two years now. (one time purchase).

      Different brands carry different designs, and very in design transfer quality. PUEEN is one of my TOP favourites for sure. Superb quality ;)
      Hope this helps