NOTD with XL Plate #C

Stamping Plate C NOTD

It either reminds me of royal fans made of flowers, or cobwebs catching flower petals.
Using XL Cheeky Stamping Plate #C, NYC “Skin Tight Denim” (which is such a terrible name for this polish) and Essie Mirror Metallics in “Penny Talk”

This is SUCH an amazing plate that I think I’m intimidated by it. I’ve been working up to complex designs by using it to create simple ones such as this. The images are HUGE, extremely clear and deeply cut making for better results.

(And if you’re not a fan of metallic nail polish but are a fan of stamping, the Essie Mirror Metallics are perfect stamping polishes. As soon as I get the other colors in this collection I’m going to be a stamping machine!)

I purchased my plate HERE


  • Lauren says:

    I have looked EVERYWHERE for Penny Talk and have been unable to find it. :( It is always the one polish from the metallic collection that is sold out.

    With that said, I love the color combination and those stamping plates! I’ve been thinking about getting the new bundle monsters that came out if only for the houndstooth pattern, but these are lovely.

    • Christina says:


      It was the first one I grabbed. I’m such a sucker for rose golds and coppers. I was way over budget but that was one I couldn’t not grab once I saw it (at Target). I hope you find it! It’s a very cool and unique color imo.

      The nice thing about Essie is they seem to keep their collections circulating for a long time. I see collections that are “limited edition” still in stores an entire year after their release. So I’m rooting for you!

  • Jen says:

    I bought Penny Talk too. That’s the only color I bought from that collection. I do have 2 plates, but I seldom use them, so maybe I will give them a try.

  • Heidi says:

    I love all of your nail designs, where you use a stamp! I did purchase one off of either amazon or ebay I cant quite remember, but the pattern hardly came out. Have you found that cheaper stamp kits don’t really work or could this be the type of nail polish?

    • Christina says:

      I have found that the number one, super number one big daddy, aspect of stamping is in fact the nail polish. I have made and broke designs based on a good or poor choice of stamping polish.

      That being said, however, I will admit I don’t have much experience with the cheaper brands and the fauxnads. The majority of my plates are Konad. BUT the plates I DO have that are knock-offs, generics, and from cheaper kits seem to give me no problems. I have hunted down a lot of comparisons of plates and the cheaper plates seem to stamp thicker lines as a whole. I found a ton of great comparisons on the stampaholic blog (link below) which was one of my go-to blogs for stamping when I first discovered it.

      I have received a lot of feedback regarding more posts offering stamping, tricks, how-tos, instructions, lists of good stamping polish, comparisons of plates, comparisons of techniques, etc and all of it is something I hope to incorporate a lot more into the site in the future.

      Did that help at all? I don’t know? I hope so?
      Thanks for the comment <3

      • Heidi says:

        Yes, this really did help, thank you! I am going to try a few more polishes with my kit, but I do want to get a konad plate, they seem to be a lot harder to find in the UK which is a shame.

        I must say I do love looking on your blog though!

  • heartnat says:

    wow this is some seriously awesome stamping!

  • Janice says:

    I only have Good as Gold and I thought it’d be pigmented enough to stamp. That’s good to know that the essie Mirror Metallics collection stamp well. Hm, I might have to get Penny Talk now… :P I don’t like metallics on their own as I don’t think I can pull them off, but they look fantastic in nail art. :)

    • Christina says:

      They are AMAZING for nail art and stamping! I still have to pinch myself when using them for that.
      Penny talk is the best! Do it! Do it!

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