Bundle Monster Creative Polish set 3

Greetings everyone! Today we have some stamping polish!

So I received this nail polish set as a gift from a friend (Shout out to Kim!) It is the Bundle Monster Creative Polish set 3. There are two other sets as well that are available on the website. The sets themselves retail at $15.99 USD or $3.99 USD for each polish. Set 3 contains six colors Electromagnetic (B137), Optical Illusion (B138), Visionary (B139), Wavelengths (B140), Seeing Rainbows (B141), and Chromo (B142). All of the colors in this set have a metallic sheen to them.

The consistency of these polishes is just like any other nail polish, because it is a stamping polish I had assume the consistency would be thicker.

Please note: Bundle Monster cannot ship the polishes internationally so they can only be shipped within the US.

All the images were stamped with my Fab ur nails XL stamper

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below is what the colors look like when you look at them at an angle.

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below is what the colors look like when you look at them at an angle.

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below is what the colors look like when you look at them at an angle.

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The colors aren’t exactly impressive when stamped over black.I have had better results with polishes that don’t claim to be stamping polishes. However these polishes can be used as a base color and then stamped over with any color. These colors really don’t impress me as much when you have Mundo de Unas stamping polishes or even the new Bundle Monster stamping polishes from the weekend warrior collection.

Just for comparison take a look

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I would love to say that the stamping polish looks this vibrant without flash but it doesn’t it looks very subtle and unless you look at it carefully you probably wouldn’t notice it.

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Bundle Monster- Festival stamping plate BM-S308

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Bundle Monster Festival Box Set!

Hey everyone! I received some nail mail! I ordered the Festival set that was released on March 10, 2016. It is available in a limited amount of quantities.  Shipping on Bundle Monster is $2.95 (in the 50 states) and takes 4-7 business days. When you order over $25.00 USD the shipping is free. I ordered on 3/10/16 and the next day my purchase was shipped. The package itself was supposed to arrive on 3/15/16 but there was a delay with USPS.

So onto the review! I bring you the Bundle Monster Festival set 2 which was on sale for $24.99 USD from It’s intended price of $33.95 USD. The set contains 10 square stamping plates, 3 stamping polishes in Gobi You (B155), Empire Club (B156), and Astronomical (B157), and 5 sheets of water transfer decals. You can buy the individual components of the box set by itself and I have included links for those who would like to or cannot get the box set because of nail polish shipping restrictions. USPS will not allow polishes to be shipped internationally according to Bundle Monster.

The second I saw glitterfingersss manicure with the crystals I knew I HAD to have this set. There is at least 1 image on every plate I would use. Considering I’ve bought plates in the past for the hype and not because I’m totally in love with them, I’m really excited about these. There is a great mix of full image plates to little designs such as those on plate BM-S305. The set itself is very versatile and  you could easily mix and match any of the plates. This is probably the only real Bundle Monster set that I’m super hyped up about.

The Festival stamping plates alone are $14.99 USD. Each plate measures 2 x 2 inches.

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The plates each come wrapped up individually and with a blue film to protect them.

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The big thing that I was worried about as I do with any plates is would they fit my nails. Below is a measurement of the full nail image on plate BM-S304

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There are 3 plates that are full nail images BM-S304, BM-S308 and BM-S310. I have a comparison from the full nail images on plates

BM-S304,BM-S303, and BM-S301.

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Here is a close up of the plates

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All the plates stamp wonderfully and I had no problem picking up the images. Any of the mistakes with swatches are my own fault.

 

The polishes included in this set are Gobi you, Empire Club and Astronomical. As luck would have it I was sent Set 1 of the polishes rather than set 2. The polishes in set 1 which are swatched below using the Fab ur nails XL stamper. Each color bought separately is $4.99 USD.

Rose Garden,

Eldorado

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The consistency of the polishes are very thick and opaque, I did have some trouble with how thick Rose Garden is but it looks as if some of the polish came out during transit so that might have to do with it. I did find that after using Eldorado my stamper was very faintly stained from it. It’s not very noticeable since I used the green stamper head but it stained lightly.

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When I get the correct colors I ordered I will update this post

 

There were 5 water transfer decal sheets included in the set as well. The decal sheets alone retail at $3.99 USD

1.) The first sheet has some astrological inspired designs

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2.) The second sheet has some geometric strips

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3.) The third sheet features some cute doodles

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4.) The fourth has various palm trees

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5.) The last sheet has what looks like oddly colored geometric trees.

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 Bonus: I also ordered another XL nail plate from Bundle Monster Its from the  Polynesia collection and is plate BM-XL115, Maori Mana. I snagged it for 99 cents USD and It’s being sold at a clearance price because the feather design doesn’t transfer like Its supposed to. The plate is being sold until there are no more.

Below is the comparison between the festival plate which is 2×2 inches and the BM-XL plate

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I was really curious about their XL plates since the only Bundle monster plates I own are from the Sun Kissed collection back in 2014 and they are a little small for my nail. I have a review on those here. For 99 cents I really didn’t have too much too lose and it bumped me into free shipping.

And here we have swatches of the actual plate itself

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Bundle monster also has a 15%off coupon – cheer15 (good until March 31, 2016)

Nail Storage and Organization

I’ve seen this question asked on many threads and I know I spent a ton of time searching for the perfect way to store my things.

My stamping plates are currently housed in a simple purple binder. When you open it up the first thing a pencil pouch and that has a few scrapers accumulated from buying stampers. The next page is a trading card page with some Velcro stickers attached to the top of each plate to keep them in. All the round plates are separated into each divider, in order for me to know what I’m looking at fast I chose a color for each  brand. Pink being my Winstonia second generation plates.

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The Moyou London plates I have are small enough to fit in between the page dividers.

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Other plates such as Cheeky or Fab ur Nails are stored in a single page sheet with the same Velcro and with an added piece of cardboard behind the plate.

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After these pages is a whole section for the swatches of each plate.

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In regards to my Nail polish I own three clear storage shoe boxes that I found in Walmart. The dimensions of the box are 34.6 cm x 21cm x 12.4cm  and It’s a 6 Qt by Sterilite and the bottom is flat, some of the boxes do have a dip but the polish falls over in those so if possible grab the ones with a flat bottom. My nail tools are also stored in a box. This box houses stampers, nail files, glitters, fimo canes, and assorted decorations.

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How do you guys store your supplies?

 

Bundle Monster Sun Kissed Review!

My first purchase from Bundle Monster is here! I ordered the Sun Kissed Collection and it took less than a week to get here from Hawaii to the east coast. I was really excited because i hear a lot of good things from BM and the plates especially. The package arrived undamaged in a bubble mailer. The shipping was only like $2.95

The plates came with the standard blue film on it which is always icky to peel off.

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here are some hastily done swatches, i swatched the ones i thought would be trouble for me

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I was so surprised with the words when it has come to other images the ones with words or fine lines will usually not stamp well.

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im so glad this rope image came out well too.

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this one is pretty cool looking but i have no idea how i would even go about using it.

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usually anything with open spaces end up looking a little weird so this one wasn’t bad at all in the swatch, in the real life test im not sure how it will look. i almost always have problems with open images and my polish not being thick enough to give me a very opaque stamp.

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I swatched this for the same reason as the above one. I might have to invest in a konad or bundle monster black stamping polish. Anyone have any ideas they’re welcome! comment below!

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The fine details in the tentacles really showed up. The middle tentacle shows up better but i did a hasty job with the scraping (sorry!).

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This is the image i really wanted to show up as easily as the others do. It does show up but this was my second or third attempt at it. I have to scrape lightly and stamp fast with this image, i think its a little bit shallow and its not the BIGGEST annoyance or anything, the chains are the main thing that don’t transfer amazingly. They do transfer but you gotta be fast about it. I don’t know if its just my plate or if anyone else has this problem or if its just me. Comment below if you have the same problem or it really is just me.

on another note:

Some of the images are smaller than i expected mostly the full nail images. I have long nail beds and kinda long nails. My thumb nail is also wide on top of that so i have trouble fitting most images fully in length and width. The only plates I’ve found that do fit with absolutely no type of prep or squishy stamper needed are the MoYou London plates which you can find HERE

The cheeky jumbo plates are really close to fitting my nails most of the time and i can deal with them but the thumb nail is the biggest problem.

With these Bundle Monster plates they’re so close to being big enough for the length of my nails. With the thumb width and length, well the Messy Mansion squishy stamper helps me out a bunch being able to stretch out the images. I really needed it and I’m glad i have it now.  I used it on my previous post where i did an ombre with the swirly image.

Final thoughts:

i do recommend this set and i will more than likely be ordering from Bundle Monster again. i did expect the images to be a little bigger but I’m just glad they’re not smaller. I shudder to think of how my life would be now without my messy mansion stamper and the fact that companies are making their images at least slightly bigger. Thank you to those companies for not totally forgetting about those with big ol nail beds or long nails.

Swirly Twirly an ombre manicure (Pic tutorial)

Well today i have my first actual ombre manicure and on top of that im using my Bundle Monster Sunkissed collection plates!

on to the mani!

Materials:

 

First i applied my base coat and applied one coat of Veniques Wingtip White

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next i did my ombre with a regular makeup sponge and  the CG flip flop fantasy and shocking pink.

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then i used my BM plate 506 with my Wet n Wild Black Creme and applied a health coat of Seche Vite

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Here’s a close up of the nail

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it came out a little patchy i might have pushed down a little hard or it might be too thin. I used my new Messy Mansion squishy stamper I’m so used to using my Winstonia Squishy firm. I bought the Messy Mansion squishy stamper because i really needed a stamper that would stretch out my smaller images and I’m glad i got it. i don’t quite have the hang of it yet but i think ill get better at it. I used it today with this manicure seeing as my nails are long right now and the plate images are just a bit too small for my long nail beds and not wide enough for my thumb.