Last time I ordered some new plates from MoYou London, I also got curious about their rectangular stamper:
As you can see from the picture, the surface is curved in both directions. Which I thought weird at first, because the curve is inverse to how it will be applied, and I was a little bit puzzled how this should work. It also looked not wide enough for my nails at first, but it actually is a perfect match for the patterns of their XL plates.
This time the “rolling motion” from the instruction page really made sense and worked as a charm. You can use the curve of the stamper to roll along it over the pattern with only light pressure, and it transfers it perfectly to the stamper. If your nails don’t curve that much on the sides, you can also use the same motion to get the pattern onto your nails. But if they do, just press your nails into the soft surface (which is what I did).
The only downside is that my usual method of clean-up in between nails (= wipe the stamper over a piece of kitchen paper soaked with polish remover) didn’t work. The silicon is only pushed into the handle, not glued to it, and when I tried to wipe it with the needed pressure, it fell out. Does anyone know what kind of glue works with silicone and plastic, so that maybe I can fix this?
But that aside, I really like this stamper, maybe even a tiny bit more than the round XL stamper. It is smaller, which makes it easier to hold and handle, and I like how the curve helps to transfer the pattern from the plate to the stamper.
A few days ago, Lena told me in the comments that the round stamper is sold out at the moment, so this looks like a good replacement. 🙂
Base coat: essie Nourish Me
Main color: essence colour & go 139 walk in the wild side (two coats)
Stamping: KIKO Mirror 626 Lawn Green with MoYou London Sailor 05 (XL Images)
Top coat: Seche Vite