Nail Plates

Nail Plates

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Diwali is coming, and all things Indian are very much to the fore here in Singapore. I saw this kit at a festival market stall, was persuaded to sit down and give it a try and well… we all know how that ends!

The metal plate is laser engraved with intricate designs, you coat the pattern of your choice with nail polish, scrape off the excess, then use the sticky tamp to pick up the design and roll it onto your nail. You have to work fast, before the polish dries, but with a bit of practise you can quickly turn your nails into works of art. A coat of glossy top coat and you are ready to impress.

There are several different plates available, each with 18 different designs. I decided on the ‘bridal’ version, despite the name, because it had a nice mix of pretty patterns that reminded me of henna designs.

This kit is actually manufactured in the UK, but despite coming all that distance was still quite a steal at S$22. I can see I’m going to have a lot of fun with it.

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