Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Review: Hēhē stamping plates (from Haru no Uta)

Press sample: These stamping plates and the Konad black stamping polish were sent to me by Haru no Uta for my honest review.
Today I have three beautiful stamping plates from the Haru no Uta store (Harunouta.com) to share with you today! Do check out the full post to read my review - I've done three nail designs using these plates, and there's also a new reverse stamping video tutorial.

The three plates that I chose are all by the Hēhē brand, which I've heard a lot of good things about, so I'm really glad I got the chance to try them out. They did not disappoint - the patterns are all well-etched, and I didn't have any trouble picking them up. I used two stampers for my three designs - MoYou London's rectangular sticky stamper and Fab Ur Nails's clear jumbo stamper - and both pick up the patterns very well with a light roll.

The first plate is no. 073, which features a gorgeous floral design as well as four geometric patterns. I decided to reverse-stamp the flower with the cross-hatch pattern - you can watch the video tutorial below to see how I did it.


In addition to the stamping plates, I was also sent a bottle of Konad black stamping polish to try out. You may have seen me use Konad black before, but I have always suspected that my old bottle wasn't a genuine product. It smelled awful and became gloopy very quickly.

Haru no Uta claim to stock genuine Konad products, and indeed the bottle I that got from them is different in a few subtle ways to my old one! So I'm very pleased with my new bottle. It works very well, as you can see the black lines are completely opaque and crisp. (And it doesn't smell terrible!)

The other two polishes that I used for this design are Cirque Colors 'Bond St' (berry red) and Cirque Colors 'Dakota' (beige-pink).

Floral nail art with Hehe plate and Cirque Colors | polilish
Pattern from Hehe 073
Floral nail art with Hehe plate and Cirque Colors | polilish

The second plate is no.026, which features the Gryffindor crest in the middle! The Hēhē brand has many more plates with Harry Potter-themed designs. I went with this striped pattern because I wanted to see how well the lines would pick up. I used my clear jumbo stamper for this, which doesn't always pick up as well as a regular stamper, and as you can see it picked up and transferred perfectly. Excuse the little wobble on my index finger - that's simply because my index nail is very curved!

The polishes I used are: Cirque Colors 'Chelsea Girl' (purple) and Hit the Bottle 'A Flock of Seagulls' (light grey stamping polish).

Geometric nail art with Hehe plate and Cirque Colors | polilish
Pattern from Hehe 026
Geometric nail art with Hehe plate and Cirque Colors | polilish

Thirdly, plate no.028 features some plaid stripes as well as the Ravenclaw crest in the center. I picked this wave-like pattern, using MoYou London 'White Knight' (white stamping polish) and Cirque Colors 'Storm King' (pale blue-grey).

Stamped nail art with Hehe plate and Cirque Colors | polilish
Pattern from Hehe 028
Stamped nail art with Hehe plate and Cirque Colors | polilish

And that's it - I hope this review was helpful! I will definitely be using these plates again, there are so many more patterns that I would like to try out, and they were so easy to use. Lastly, don't forget that if you shop at Haru no Uta, you can use my code 'PLOT300' to get ¥300 off your order if you spend over ¥2000!


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