Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Red Angel Stamping Plates Review

A little while back, the nail community was abuzz with news of a new set of stamping plates from the brand, 'Red Angel'. The set is similar to the successful Bundle Monster sets in that they're a cheap and good quality alternative to Konad plates and they are available to purchase on Amazon.

You may have already seen a few manicures that I've created using the Red Angel plates*. I've had a bit of time to test them out and overall, I can say that I'm really pleased with them.


The set consists of 21 plates with a nice variety of 'all-over' and smaller designs. They come in a cute little plastic pouch decorated with a fluffy and moustached Red Angel. This is very handy as plates can be awkward to store neatly and this solves that problem from the outset.


The plates come with a layer of protective blue plastic which needs to be removed before you can use them. I like to remove the plastic one plate at a time as I use them so I know which plates I haven't tried out yet!


A hot topic whenever new plates are released is the size of the all-over designs. We need to know if the designs will cover our whole nail so I've updated my little infographic and you'll be pleased to know that the all-over designs are a really good size - 16 x 12mm.


That ranks them slightly longer than the Konad plates but slightly narrower than the New Bundle Monsters. If the all-over designs from the Konad plates cover your whole nail, then these definitely will.

These plates do not have a backing which means the edges are kind of rough and jagged in places. To this day, I've never cut myself with the edge of a plate but I know it has happened to other people.
The only way the rough edges have affected me is that they sometimes scratch my table if I drag them across the surface. This isn't a huge deal to me because I normally put plastic down when I'm doing my nails which protects my desktop but it's something to bear in mind and be a bit wary of - just make sure you protect the surface you're working on.


I love these plates and I think they hit the market at just the right time.
Every single one of the designs is really pretty and there are some really fresh ideas that I haven't seen on any stamping plates before. Did you notice the all-over designs with a half moon cut out? So you can now create mani's like this without the need to fuss around with stickers - such an innovative idea.
The plates don't come with a stamper and scraper so if you haven't got one already, you'll need to get your hands on one from somewhere. You can improvise with the scraper by using any old credit card - this is what I use as it doesn't scratch the surface of the plates like the metal scrapers.

You can buy the Red Angel plates from Amazon.com here.
They cost $12.99 for the set of 21 plus shipping (which I don't think is more than $3.99 wherever you are in the world)

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29 comments:

  1. I really want to try these, but I already have such a plate overload, I can't justify it. YET!

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  2. I bought these a few weeks ago and I have used them about three times. I love them. I bought the Bundle Monster sets (2) but haven't used those yet.

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  3. Great review, and great plates!!! I really like how you included the sizes of the different brand full image designs. :D

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  4. Thanks for the review, I was nervous about ordering them since they're so inexpensive, now I know I can go ahead and get them! :)

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  5. I like this set, they have some new types of designs...I use mine quite often!! Your mani's are gorgeous.

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  6. I tried to order these recently and was told they are no longer shipping outside the USA. :(

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    1. Yup - they announced that , this weekend on their site :-(

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  7. Great review, I think I might "need" these now! I know what you mean about not peeling the blue off until you've used a plate :)

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  8. I love your creations and I've enjoyed reading your opinion about this new product. Thanks for all information. =D

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  9. Unfortunately, these plates are only being shipped in USA now; there is no international option.

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  10. What a great review! I am so lucky to own these. Lucky because I live outside the US, and ordered them while they still shipped abroad. :)

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  11. they look so beautiful!! :)

    i'm always excited to read your new blogposts!

    xoxo
    Huong

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  12. Thanks for this review! I'm so glad I found your blog. Plenty of gorgeous manis!

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  13. I love mine too, among my Bundle Monster Plates many prints are too shallow, but the Red Angel plates are great all of them.
    I live in Denmark, had to pay more than the price of the plates to have them shipped, and it took around a month for them to arrive. I just went back in to check, and now it seems like the do not ship Internationally any longer, but i don't know for sure...

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  14. Some people have had big problems with these and found that they are etched too deep. Apparently the company changed their factory to cope with demand and the quality of the new plates aren't as good as the first batch (which it looks like you have since your fairies have wings - the new ones are wingless!). They're not shpping them internationally any more so like others have said you were lucky to get a good set while you could! It's a shame because the full nail images are so pretty!

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  15. Does anyone else see the marijuana leaf on RA 116? That's hilarious! Hey, stoners like nail art, too! :p

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  16. Wow, these are super pretty! I only have 2 plates so far, so I think I'm justified to order these :D Thanks for the tip!

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  17. They look amazing. I tried to order them but they're not going to ship them to my country (reading the comments now I realized that they won't ship them outside the US), and that's sad. I hope they're going to change this because I think that for this price they're really worth it.

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  18. This is a really good review! For the price, they are definitely worth it!

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  19. These are definitely on my list to get. Thanks for the review!

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  20. Hello!
    I'm Belle.I love your blog it's always inspiring. Thanks for all the work you do to give us good & impartial info, the good pics & for you taking the time to do it. In any case you would want a hint on how to store your plates in a different way, I saw a tute in Kayla Shevonne blog, who was inspired by Rebecca likes nails. Just in case you have the idea to upgrade it too it will be great if you show us.
    Blessed Be & Good day

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  21. I have the original set of plates and just love them-however, I am disappointed in their sudden change of product design and quality after launching a new product. That seems to me to be a bit shady and not the sign of a reputable company. I cant say that I would order another set of plates from them should they release a new set of designs.

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  22. great post my dear - I'm going to post this in my Adventures In Stamping Group if you don't mind ?? xxxx

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  23. I love the all-over design and reading the comments I found out they don't ship outside US anymore. Really a pity!!

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  24. I ordered these and love the designs. I am having a hard time with knowing what nail polishes are opaque enough to use. Its my first time trying the stamps. Maybe you can give us some tips?

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  25. If anyone in the US has easy availability to these plates there is a demand for them internationally.. You could easily sell them on Ebay.. Just make sure you post to Australia, I would love to get my hands on them and it appears I'm not the only one :)

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  26. I wish I could get these in Australia too. Its a pity they won't send them here

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  27. I wanted to order them but they do not ship internationally :(

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  28. Does anyone know where I can get these plates as Amazon doesn't post internationally and I'd really really like these!!!

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