Today I have a new stamper and plate set from one of my favs Bundle Monster! I’ll be reviewing the Shangri-La 10 Piece Stamp Plate Set and the Mega Stamper & Scraper Set. I have really been loving everything Bundle Monster has been putting out lately, they really speak to my polish soul lol To be honest, they had me at Shangri-La! When I think of Shangri-La I envision an exotic paradise with beautiful rich colors and intricate designs all romantic like. Who doesn’t want that on their nails?! Ok, let’s look at the plates first.
The BMMS stamp heads are made of opaque squishy silicone, they are slightly firmer than the CSS. I don’t know if the white and red BMMS stamp heads are different levels of firmness? Maybe the red feels a little firmer, when I find out I will update. The BMMS heads had a shine to them which you can see in the photos. My first stamps with them were not great so I knew I had to prime them, no big deal. I used my nail buffer file to buff off the shine and then we were good to go. My CSS did not require any buffing, it has more of a matte finish.
On the top stamps I thought the BMMS gave a more opaque stamp in the larger engraving spots vs the CSS. It may be a little hard to see but some of the center swirls on the CSS stamp were patchy. Even though I love my CSS I always feel like it stamps better fine lines vs. larger thicker designs. Although, they are very even here.
In the below stamps I think the CSS performed slightly better giving a crisper more opaque stamp but not by much. The photo shows more of a difference than there actually was in person but the CSS wins by a small margin when it comes to fine lines.
Something I noticed with the BMMS is that the stamp head has a tendency to get pushed down into the stamp holder every few stamps so I would pop it out and up so that it wasn’t falling into the holder. When it is pushed into the holder it does not stamp well at all. I think the holder should be maybe 2mm smaller in dia. to make the head fit more snugly. I might try filling the holder up with packed tissues so that the stamp head won’t sink down.
The BMMS and CSS are in the same league for me which is kind of a big deal because I have had a pretty hot and heavy relationship with my CSS over the past 6 months. I will be using the BMMS stamper a lot in the future! Especially when I’m using plates that have thicker designs. The BMMS is priced at $9.49 with $2.95 shipping. Bundle Monster does offer free shipping over $25 and often has sales. I got my CSS stamper from an indie stockist and paid about $20 shipped for it and it only came with 1 stamp head and 1 scraper. Obviously all stampers have their pros and cons and if you are an avid stamper you need a few in your collection to meet your needs. I’m glad I have the Bundle Monster Mega Stamper in my stamping collection, I recommend it!
Well that’s my first impressions of theShangri-La 10 Piece Stamp Plate Set and the Mega Stamper & Scraper Set! I will be using them more in the coming weeks and I hope to get a more full and rounded review of the stamper.
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