Today I've got some new plates from Cici & Sisi to share from their latest collection. Please don't expect my usual gushing enthusiasm since this company tends to leave my mouth feeling a little dry. I'll leave that comment to your interpretation and get started on showing you the goods ;)
This plate literally made me laugh out loud. Like seriously what were they going for here? There is so much going on the frogs, cacti, skeletons, mustaches, etc. None of it is cohesive and none of it is all that original so I'm not sure exactly what to think here. Mad props for the cacti though and the kissing kids couple they are cute!
And here's the part where we get the rest tiny images that you can't see everything entirely clearly. I'll tell you a little secret though. While I often complain about the fact that companies do this I can see anything I want as large as I want since I have a Mac. I can just keep zooming till I see everything clearly and scroll. I'm not sure if you can do that with PCs but just thought I'd share that little hot tip. Now here's what I have to say about release 5 as a whole. In its entirely I see only 2 plates worth owning - the one with the owl which is one of the most original owl images I've ever seen ANYWHERE plus I need that zebra and the one with maybe the potted plant and swirls. The rest is a bunch of random and jumbled images that are dupes from so many other plates its almost sad to see it. I begin to question the competency of some of these companies :/
Mockup - pretty but so obviously the same old jazz we've seen before from Pueen who honestly IMO makes better plates with larger images. The Cici & Sisi ones tend to be a bit unforgiving on the larger nail crowd which is why I don't use my plates that often. Now I'm gonna rant for one minute. Maybe it's just me but I feel the market right now for stamping is super saturated. There are so many different brands of plates and kinds of plates and stamping products coming out each year it's hard to keep up with it all. Despite that there are some brands that take their time and ensure we get images and plates that are utterly unique - Fab Ur Nails, BBF, and Messy Mansion come immediately to mind though it is mostly the indies that really focus on their products before sending them out.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I wish some of these makers would slow down a bit and let the grass grow. Create images we could never have imagined and blow us away! What's the rush? After all the more a company bores me the more likely I am to be unimpressed by their next set of offerings. And I've said it here before the first rule of Lacquer Lockdown is don't bore me or I will leave you and never come back. That seems to be holding true for me thus far. Anyhoo if you are interested in purchasing this little collection it retails for the usual $29.99 USD + shipping which is always hella expensive on the Cici & Sisi website which is the only course of its availability right now. If you want it badly I'd wait until it hits amazon. It releases July 3rd but you can get it now for preorder. And so I will leave you here. Happy hunting and I'll see you next post....