I created this page to staunch what seems to be a growing number of similar questions related to where I buy, find, and discover my nail art supplies and stamping plates. Listed in no particular order, but added as I discover new brands and suppliers.
Stamping Plates and Supplies
Wow So Cool - Alright yeah the name kinda...well you know, but if you can't say something nice. In any event this is where I first got going with my Konad addiction. Fast shipping, super professional, and extremely responsive to messages. This site often runs specials too so if you do a good search or look around on other peoples blogs often you can find yourself some pretty excellent coupons.
Bundle Monster - I actually go through Amazon to get these plates most of the time, but they are supplied by this site so honestly it doesn't matter either way. These plates are reliable, service is very great, and if you have a problem they will take care of it quickly with a minimum of muss and fuss. They also occasionally run a special or two so it's worth doing a google search for coupon codes.
Dashica Beauty - I freaking love Shirley and I love her products and you will too! Princess Jasmine, Carebears, abstracts, you name it and I guarantee you will find it on her plates. She also has amazing funky stamping polishes, water decals, multicolored stampers, and more. It is an international shop however so shipping can be pretty steep, but you can order directly from the website. I like to buy bigger orders to maximize each shipment plus now you can get free international shipping above a certain cost (70 Euros I think). She also happens to be the only seller I know of that supplies the MagnoNails stamper outside of the company itself.
Chez Delaney - Another international site and also has tons of unique plates and stamping polishes. Her own Chez Delaney brand has been causing me plategasms over the last few months! I always find things I'm lusting for here and again I try to order all
at once since the shipping and Euro's can be cost-prohibitive. However like a lot of sellers recently you can receive free shipping above a certain cost.
Cesear's Shop Finland - Yup another international shop, but this is where I found my beloved Charming nails plate. It's a one of a kind Konad UK plate that you can't get in the US created by my fellow bloggers on Nail Artists United (they aren't really active any longer though). The owner of Cesears' Satu is really sweet and a real doll so swing on by and pick up some things if you get the chance!
Evilbay - Okay yeah I had to include this one even though often the prices aren't as good as what you would get at some other sites, and often there is no guarantee of quality i.e. I have bought plates a few times that have not worked because the grooves were too shallow on the stamping plate. Grr....Despite this annoyance you can still find some pretty interesting plates and deals if you look around. Obvi I'm referring to Ebay here for those that don't get the joke ;)
Amazon - Yup! As mentioned before you can get the Bundle Monster plates here as well as Konad plates and polishes, the Shany 2012 plates, Cheeky plates, Red Angel plates, Winstonia plates, Gals plates, MASH plates, MoYou London plates, Pueen plates, Cici & Sisi, Messy Mansion and Lily Anna plates, GogoOnly, and fauxnad plates in one nice location. Talk about convenience plus if sold directly through Amazon some of these plates will ship free with Super Saver Shipping. Also if you have Prime (which a lot of us do) you can get your parcels without a shipping limit and in 2 days. Winning!
Winstonia Store - If you choose not to shop with Amazon for their products you can also shop directly on their store. Sometimes this is helpful because they run specials directly on their site only and they do have a limit where you can qualify for free shipping as well ($25). Check out their square plates if you get a chance as well as their nail art accessories especially their Kolinsky brushes which I love to death!
Cici & Sisi - Have released 6 jumbo stamping sets to data as well several stand alone holiday plates. My favorites are the Christmas themed plates! You can order directly from their site as opposed to Amazon and sometimes that's to your advantage when they are running fantastic sales during holidays. They also offer a variety of stamping accessories and nail art products.
Pueen Cosmetics - Pueen stands along in many ways a a company that first introduced the circular landscape plates - the Buffet plates. They have released so many collections of round plates and also jumbo sized plates it boggles. More recently they have expanded to rectangular style plates much in the tradition of MoYou London. They also sell various stamping supplies of which I have not been so enamored but I haven't tried any of the more recent stampers. You can qualify for free shipping if you spend $28. I still prefer to shop for items from them via Amazon - its faster and the customer service is better. To be honest I once had a very bad experience with Pueen when I ordered their front and back plates where the shipping took almost 3 months :/. Despite that the plates have always been in excellent condition.
Vivid Lacquer is the one of the most creative indie plate makers out there! From Latin to koi fish to James Bond Anni creates full sized images that are heavy on creativity. So what's not to love? Check out her Facebook for updates on restocks. While your there you can also check out her lovely polishes too!
Ninja Polish - Out Of Business.
Bunny Nails - A super talented lady from California who carries some of the most awesome and coveted fauxnad sets around including the QA series, KD series, OB series, A series, H series, XL plates, and many more.. She also created her own stamping plates that are called HD plates. Originally she sold both small and larger size plates, but I believe now only the larger size version of these plates remain. They are exceedingly original and worth your perusal. You can order directly from her store here.
Apipila - A Brazilian company that carries a variety of interesting and unique plates with images! Beware shipping can be cost prohibitive since this is another international store. I highly recommend buying a bundle or in a group buy if you can to cut costs. Non Brazilian buyers can email the seller at email@example.com to place your order and you will be given a total plus shipping and invoiced via Paypal. A good rule of thumb for pricing is to divide the cost listed for each plate by half and add $25 USD for priority international shipping though recently shipping quotes have been going up. The quality of these plates is decent sometimes you can get flawed plates occassionally, but the seller has some of the worst customer service I've encountered. She can be slow to completely non responsive to emails such that at this point I only purchase her plates through reliable re-sellers of her products such as Decor Unhas.
Sugar Bubbles Store - Another brand on the indie plate making scene. This company is also Brazilian and as such shipping can get expensive so best buy in bulk. There are currently around 20+ plates available to buy with various images ranging from Beetlejuice to Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy! You can find her on Facebook here. She pretty much no longer ships to buyers individually, but her plates can be purchased from any one of her stockists found on her FB page. Again international shipping means it's worthwhile to buy in bulk to save on shipping. These plates are high quality so you won't regret it! Recently she also has resellers Tons and Cores and DRK Nails if you can't buy directly through her.
Messy Mansion - Julia McGowan you little minx you have my heart oh and an open supply to my wallet too! This maker is located in Australia and has created around 50+ plates thus far with many more coming down the creative pipelines. Images include the three wise men, cathedral windows, new years themes, owls, trees, french themes, and much more! You can find Messy Mansion on Facebook or her store here or Etsy shop here. or you can now find them on Amazon. Plates retail for $7 USD! Julia also stocks a new brand which she made in conjunction with a friend called Lily Anna, and now she also carries Emily de Molly plates! She also has released two new collections called Leadlight Lacquer and Bridal Nails. And more recently has produced 3 new lines - Tristaenia, Symetrika, and Valereign Collections. Julia is the creator of the leadlight technique and unique sheer polishes called Lead Light polishes that allow you to fill in an image without ruining your careful stamping! Julia is also one of the only reliable resources for marshmallow stampers and a new softer version of the clear jelly stamper. She is also the 1st maker of stamping templates and now has her own line of stamping and regular polishes! So in short I don't know why you're still even reading this you should be adding plates to your shopping cart!
MyOnline Shop - The lovely ladies of the Philippines are continuing to do their thing! These plates are unique. You can get them stateside these days. Winning! Meann has released 4 sets of plates of MJ plates + a new Jr rectangular series. Check out her designs on her Facebook or go right to her store at the link above she now ships domestically within the US.
MoYou London - A stamping plate company based in the UK. I hesitate to even mention this brand because once I do you will never ever again be the same. Addiction to MoYou London is easy to fall into because they do everything right, and by everything I mean innovation, sizing of images, creativity and novelty unlike anything you have ever seen, and highly recognizable branding. You can also find some of these plates on Amazon. More than 20+ collections thus far with I presume many more in the not too distant future the way they are releasing new plates and collections every two weeks. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates, but please don't say I didn't warn you or your wallet in advance! They no longer offer discount codes, but they have reinstated free shipping again for orders over 15GBP. It's worth it for the quality and innovation of these plates!
Fashion Disaster 101 - Initially had a series of 6 plates with fairly unique designs. I am uncertain at this point if the full range is still available, but the seller also offers small nail art kits and tools. Definitely worth checking out for the plates and if you don't see one you like I'd message the seller as she may have additional stock not listed on the site.
Nail Polish Canada - Canadian eh? Kidding, but not really for my maple leaf loving ladies this is a good destination for stamping related products to include Konad, Pueen, Messy Mansion, and Fauxnad plates without the hassle of international shipping to your parts since Canadian shipping is free on the site! They also have several coupon codes and sales that happen intermittently if you sign up for the newsletter. A bonus is you can always purchase Pueen and other plates individually!
Mundos de Unas - Hello my everything! This Mexican based indie plate distributor of the brand Handy Nails has my heart. Images include Monster High themes, Tweety Bird, Pink Panther, The Beatles imagery, The Corpse Bride, Jack the Pumpkin King, Monsters Inc, and so much more! Her abstract designs are also amazing! She has also created stamping polishes that are better than Konad Special Polish and has become somewhat renowned for them these days. Honestly I own every single plate in her series. You won't regret it as the quality is excellent and Slyvia is accommodating to the max! Now she also has her own brand of plates under the same moniker plus revamped versions of the Handy Nails plates called Z plates which have larger images. If you are a Mexican local you can also shop harder to attain US brands. Order via email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can shop on her webstore here. If you are an international lady (in respect to the US) you cam get her polishes from Rainbow Connection UK or Nail Stamping Queen (Australia).
Born Pretty Store - Known in the past as a company with lots of fauxnad plates of pretty reliable quality from the reviews I've read. Recently they have been exceedingly busy releasing their own nail art stamping plates called the BP plates and their newer LO series. From my experiences the quality is decent, and they've released roughly more than 65 plates thus far. You can read my review of the plates here. Shipping can be pretty slow, but the upside is when they run their sales you can really save on plates and considerably expand your collection. Use the code DMB10 to save 10% off your next order!
Nailways - A Dutch nail supply company. One caveat ordering from the site stresses me because languages aren't my strong suit and this is definitely foreign territory for me (pun intended). The entire site is written in Dutch. The reviews were mixed regarding quality of the Nailways plates when the company first started producing. However I must say all of mine work like a charm so the issue must have been straightened out. The images are unique including an entire Snow White themed collection as well as newer plates that feature Beauty and the Beast. I personally love these plates and think they are worth checking out!
Winstonia Store - Oh I love my First Generation plate set from this company! I bought it directly from the site, but you can also get them from Amazon. They also released several unique square plates that feature full size images with varying themes, and recently released their Second Generation plates. Stalk along for updates with me on their Facebook here. Currently that also sale my favorite detail brush for nail art!
Emily de Molly - An Aussie based indie plate maker. Thus far Hayley has released more than 10 plates. I have most of them and the quality of these plates is pretty phenomenal from what I've observed! She has also recently released her own line of stamping polishes which I reviewed here and are quite impressive. I'm happily anticipating seeing how this brand continues to emerge since I have several of her polishes and they are some of the best on the market! You can stalk her on facebook here. The plates is via her bigcartel site in the link above or through the Messy Mansion store.
Stampaholics - OUT OF BUSINESS. I own zero out of the 5 plates released thus far. This brand looks interesting and the images are both unique and the larger XL size which I love. I have it on good authority from fellow stamp champs that the quality of these plates is quite good. There is now a webstore that you can order from without having to email the seller. Click here to purchase plates.
NailzCraze - I mean it's Natalie of NailCraze. The original inventor of the tattoo stamped nail plates and also the first indie platemaker I ever bought from. There are 6 plates currently released. They feature daruma dolls, sweater prints, diamonds, cloud mani stamps and more. I own all of them and they are flawless hurry up and go get yours now on her etsy store. It's international shipping but runs about $7 USD.
FabUrNails - I love these plates if you are familiar with them they are the FUN series! These plates are so cute and cool with a host of varied themes including Hello Kitty, branded nail company emblems like Orly, Zoya, Mac, and A England (yeah seriously), South Park, Charlie Brown, Super Mario Bros, full nail patterns and more! Furthermore this company also carries some of my most highly coveted stampers and nail art brushes. These plates are a great investment for a wide variety of designs per single plate. You can buy them directly through FabUrNails here. You will love your interactions with the lovely Johanne who is the designer and a great friend of mine!
Loja BBF - A Brazilian based indie plate and polish maker that won me over nearly instantaneously. Cris makes plates that give me palpitations! She has released more than 30 plates to date with various themes from Alice In Wonderland to Hunger Games to Frozen. These plates are gorgeous, exquisitely detailed looking and intricate. They also come in individual branded sleeves of the MoYou London variety. Excellent quality and exemplary customer service. Check out the entire BBF catalog here and you won't be disappointed! As always with international brands shipping is a factor so try to buy in bulk for savings or go in on a group buy! I wanted to include this site for ladies that may be located in Brazil you can order directly here. For ladies from the US you can order from her US based site here. If you live in France you can order here.
OMGNails/MoYou - Ok I know this is utterly confusing. These plates are also from a company called MoYou but they are not MoYou London, the creators of the infinity plates. They are however also based in the UK, and sell individual plates that are rounded like Bundle Monster or Konad plates. They also sell these gargantuan jumbo plates with all the images pushed into one massive conglomerate spread out over 5 releases. In addition, they sell various high quality stamping polishes. These plates can be purchased through USA or UK website. I have a large quantity of the round plates that I got during a group buy they are extremely high quality and creative. Follow the link to peruse their wares :) Word of warning - the costs can be somewhat prohibitive through direct purchase.
Chocolate Vanity - Another indie brand this one based in the United Arab Emirates. This company had an extremely rocky start releasing plates that had multiple issues including problems with etching and sizing of the images. Ruth closed up shop and came back last year to hit us with what can only be described as insanely inventive images that draw heavily on cult favorites like Barbie, Harry Potter, and Looney Tunes cartoons of old. Best yet the quality of the plates has improved by leaps and bounds. Shipping is still a bit prohibitive with plates retailing at roughly $25 USD per plate and shipping at $20 for 2 plates. I still haven't bitten the bullet since I think her prices are a bit unreasonable. The shop is often intermittently restocked so you have to be quick to get your plates.
Topatopa - A newer France based indie brand with 10 plates released thus far of a tropical and tribal nature. The images are adorable and the owner Samantha is a doll. The images are a bit on the smaller side of things. Plates retail for 2.75 Euros per plate + shipping.
Marianne Nails - Another new indie on the scene also based in France. The images are imaginative and beautiful! You know I'm a fan ;) The owner Ghislaine Debray is sweet and very accommodating and IMO one of the best sellers I have EVER worked with. She has released more than 100 plates so far if you don't include the XXL plates which are also fantastic! BTW the outer packaging on these plates is amazing! I am as always blown away when I receive a parcel from her. Here is a link containing a catalogue of every plate made. In order to purchase the plates you can either via the website to place an order or PM her on Facebook. Plates retail for 7.50 Euro + shipping.
Pet'la Plate - The first Hungarian based nail art stamping indie. The owner Pertra is very sweet and open to questions. She has released several collection thus far with several retired as a limited edition runs. Her plates are innovative, unique, and interestingly made of gold toned brass that makes my heart sing. You can purchase Petla plates via the link above or you can PM Petra on Facebook. Plates retail for 10.80 USD + shipping.
Lilic Plates - Brazilian indie which has been around for at least 3-4 years. The earlier image plates are familiar designs see on the Fun or Fab Ur Nails plates while the latter are more unique and individual. I've purchased a few of the plates but have had no time for a review to advise you about quality, but word of mouth is pretty good. Head the link for further details.
DRK Nails - the once elusive and utterly exclusive Brazilian based plate makers are back and in a true about face the plates are now available stateside - this includes the original 4 XL plates and now 2 new edition smaller rectangular plates (think MoYou style) and 3 new larger XL plates. I for one and thrilled at this new development. The etching and quality of these plates is SUPERIOR! On top of this is is now reselling Sugar Bubbles stamping plates! Run don't walk to get your plates and while your there you might also want to check out the assortment of Brazilian polishes and other goodies that are up for purchase. Btw this company has also started offering their own version of the stamping mat!
UP or Universe Polish - WARNING: Do Not Purchase plates from this seller! You will regret it when you've spent your money and have little to show for your time and effort. It took over 10 months to receive items I ordered or for some ladies a refund for products we purchased. And this was only after putting a great deal of pressure on the seller via social media. The quality of these plates is also subpar compared to other plates on the market. You can read more about that here but you have been warned.
Moon Nails Supply - Another Mexican based company that also supplies the Handy plates as well as Handy stamping polishes. The owner also has their own line of stamping polishes that are reportedly on par with the Mundo de Unas ones (I own a few but haven't yet had the opportunity to review them). I will update here when that happens. In the meanwhile you can purchase anything seen on her Facebook page by shooting her a PM. I've found in my experience that the shipping is a quite a bit faster than when I order from Mundo de Unas if that's any incentive!
Lesly Plates - Another brand I don't own, but I've heard good things about via other nail art stampers. This brand is based in Russia and has created about 30-40 different plates. The reason I've held off on putting information up about this brand is that all purchases in the past had to be made via Western Union. However recently these plates have been made available via a Netherlands reseller Hypnotic Polish. Not all the plates are available here and many are sold out, but I think most will find this a rather more appealing option than the Western Union route. I'll also warn you in advance these plates are a bit on the costly side of things as compared to other brands...
UberChic Beauty - Run by the sweet and hardworking Brittany these plates are fresh and innovative. The quality of etching is superb and the images are some of the coolest and unique I've seen in ages. Six collections to date along with many individual plates for purchase so far. They are well worth the investment and you should definitely check them out! While you are over there don't forget to check out her new scrapers, stampers, and Magic Dust as well. She also carries the very first commercial stamping mat called the UberMat which has ladies raving so go check it out.
B. Loves Plates - The B is for Beautiful Nails lol or so I've read. I will agree. The first indie brand straight out of Poland and making plates that are truly beautiful and of flawless quality! This company is run by Anna who is also a true stamping enthusiast. She has 6 plates out so far and all of them are lovely. I have two myself which I reviewed here. Each plate retails for $15 USD + shipping and they are totally worth it! You can purchase these plates here in her Etsy shop.
Nail Matinee - A very new brand, think spring 2015, and the first indie stamping plate company straight out of India. These plates are very rich in the cultural influence of their origin and offer us some unique images that we haven't seen anywhere else. They can be purchased in the US via Beautometry. Nisha ships directly to the US and internationally, but you will need to PM her over on FB to place an order.
Beautometry - Run by the thoughtful Therese Vogel this company is not a stamping plate company but rather a resupplier of stamping plates and products and polishes from all across the globe. They carry plates from Apipila, Chez Delaney, Sugar Bubbles, Emily de Molly, Moyra and so much more. They also carry the highly sought after Creative Shop stamper (for those that are fans) along with stamping polishes from all over the world. They also carry several different brands of indie polishes that are somewhat difficult to purchase elsewhere stateside. Such one stop global shopping is one one of a kind stateside so take advantage! I know I will wink wink.
Chelle We Stamp - CURRENTLY ON HIATUS? A brand new company on the market supplying marshmallow stampers in a variety of sizes to meet your stamping needs. These products offer incredible pickup at extremely good pricing. Read my review of Chelle's awesome stampers here.
Whats Up Nails - I've ordered from this US based re-supplier of stamping plates, decals, and nail art tools now multiple times. The customer service is fantastic and the shipping happens at what feels like near the speed of light. The store sells many MoYou London plates, the UberMat, my favorite watermarble tool from Pure Color, my favorite water decals from Milv, and many fantastic and fabulous polishes. This is really a great company so I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again!
Moyra - A very new company on the platemaking scene based in Hungary however they've been making nail polishes for years. Recently they have released about 12 plates with etching and designs so intricate that people are knocking down their doors to get them! Best yet these plates are ridiculously affordable compared to plates of similar size. You can find these stamping plates at a variety of locations depending on where you reside in the world. Check out my post here with a review and links to stores depending on location.
Decor Unhas - coming soon....
Joanna's Fashion Shop - coming soon..
Tons e Cores - coming soon...
Yuwu Oshine Beauty - coming soon
NOTE: I'm sure there are even more sites out there that supply plates, but these are the ones I've used or discovered and loved to date. If you know of a site or source you love or make let me know and I'll add it to the list!
Bling, Gleam, Frosting, & Fimo Canes (oh my!)
Dollar Nail Art - Run don't walk, run! Hayakushite kudasai. I mean honestly foils, gems, laser strands, rhinestones, nail glue, hearts, butterflies, glitters, etc. You name it it's probably on this site. The list is endless and the name is right on. Things on this site generally cost you about a $1 USD unless you are getting one of the give this to me in every color deals and then it's even cheaper. Order in bulk to save there is a $25 minimum on electronic purchases, but it's pretty easy to spend that especially when you are just starting off your nail art supplies collection.
- Yup on top of dealing some of my favorite large scale plate makers they also offer nail art supplies such as studs, feathers, rhinestones, brushes, etc, etc. And like any Amazonian addict knows you can coast right into the free shipping with an order of $25 USD or more. Nail art junkie fix immediately supplied :)
Evilbay - Nande desu ka? This site just keeps coming up, but here's why because evil though it may be easy it also is! I get my rhinestones in bulk from Ebay and because of they are so cheap! I also get my woodsticks and many other supplies here and it's loverly. If you are willing to wait for things to come from Hong Kong or other Asian countries you can really wrack up some cool products and cool savings. Thinking about it makes me want to head on over right now.
Born Pretty Store
- This is what I know this store best for the glenquins, studs, brushes, feathers, phone blinging kits, rhinestone pickers, and more. I also love that they offer the discount code at all times which makes purchasing all the more tempting! Use DMB10 to save 10% off your next order ;)
Etsy - Yup! Etsy is also a veritable smorgasbord of supplies. I will warn that the prices are not nearly as low as what you will see on Ebay, but they also have some very unique deco and decoden that is hard to find elsewhere as well as unique fimo canes and slices.
NOTE: Local craftstores such as Michael's and JoAnn's Fabrics are also a great place to pick up things for nail art including sections of general stores that focus on scrap-booking i.e. Target. You can find really adorable things that are smallish and cute enough to work if you are creative. Also many of the sites I listed above for plates do carry other nail art supplies in addition to stamping. plates.
Find them where they lay! I've purchased them on Ebay, in Sally's, Bed, Bath, & Beyond and many other places. My favorite brushes are the Winstonia Store Kolinsky brushes.