Today I am bringing you a post that is *not* nail art for a change, because I kinda feel like talking about what I got for Christmas. Now, my husband and I have a kind of agreement when it comes to birthdays/Christmas. Both of us tend to have specific interests and it doesn't work well for us to try to buy things for each other based on those very specific interests, so we each get a budget and we buy our own Christmas and birthday presents. Everybody's happy!
So, anyway, to get right into it, here's what I bought-and wrapped- and put under the tree for myself to open. Ha ha it may seem that it's not much of a surprise that way, but I actually was surprised by a few of the things I had bought myself a month or so before Christmas. I had forgotten about a couple of them!
Let's start things off with a couple of plates from the "Alice in Wonderland" collection. I am a lover of all things Alice, so I already own a couple of plates from this collection (see here and here,) but I decided to pick up a couple more. I don't own any of MoYou London's typography type plates, so I thought it would be fun to try one of them out. Text often comes in handy and the phrases on this plate are really fun.
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This one I thought would come in handy often for making paint-splatter backgrounds or just going for a straight paint-splatter look. I think the drippy border on the top will come in handy a lot too, and it will be nice to have a high-quality version of that image. I like that there are different varieties for different themes.
used once. I adore the beautiful vintage style of these images. The star image on the top row, second to last is a very versatile image, and I think the image just below it of the violins will be super fun to play with for music themes. And that vintage hot air balloon! These images also remind me of classic illustrations.
And this plate... I am so in love with this plate. The carousel images are so *cute* and the frames are so useful, and it even has some lovely un-themey filigree thrown in there. It's hard to see it, but those middle full nail images are tiny carousels, tiny carousel horses, and then tiny carousels again.
Finally, I have this plate from the typography collection featuring the vintage typewriter. I find that fonts come in handy quite often (for things like this and that and the other), so I felt like something a little bit different would be a good investment. This is a bit of a smaller font than what I have, so if I feel the need to put more than just a couple of letters on my nails I'll have the ability to do that.
Well, if you're still with me, I'm impressed. Which plate is your favorite? Did you also get some fun nail goodies for Christmas? Let me know in the comments!