With my changing wardrobe, I also find myself needing to update my nail art supplies. I love shopping for seasonal bits and bob and today I have a little overview of some of my newest purchases (mostly all from eBay).
Firstly I have some plates that I won in a twitter competition from Moyou. They sent me the Trend Hunter 11 and 12 plates and I am in love with these designs. I've already used the images in a couple of manis and will no doubt continue to use them as they're so versatile. Although the images on plate 11 are too small to cover my whole nail. I can still make use of them.
I also picked up a large variety of things from eBay. I haven't linked any sellers because these things are so easy to find and with prices changing all the time, it'll be easier and cheaper for you to look them up yourself.
The following 5 plates cost me £1.49 each and took about 3 weeks to arrive. The sleeves say they're from www.harunouta.com - which looks like a Japanese Born Pretty type store, however I'll keep ordering these plates from eBay and I already have 4 more in my basket reading to be purchased.
They're so pretty right? I may be a skin flint but seeing as I don't have bags of money, I find the idea of spending big bucks on plates a little difficult to swallow.
Especially when the internet is full of such bargains - which leads me to ...
A little while ago I was lucky enough to be sent Sparklea's Harry Potter collection and when I saw @leasnails stamp over her swatches with some hehe Harry Potter plates, I've been dying to get hold of them. Imagine my delight when I found them on eBay for 99p each (no doubt fakes, but they're perfect). I can't wait to use some of these images and as you can see, loads of them will be perfect in non-HP themed designs.
I also picked up these 3 other hehe plates including 2 Studio Ghibli themed ones and one that contains the most perfect mermaid and chevron images.
As a stamping newbie, I have a total of 3 stampers, 1 of which is a clear monocle style stamper which I was lucky enough to get in the September Pumpkin Spice Meebox and the other 2 are small and so difficult to work with as I can't see through them. Purchasing these type of stampers is a pricey business, so when I saw a listing for a cheap clear stamper (just over a £1 each), I grabbed 2 of them very quickly. I may pick up a couple more as they work amazingly well.
The last 2 months have seen me use more full nail water decals in my nail art and eventually I got fed up of spending a fortune on UK based sellers and dolled out £1.99 for 50 designs on eBay. These took 2.5 weeks to arrive and are amazing. Some of the designs are adorable and I can't wait to get using them.
Lastly I have this tiny nail polish haul from Kiko, they've recently had a promo of 5 for £5 and I had to pick up these beautiful shades. At £1 each they're a great addition to my collection. These colours are so pigmented that I know they'll be great for stamping too.
There we are, I am so happy with this little lot and considering each item was a bargain, my bank is also happy! I have an eBay basket full of some new rhinestones and a couple more stamping plates, let me know if you'd be interested in another nail haul post soon and I'll show you what I've picked up next month.
Let me know where you buy your nail art supplies and if you've found any amazing eBay bargains recently.