I love trying new, innovative products, mainly because I believe that every product can be improved. When Bundle Monster asked me if I was interesting in trying their new big Mochi stamper, my curiosity was at high levels. I have never seen such a huge stamper, so I was interested in finding out the ways to use it and how to improve my stamping experience. Today I will share my thoughts on this new Bundle Monster Mochi Stamper, as well as their Lotus Mat. Let’s take a look.
Let’s start with the Lotus Mat, which can be easiest described as a nail art station. It’s a silicone mat that you can use for nail art, stamping decals or mixing nail polish. I like to keep it on my desk, where I paint my nails, to protect my table from nail polish stains and acetone. It’s a very useful tool to have and it can be cleaned easily as well. You can use lint roller to get rid of hair or dust, or swipe it with a cotton ball soaked in acetone to remove the nail polish. The mat measurements are 15.7 in. (45 cm) X 11.75 in. (30 cm).
I used to use a silicone baking mat before I got this one (thank you Deborah from Love Varnish for this idea!), but I like my Lotus mat much better, mainly because of the very pretty design and a soft color (my old mat has a very ugly, on-your-face blue color!). Also the nail shapes that are drawn at the top of the mat are so useful for making decals! In the bottom right corner there is a small ruler to measure out the striping tape or stickers.
Now to the Mochi Stamper, which is the biggest one I have seen so far. It’s a semi-squishy stamping station that measures 12 cm X 5 cm (4.7 in. X 2 in.). The idea of this stamper is to be able to stamp all five fingers at once and it can be especially great with larger, buffet style stamping plates. It can also be used for creating decals (stamping decals, dry marble, needle drag) or reverse stamping. If you would like to see a demonstration on how to use this stamper, check this video.
Let’s talk about my experience with the Bundle Monster Mochi Stamper. The picture above shows one of my first attempts of using it and you can see that it picked up the design pretty well. Transferring onto the nails was a whole different story. The nail polish dried very fast and while I was on my third finger, it did not want to stamp anymore. I used a black stamping nail polish from MoYou London in the picture above.
I tried the stamper with many different polishes, ones that are made especially for stamping or just regular ones. Some of them picked up well, but most didn’t. In the end I went with a golden metallic nail polish, because those are the ones that work best for me. I used Essie Good as Gold and you can see the design picked up quite well.
I started with my pinky and index finger and they look quite OK, but my ring and middle finger are not looking pretty. The nail polish dried and it did not want to transfer onto my nails anymore (especially around my cuticle area). I realize that you have to work fast when stamping several fingers and I did (you can tell by my crooked placement), but it just did not work for me. I am yet to try this stamper with decals, hopefully I will be more successful.
I wasn’t able to make this stamper to work for me, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a right product for you! I would recommend this stamper for people who are more experienced and advanced in stamping, maybe they will find this product more useful and life changing in the stamping world. I know a lot of bloggers that were super happy with this huge stamper!
Tips & Tricks on using the Bundle Monster Mochi Stamper:
- Wash and prime the stamper before using it to take away the shine
- Pick up the image with rolling motion
- Hold the plate down while picking up the image to avoid lifting it with your stamper
- Work fast to transfer the images on your nails!
To finish off on a positive note, I would like to show you one last product by Bundle Monster that I really loved! It’s their Poli-Peel Cuticle Protector. It’s a liquid latex that protects your nails, while making a nail art that tends to be messy. It’s great for when stamping, water marbling, splatters or gradients. Bundle Monster Poli-Peel has a cute baby pink color and when it dries you can see some sparkles on your fingers, so cute! It also dries fast and peels off effortlessly, which is important with these kind of products.
What do you guys think? I know I talked about a lot of products in this post, so let me know if any of these got your attention. Also, if you have tried the Mochi stamper and you managed to use it successfully, please let me know your tips and tricks! I am not giving up on it yet.
The Bundle Monster Mochi Stamper will be launched on the Bundle Monster website on Thursday, February 4th and it will retail at $13.99.
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The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.