Essence is an inexpensive but quality brand. The company is based in Europe, but you can find it in drugstores here in the US. I got these items at Fred Meyer, and I know near me Ulta also carries the brand. From the Essence website, you can also find their products at Walgreens, HEB and Shoppers Drugmart. The Nail Art Stampy Set was $3.99 and the Stampy Designs were $2.99 each at regular price. There was a BOGO 1/2 Off sale at Fred Meyer, and one of the Stampy Design plates was on clearance for 50% off. So for all three items it was probably about $8 after tax.
As you can see, there are a couple that I had a little bit of trouble with. The nail tips and that dotted full nail design were a little difficult to get the whole pattern to stamp. With these I also noticed any of the designs that had a large area to catch polish (the little black hearts, the "I", mushrooms and paint splatter) didn't work very well. Some of the more intricate designs actually worked the best which surprised me. (That love/heart/circle design top right! I never thought that it would stamp that well!) Now, this is stamped on paper and not on nails, so I am hopeful for similar results on my nails. I just thought stamping on paper would be the best and easiest way to show all the designs.
Overall, I have to say I'm impressed with this set and stamp plates for the cost. There are many useable designs on each plate and you really can't beat the cost!
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