The plate itself (as well as B, C and D) measures 21cm x 17cm (or approx. 8.26 x 6.69 inches), which is very close in size to Cheeky’s latest plates for comparison. And the designs are nice and large, measuring approximately 2.1cm x 1.8cm, and there are 42 of them on this plate.
This is DRK B and I thought long and hard about adding this plate to my cart today too. I kept going back to the flames in the top right corner…love ’em! And the eclectic mix of the other designs on the plate…flowers, butterflies, animals and the one thing that remains consistent throughout the collection: interesting geometric designs. This plate is setup differently with 29 full nail designs and 20 smaller designs.
DRK C is a really eclectic plate. With 37 full nail designs and 17 smaller designs, there’s a little something for everyone on here. With pets, Asian influences, animal prints, tribal symbols and, of course, some interesting geometrics. The conglomeration of postmarks fourth down in the left column almost got it added to my cart.
Today was the first time I saw the full DRK D plate. Ninja Nails only had a few of the Rules. Once again this is a really eclectic combination of designs. There are 32 full nail designs and 12 smaller designs ranging from geometric patterns to fruits to the ants that coming marching in on the bottom corner. There’s a certain whimsy to this plate that I don’t notice in the others.
This is the first plate in the new Designer Series. The plate is 6cm x 12cm (approx. 2.36 x 4.72 inches), very close to the size of a MoYou London plate. The collage style allows for limitless design possibilities and the openness of the patterns seems to indicate that they had the LeadLighting technique in mind when they designed this plate and the next.
Here is the second plate in the Designer Series. I’m not exactly sure why, but I prefer this one to the first and also gave some consideration to adding it to my cart.
What I don’t know, and can’t determine from the website, is whether DRK Nails has made any changes to the plate design. I only own 1 of the Rules, and it arrived coated in the protective blue plastic film, but it came without any backing and the edges are sharp. I’d be excited to find plastic backing on my new plate.
These plates can be purchased now directly for DRK Nails. The larger plates (A-D) cost $22.00 and the smaller Designer plates are $6.50. Shipping was surprisingly inexpensive and I was able to choose USPS Priority Mail for less than the cost of a Flat Rate Envelope.
I wasn’t able to find anything concrete on their website regarding their location but, based on an answer to a sales tax question I believe they are shipping from the US. Somewhat interesting since they mentioned on Facebook that they would also be opening an Amazon store soon. Anyhow, where ever my plate may be coming from I wish it god speed!
Are you as happy as I am to see the DRK plates for sale again? Which do you plan on picking up? I was trying to behave today since there was also a VL pre-order but I’ll surely be back for more!
Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.