January 29, 2015

Nail News! MoYou London HOLY SHAPES Collection Expansion!

It's that time of the week again and I'm not at all surprised to report that MoYou London will be expanding the new Holy Shapes Collection they launched last week.  Let's take a look!

MoYou London HOLY SHAPES Collection Launch 1-23-15
MoYou London HOLY SHAPES expansion 1-30-15

"Remember OLLY? Her exquisitely eclectic style and her love for all things geometric? Well, she is still obsessed with peppy prints and bold colours and she is adding 5 new plates to her supercharged shape collection!"

There will be 5 new plates releasing on Friday: 3 Regular size (1.5cm x 1.2xm) and 2 XL size (2.0cm x 1.5cm). So I was sad last week when there were far more Regular size designs than XL and I was really hoping the scales were going to balance out some this week. Now I'm just outright disappointed to report that the situation has repeated itself this week and those of us that require the XL designs are now missing out on 36 designs. That is 3 XL plates worth.

MoYou London Holy Shapes Collection 06 plate
I am loving the tribal flair of this plate! It's hard to pick favorites because I like so many of these designs, so I think I'm going to skip even trying again this week.

MoYou London Holy Shapes Collection 07 plate
I see a little of the tape and vinyl influence here, but I feel the collection starting to take a turn in more in the geometric direction.

MoYou London Holy Shapes Collection 08 plate
Here is where my disappointment begins. This is first of the 2 XL plates in this release and all of the designs here are from the 07 plate above and not even the best of them in my opinion.

MoYou London Holy Shapes Collection 09 plate
The final Regular size plate is all about circles, circle and more circles. They feel out of place to me in this collection based on the designs I've seen so far, but I guess a circle is a shape too. Google has no clue what "holy shapes" are, so I guess I'll just roll with it.

MoYou London Holy Shapes Collection 10 plate
And here is where my disappointment ends for today. The final XL plate is based on the circle plate above and once again missing some of the best designs in my opinion. Fortunately I am already well stocked with circle and polka dot designs from my Pro Collection purchases.

I was anxiously awaiting this week's release hoping that there would be more XL plates so I could purchase at least some of the 18 designs I missed out on last week. Instead MoYou London has decided to dig the hole deeper and add another 18 designs to the list of things those of us with longer nails and/or wider nail beds can't have. My favorite plate in this release is 06 with the tribal influence and there is not a single design from that plate offered here in XL.

I'd love to be able to ask if you are excited about this release, but instead I would like to know if you are as disappointed as I am. Don't get me wrong, I am happy for the ladies that can use the Regular size plates and your enthusiasm is still welcome in the comments too. There was a time not long ago when MoYou London strived to have nearly every design available in both sizes. I am getting the feeling that their priorities have changed. I guess we can what next week brings, but I am not at all optimistic.

These plates will be released on Friday, January 30th, and retail for £4.99 (approximately $8.50). You can purchase them directly from MoYou London.

Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.
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