Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates Review & Pictures (Plus Organization Tip!)

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates 2013 Review & PicturesNail stamping is a fast and fun way to give yourself a unique manicure at home.

Ever since I first dabbled in it and even did a nail stamping tutorial, I’ve been a fan of using nail stamping image plates.

Browse my earlier nail-art posts, and you’ll see that I’ve tried different designs from a rainbow crackle and witches to haunted houses and owls!

Today, I’ll be reviewing the exciting, brand new Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates, which Bundle Monster was extremely generous to send me! (When they reached out to me, I was so happy, I had to read their e-mail a couple of times to make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me!)

I’m not new to Bundle Monster image plates (love how affordable they are and how they have tons of great designs to choose from!) – big fan here. Click here to see all my blog posts featuring Bundle Monster!

Now, let’s dive into these new Bundle Monster plates, shall we? 🙂

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates Pictures

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review & Photos

They sent the plates in a padded bubble envelope. Inside, there’s a cardboard box, which holds all the plates.

Bundle Monster Holiday Nail Stamping Plates Review

It’s probably the greeeeen fieeend in me, but I really like the side detailing. That would make a fun manicure design!

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When you first receive the plates, you’ll notice that they’re blue on top. This is because there’s a thin film of plastic that you’ll need to remove prior to using the plates.

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Simply pick at the edges to lift the blue film.

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The image plates have paper backings to help them from feeling sharp.

Bundle Monster Stamping Image Plates Holiday 2013

Wow – look at all of them! There are 25 plates in total!

Bundle Monster Holiday Image Plates Review

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates 2013 Review & Pictures

So many great designs!

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Image Plates Review & Pictures

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H01 Pictures

My eye went straight to the smiling deer because, hey, it looks like it’s saying, “Hi there!” My favourite from this plate would be the prancing deer at the very top because I love how playful and unique it is. The snowflake is also nice, and I can see myself using it for lots of wintry nail art.

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H02 Pictures

The middle image looks like a mustache, doesn’t it? Also, I like the snowflake design at the top. You could use it in conjunction with the snowflake in the first image plate.

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H03 Pictures

Aww, the single mitten is adorable! I must use this in December. Too cute!

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H04 Pictures

I’m super excited to see a bunch of St. Patrick’s Day designs because I don’t see them often. The pot of gold is great, especially because it can be tricky to freehand that design. Stamping it makes it easy!

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Yay for even more St. Patrick’s Day designs! I’m loving the shamrock full-nail image on the right. I must use that one in March!

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H06 Pictures

If you’ve followed me on Swatch And Learn for a little while, you’ll know that Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday. So, naturally, I dig these designs. Hehe, the ‘scary face’ in the middle is the kind of design that I’d sport even if it’s not October! And the 3 little pumpkins on the bottom left are perfect for some spooky nail art.

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Ahh, another great Hallowe’en plate! Although I don’t typically wear words on my nails, I will be using the Trick or Treat one. Love the spider-web accents. You could use the other spider web in the same manicure.

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More Hallowe’en goodies! 🙂 The cat with the arched back is my favourite from this one, and you could definitely use it in many different nail looks, not just for Hallowe’en themes.

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Mini carrots and Easter eggs? I’m dying from the cuteness! (Okay, I’m back from the dead now to continue with this review!) 😉

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How many times can I die from cuteness? Look at the chubby bunny on the bottom right! Aww! And the bunny with a confetti of carrots is equally aww-inducing! 🙂

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H11 Pictures

Fall designs! I’m a pumpkin lover, so those designs float my boat. I also see a lot of potential with the leaves. But I’m most curious about the ear of corn. That’s not something you see all the time, and I’d totally like to create some ‘corny’ nail art!

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I’m nuts about that acorn! 😉

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Haha, the turkey makes me laugh. How fun would it be to walk around with a turkey (or several) on your nails? VERY! I also like the ship and the pie-with-apple designs!

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The ‘fireworks’ design is one of my favourite designs from the entire set because I can picture how versatile it is. Hehe, and look at that laughing Buddha!

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These would be great for Chinese New Year. I’m especially digging the dragon in the middle. If you paint your nails red and then stamp the dragon on in black, you’ll get a very cool Asian-inspired look.

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H16 Pictures

The hearts-with-messages design attracts me the most, and I’m curious to see if the words transfer okay, given how small they are.

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H17 Pictures

My favourite? The two birds kissing and standing on hearts. Aww! I can see that as a nail design I’d sport any time of year. The cupid is also great, and I love the lips!

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Do you heart this plate? 😉 I like the zebra-print heart on the bottom left!

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It’s party time! The birthday one I will probably wear on my birthday. Again, I don’t normally wear words on my nails, but if it’s easy to just stamp on like this, I would totally do it!

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Balloons! I love those two so much. For the 3 balloons, I would paint each one a different colour, and then stamp it onto white or light-coloured nails. Must try this!

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The ABC blocks and teddy-bear-with-bees designs are so sweet, my eyes are getting cavities! I can see those being stamped in white over a pastel base.

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Out of all these designs, I can see myself using the love birds on a branch. Aww!

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H23 Pictures

This plate is one of my favourites from the entire set. That E=mc2 design is perfect for September! I want to use this one soon, even though I’m not a student.

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This plate made me laugh because when I saw the hot-pepper design, I totally thought of one of my co-workers. She’s Mexican, and she puts hot sauce on nearly everything!

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Review BM-H25 Pictures

Okay, so I’m Canadian and don’t celebrate the 4th of July, but I still think I could get a lot of use out of the majority of these designs. I really like the 2 full-nail designs featuring stars!

Since the ‘firework’ design was one of my favourites, I tested that one out first.

Despite there being so many thin lines (which can be trickier to pick up than images with thicker lines or filled-in shapes), I’m pleased to report that the design was a cinch to pick up! I didn’t have to try harder to get it to transfer onto my stamper.

Since I was already wearing a-england Briar Rose (provided by NailPolishCanada), I stamped right over it.

Bundle Monster Manicure Using the Holiday Collection Image Plates


  • Holiday nail stamping image plates (Yes)
  • Designs for traditional holiday & special occasions (Yes)

Key Notes

  • Name: Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates 2013
  • Amount: 25 nail stamping image plates labelled BM-H01 to BM-H25
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Bundle Monster. Retails for $21.99 USD. If you buy it from NailPolishCanada.com, you can get it for $23.99 CAD.)
  • Where to Buy: Bundle Monster website, NailPolishCanadaAmazon.ca & Amazon.com

Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates Review


The plates are metal and have designs etched into them. They allow the polish to fill the design, which you later pick up with a stamp. (Click here to see my nail stamping tutorial that I did years ago when I first tried nail stamping!)

The quality of the etching is great because a lot of the lines are clean and sharp. Plus there are quite a lot of very detailed designs. (If you see ‘blobs’ where there should be sharp designs, that’s usually the tell-tale sign of poor quality. Thankfully, Bundle Monster has clearly taken care to ensure the images are ‘stampable’.)

I also like that there’s a paper backing so the plates don’t feel sharp. The backing also gives the plates a little weight, so it feels sturdier.

Some of my plates came with a few scratches (that didn’t affect the designs). It wasn’t a biggie – the plates will get scratched at one point or another, but I still thought I should mention it. It didn’t bother me because the images were unaffected, but if you want pristine plates, they may not come absolutely perfect.


Each of the 25 image plates you get have 6 images. That means there’s a total of 150 designs to choose from – lots of variety!

For those like me who are already Bundle Monster fans, you’ll be happy to hear that these designs are all 100% new. You won’t find any from their previous nail stamping image plate collections.

What I really appreciated was that many of the designs can be combined with others to create a more unique manicure. I can tell that they put a lot of care and thought into selecting which images to include in this set.


The plates are well-packaged. They’re shipped in a padded bubble envelope.

How to Store Nail Stamping Image Plates

While you could definitely store the nail stamping image plates in the little cardboard box they came in, you may want to make a small investment like I did.

You see, I have lots of image plates (not just by Bundle Monster, but also by Konad). I used to keep all my plates in little Ziplock bags, but that meant searching for a design I wanted wasn’t the most convenient.

Then, when I was buying some a-england nail polishes from NailPolishCanada, I stumbled across a cool organizer by Bundle Monster and purchased it in the same order.

The Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Zipper Leather Case Organizer costs just $18.99 CAD, and it holds 168 image plates! (You can purchase it here.)

It’s my first plate binder, and I’m loving it because I can flip through the ‘pages’ and see all the designs on each ‘page’ at a glance. Also, it protects my plates better than before when I was storing plates in Ziplock bags.

This is what the Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Zipper Leather Case Organizer looks like:

How to Store Nail Stamping Plates

I just love the faux crocodile – makes it look so chic, almost like an evening clutch! 🙂 But it’s bigger than a clutch. Compact, but not tiny!

The zipper is a smart touch because it prevents any of your plates from accidentally falling out. This makes it great not only for storage, but for if you want to bring your collection to your friend’s house.

Inside, there are plastic ‘pages’ with slots to hold your plates. I like how you can see 6 plates at once. The pockets are just the perfect size. You can get your plate in easily, but the plates won’t slide around or fall out easily.

Also important to note is that the front and back covers are padded, so that offers even greater protection for your plates! 🙂

How to Store & Organize Nail Stamping Image Plates

My Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Image Plate Collection

In case you’re curious to see all the Bundle Monster images plates I have (or to help you decide which set is right for you), check out the below links to my detailed posts featuring the sets I bought:

I also have Bundle Monster’s first set (from 2010 maybe), but back then, I didn’t blog about it.

Keeping Up with Bundle Monster

Bundle Monster is a great brand that I highly recommend because they make nail art easy, affordable, and accessible for the non-nail-professional.

Be sure to check Bundle Monster out on their social-media platforms:

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  • Lots of great holiday designs
  • Covers traditional holidays (e.g. Hallowe’en) & special occasions (e.g. Baby Shower)
  • Designs are detailed & well-etched
  • Paper backing, so plates don’t feel sharp
  • Affordable
  • Readily available


  • Available only online (as far as I know)

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

I really love the Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates! There are so many designs to choose from, so there really is something for everyone. The designs are also really versatile, so you aren’t limited to using them just for the holidays. Lots can be used for everyday wear!

If you don’t have time to do freehand nail art, but you want to treat yourself to a special manicure that can look professional, I highly recommend you check these out. They’re affordable, the quality is great, and with a little practice, they’re easy to use, even for beginners!

Are you into nail stamping? Which of the images is your favourite? Which plate could you see yourself using most of the images from?

Edit: Yay! It was nice to see that Bundle Monster appreciated the review. It’s great when companies recognize bloggers/customers. And it was cool to see that NailPolishCanada retweeted this post!

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26 thoughts on “Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates Review & Pictures (Plus Organization Tip!)

  1. lawren

    whooooa, so many choices! The xmas and halloween ones are my fave! It’s a shame they don’t make ones for us Canadadians for our Canada day 🙁

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lawren!

      Yeah, I was hoping that there’d be something for Canadians. Haha, the closest thing was a marijuana leaf in their first plate collection, I think! I think I remember seeing one and laughing.

  2. Icequeen81

    whooowww h6, h7, h8 I want them for sure, they made my day 🙂 HI is cute, hehe I dont even own a stamping
    what the use to stamp. But arent they too big for people with small fingers?

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      I have small fingers (small hands, too), and while some of the images are larger, there are definitely enough smaller images that I can use.

  3. Fedoraharp

    I have their 2011 collection and I absolutely love it! I don’t expect to buy the holiday collection, since 95% of the items on there are Christian oriented and I’m not, but I probably will buy their other stuff once I pull together the funds. I also have the leather case.

    I actually have one of their stamps on right now- did you know that you can stamp with acrylic paint? I found that out today through trial and error. It shows up a little more faint, but I was going for a subtle look so that’s perfectly all right.
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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Fedoraharp!

      Oh, no, I didn’t know that you can stamp with acrylic paint! That’s really good to know because I have some old paint at my mom’s. I should bring it to my place and experiment! Thanks for letting me know!

        1. Mary S. Post author

          Oh, how cool! That’d be very handy to be able to fix any little mistakes immediately. I’ve always just used nail polish, so it’s been a one-shot deal.

  4. maddy

    I love the Halloween plates! I would love to try these plates. I think $23.99 CAD is pretty cheap compared to buying plates for 5 bucks a piece. I might buy a set one day.

    1. Leslie

      Bundle Monster’s plates are the highest quality! I have several sets and have yet to have an issue with any images. It is definitely worth getting a set considering the per plate prices you see for Konad ($5 – $7). They are great for those of us that have no skill at manual nail art. 🙂
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    2. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Maddy!

      Definitely more affordable than Konad plates! And I love how Bundle Monster comes up with really different and quirky designs.

  5. karen

    Wow! Look at all those plates! The St.Patty’s and the Halloween ones totally got my attention. How on earth will you choose which one to do first? That organizer is a great idea, too.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Gelic’ Nail Art!

      It just takes practice. 🙂 It’s a fun learning curve.

      You should try these plates. There’s so much variety that you could really have a lot of fun with them!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Another Cristina!

      My favourites are full-nail patterns because you don’t have to be too precise, but the overall effect is still very dramatic and impressive!

  6. Lisen

    Could you measure a full nail image? I like many of them, but I’ve been disappointed with an earlier BM set as the full nail images only fit my little finger. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lisen!

      Sure, I’ll measure it and I’ll get back to you.

      I also have small hands and small fingers. Some of the designs are too large, but there are still a lot I can use.


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