If you watched my Walgreens Haul, I promised a Salon Express Review and here it is....
$10 Salon Express Nail Art Stamping Review
This is the number one thing I like from this kit. It is a great stamper, and love that it has a small and large stamper. The stampers are a soft white/clear rubber. This is better than the Konad which has a hard red rubber, making stamping with red polishes hard to see, which is necessary for proper design orientation.
The plate holder was a great idea, but actually made things worse. Because the plates are smaller than the holder, a gap develops between the plate and holder, causing a small crevice for excess polish to fall into, which can ruin your stamped design (more elaboration on that in the video). Not only that, but it is just another thing to clean polish off of.
The scraper is awful! There are small ridges in the blade, which makes it hard to completely scrape off the excess polish, leaving you with a messy design. Not only that, but the metal scratches your plates. I ended up using an old credit card as my scraper. Not only is it free and plastic, which doesn't leave scratches, but it also provides a good seal, leaving little to no excess polish or residue behind.
The plates are a good for the value. The only down side is that the etching is not of great quality, so some patterns don't stamp as well as Konad or Bundle Monster. Also, the full nail patterns are short in length and width, leaving you with gaps on your nails, requiring multiple stamps per nail.
For a person new to stamping, it is a great value and worth the cost to try out if you're interested in nail stamping.
If you're a stamping veteran and curious about this set, I don't believe it's worth it. The plates would only frustrate you, as well as the scraper, and honestly, the only benefit would be the double sided stamper. And if you already have the dual-sided stamper from Konad, it really would be of no use.