Hi everyone! I have a Born Pretty Store review for you today 😀 I really love shopping at Born Pretty Store for my nail art goodies. They are very reasonably priced, I pay a small fee for a tracking number and shipping is free, which is a huge relief as shipping rates from overseas to South Africa are really steep normally. They have sent me a few things to review for you. These items were sent last year in September, but due to hectic postal strikes in our country and a huge backlog at customs because of the strikes I only received my items this week. Today I have Born Pretty stamping plate BP-03 to show you (purchase here*). I was really taken with the rose images on this plate, so naturally they were my first choice to stamp with. These are the images you can stamp from this plate:
When you receive the plate it has a blue protective film over it to protect the plate during shipping. It looks like this:
Before you start stamping you need to remove the film. It removes really easily, you can just run your fingers over the edge from bottom to top and it will lift. Don’t do this while your nails are wet as the film is quite clingy and will ruin your nails! The plates also have backing which helps dull the edges of the plate so that you don’t cut yourself while handling them. I wipe down all my plates with acetone before each use. I noticed that the images on this plate seemed quite deeply etched (which is a good thing!). With my other plates the cotton round just glides across the plates, whereas you can “feel” the images on this plate when swiping over them. I’m sure this makes it easier to pick up images as shallow etching can make things really difficult. I also used a stamper that I purchased myself from Born Pretty, it looks like this:
You can purchase it here*. I really love this stamper! I went from struggling my bum off with a relatively firm stamper, to great success with this squishy stamper. My nails are soft and bendy, so if I put pressure on the nail with a firm stamper while transferring the image, my nails give way and the image doesn’t transfer completely. This stamper head is big enough to cover my entire nail, the squishiness of the head also means that the image is stamped over my entire nail with the right amount of pressure, so even into the cuticles on the sides as the stamper gives way instead of bending my nail. I do need to prime the stamper head regularly though, but it takes me less than 30 seconds and is totally worth it.
So with all my tools handy, this is what I came up with:
I am completely obsessed with the individual rose image! How GORGEOUS is it?! I started off with my usual Tip Top base coat to protect my natural nails. I painted 2 coats of Tip Top Meringue Surprise on all of my nails. Once that was dry I used Tip Top Volcanic Eruption to stamp the image in the centre on all of my nails except on my ring nail where I stamped the individual rose image on the top left of the plate. I had no problems picking up the images at all. They stamped beautifully. I sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite.
I was actually really impressed with this plate and can’t wait to try the other images. I can imagine the stars being nice to use for a 4th of July manicure if you are that way inclined. I am also really looking forward to using the twirly image on the left in the middle! I’ll be sure to show you when I do 😉
What do you think of this stamping plate? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!
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