Hello hello! I’m really excited to bring you tonight’s post because I haven’t stamped in such a long time and this stamping plate from Born Pretty Store (provided for review) has made me excited about it again. It even makes my effort look half decent, if I do say so myself!
The stamping plate itself is a bit odd to me, in terms of its images. It has Ms on it with lace – what an unusual combo! However, I probably could have done with it when I did my M&M’s nails. I think I would have prefered something more floral, like a flower, to go with the overall delicate lace theme. But that’s just a slight thought and not really a big issue, I don’t think.
Now, the plate comes with blue film on both sides, so you have to remove it before you use it for stamping (I only removed the film from the front). Be careful though because those edges are sharp! Once uncovered the plate is beautiful and shiny – however it won’t stay that way long! Mwahaha!
So this is the plate next to a Konad plate I own (m64). And just look a the image size difference! I measured one of the images and its dimensions are: 1.5cm wide by 2cm high. Significantly more massive-er than the Konad plate, but that is obvious even visually. My nails aren’t super big but they do have a really high annoying C curve so the bigger the better for me, really. I chose to use the more flowery design (the one closest to the right in the picture above).
And just look at that! The design fits my nail – yay! Win. Also, I was quite impressed with the crispness of the transferred image. I used Sinful Colors Fig to stamp with and thought maybe it would be a bit too thin, but it doesn’t seem to be a problem at all. Phew! Good for me considering I don’t own any proper stamping polish… something I should really get onto, hey!?
This is the end result. I am so chuffed with it! The colour below the stamping is OPI My Vampire is Buff (two coats) and it is topped with one coat of Seche. I just cannot believe I was able to create this look, especially since I’ve been MIA in the stamping world for probably a year or more. On my ring finger I included two rhinestones in the centre of the flowers, just to add a bit of sparkle and an accent (I also received them from Born Pretty Store for review but I’ll show you in more detail in another post).
- Where to buy: Born Pretty Store
- Cost: US$2.99 (here)
- What you get: One octagonal-shaped stamping plate with lace designs and various size Ms
So, what do you think? I am really impressed by this stamping plate. Considering how inexpensive it is and its payoff, I just think you can’t go wrong. And as a bonus it has helped me get back into the world of stamping. I hope you like it, too! If you’re keen to buy the plate or another item from Born Pretty Store, make sure you use my 10% off code, HVX31, for 10% off your next order (Born Pretty also has free shipping – just a reminder). Thanks for reading!