It’s finally Friday!! As much as I was looking forward to the weekend I feel like I didn’t get enough done during the week and could use an extra day or two. Never happy right? 😛 I am feeling much better though so I know I can start ploughing through my to-do list today. I also have our #bwb meet tomorrow which I am so looking forward to. What are your plans for the weekend?
It’s time for another review from Born Pretty Store. I’ve mentioned before that Born Pretty Store is one of my favourite places to get my nail art supplies. Their stamping plates just continue to impress me as well. This plate is BP-L 003 an you can find it here (or click on the image)
They also sent me the gold stamping polish so I thought this plate was a great opportunity to try it out. Let me show you,
I started with 2 coats of OPI – Tease-y does it and left that to dry completely. Once it was dry I stamped using the Born Pretty Store gold stamping polish and the bottom left image on the plate. I stamped on my index and middle nails. Topcoat and done. On my ring and pinky I used a rectangular gold stud on each nail stuck down with topcoat.
The images are nice and big (as per plate BP-L 006) and they are etched perfectly. The images transfer well and I had no issues stamping. The gold polish is great. It stamps perfectly and is beautifully opaque, even on the darker colour.
Of course, I couldn’t resist using more images.
I started with 2 coats of China Glaze – Frostbite on all my nails and left that to dry completely. Once it was dry I started with the stamping. I knew I wanted to double stamp but I also wanted to show what the image looked like on it’s own. Firstly, Do you remember in this post I mentioned the Born Pretty Store black stamping polish wasn’t as black but that I was going to give it a good shake. Well that was all it needed. It is definitely black black and still stamps like a charm. Problem solved. On my index I stamped using the black and the top middle image. On my index I stamped using the black and the bottom middle image. They are very similar in pattern but almost the reverse image of each other (almost). So on my middle and ring I stamped first using the black and bottom middle image and then I stamped over that using the top middle image and China Glaze – Adore. Then I topcoated everything. I actually really loved this and it was quite striking.
The whole plate (metal part) is 12cm x 6 cm big and it has a pink plastic base. This base is about half a centimetre bigger than the metal plate all around. It does make it easier to handle. Each full nail image is 2cm long and 1.5cm wide. That is really nice and big! This is a great plate!
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What do you think of this plate? And what do you think of what I did with it?
I also have some swatches for you
China Glaze – Frostbite
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It’s a beautiful bright blue packed with shimmer that really makes it glow. It’s absolutely beautiful. Formula was good, it’s a little thin but I had no issues at all. Opacity is really good, I didn’t need more than 2 coats.
OPI – Tease-y does it
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It is a very dark brown based oxblood / plum colour. In some light it looks very red and in others more brown (as you can see in the photo). It is packed with a shimmer that is red and gold, again depending on light, sometimes more red, sometimes more gold. I actually really like this way more than I thought I would and it a perfect winter / autumn colour. The formula was really good and so was the opacity. I thought it would need 3 coats but was good to go in 2. This colour would work so well with so many other colours. I actually almost want to pair it with frostbite
So, what do you think? Is the plate a winner?
Thanks for reading,
Ohh my, I love that double stamped look! Excellent colour choice <3
Squeaky Q recently posted…Squeaky Nails’ 2nd Blogiversary GIVEAWAY
Thank you SO much!! I was a little nervous about both colours showing but I think it came out ok. And that blue……
What a gorgeous gorgeous plate!!
Painted Fingertips recently posted…Water Marble Wednesday: Woodgrain
So so so so gorgeous! These plates are all awesome!
Omw I love frostbite!!
Juanita recently posted…Competition Entries
Yes!! Me too! It is so gorgeous!
LOVE that blue stamping design! You are making me want all these new stamping plates! 😉
Sarah T recently posted…Born Pretty Store Purple Holo
Thanks so much Sarah! Hahahaha you’re welcome! 😛 I want them all too 😛
I’m so glad you did the swirls! I was dying to see that and you nailed it
Siobhan recently posted…Stamping Saturday with NAILlinkup’s Skulls
Ah yay!! Thanks V! Those swirls were too gorgeous to not use.
I am so going to copy that double stamping 🙂
Joyce recently posted…Purple holos – stamped and dotted
Oh yay!! Thanks so much Joyce! I can’t wait to see 😉
OMW that blue mani is the ISH! Even I would wear that and you know how I feel about dark blues…
acidicice recently posted…Bridal Nails with the Hean Wedding Garden Collection – 641
Wow!!! Now THAT is high praise!! Thanks so much!