Monday, December 1, 2014

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate 05 Review and Nail Art

Press Sample

I hope you all had a wonderful, long weekend! I enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinner on three separate occasions this weekend, so I have much to be thankful for. Today, I am thankful for nail stamping! I have a fun and easy design using the Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate 05. I have been loving the fact that they are releasing new plates pretty regularly now. They are really affordable and come in a lot of different designs. This one in particular is called the Egypt Style plate and is only $1.99! Plus, you can get 10% off with my code: HANDX31.


The plate I received is different from the image on their website. I believe mine has a slight imperfection above the star like shape. It didn't bother me too much though. What I am really happy about is that this plate came with a backing, so now it doesn't seem as sharp as the others I have used in the past. The backing feels like a vinyl. 




For my design, I started with a base coat of China Glaze Pelican Grey, which is a great grey. I think it has a perfect subtle shimmer in it that makes it glow a little. Over that I stamped the leaf like image from the plate with A England Ascalon. Oh I love Ascalon. It is gorgeous on it's own, but I heard A Englands stamp well, and I wanted to try it out. It worked really well. I did have to use my Konad stamper which is pretty firm. My squishy one couldn't pick up all the fine detail in these images. 




I thought this plate was really great. All of the images picked up really well. The patchy parts on the swatch sheet I have above are only patchy because the polish didn't want to transfer to the paper, but they all picked up beautifully. I am really excited that this works well and that I can count it as another great product from the Born Pretty Store. Remember to use my coupon code HANDX31 for any non-sale items and you can get 10% off! Also, there is always free shipping! As I have stated in previous posts, definitely plan to wait at least two weeks for delivery, these took about 3 weeks to arrive. For the price, I think it is definitely worth the wait. I hope you like this post. I have more Born Pretty Store reviews coming in the next week. Thanks for reading!


  1. Gorgeous mani! The images on the plate are really nice.

  2. Such lovely and soft shades together, very pretty!

  3. I like the grey on grey stamping here. The plate looks great but it's funny it only has one Egyptian image on it!

  4. Absolutely beautiful color combo and design!

  5. I can never get my holographic polishes to stamp well so I'm a little jealous of your skills. This is a beautiful manicure. Its nice to see BPS is adding backing to their plates now, I agree the other ones felt very sharp.

  6. That's a lovely stamping! I also have that plate and I like it so much! I had no luck stamping with my A England's and now that you mentioned you had problems with the squishy stamper I realized I need to try something different when I use them! Thanks for the tip!

  7. This plate is really neat. The little Egyptian guy is different looking and I just love the owl.

  8. This is such a soft and subtle manicure. Lovely job!

  9. Your stamping skills are so on point!

  10. You showed this plate so well! I love your mani! I have this plate and I actually used that design in a mani the other day, but my base sort of overtook it so it didn't showcase it well (will have to redo for a proper review!)

  11. Gorgeous mani! Love the colors you chose for stamping and your pics of the plate images are perfect!


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