I plead guilty today. Guilty of waiting too long to review this stamping plate, that I haven't been able to find on Born Pretty Store's site anymore. I hope it has not been discontinued, because otherwise this post makes absolutely no sense.
The plate I was sent contains a great deal of designs, mostly flowers, but you can also find some butterflies here and there. Close up of the plate:
And here's the results, stamped on a piece of paper using a very pigmented black I had at hand:
As you can see, the designs came clean and surprisingly detailed, except one. I am positively impressed about the quality of this plate, and as the only con I'd mention the sharpness of the edges. Make sure you don't handle it with a recently painted manicure, otherwise you'll end up with little markings, no doubt. If you're as clumsy as me, that is ;) I am not willing to underestimate your abilities!
And that's just some testing I've done on my current manicure and Gosh Silver.
The latter also illustrates the fact that Essie Bahama Mama is one well behaved polish: the picture has been taken after 5 days of wear and you can only notice nail growth (I can't blame Essie for that, though) and some minor tipwear. Nothing to complain about!
Have a nice weekend! :)
Here's the link to the store:ResponderEliminar
Great review btw! Though I'm almost never good at stamping (hardly practice it anyway). But those floral designs looks fab!
Thank you! Stamping is soooo easy once you get the hang of it! You should give it a try, honestly you achieve such difficult things that I am 100% sure this will seem too easy!Eliminar
I'd love to work more with stamping plates but somehow they always end up messy so I gave up. *sigh* Thought it would be me or the polish but now they you point out the quality of a plate I think I should try a different brand.ResponderEliminar
Thanks for the review! ^.^
I am positive on this, I think the most important thing when stamping is the plate. So maybe investing in a good one, or a different brand as you say, will have evident results! :)Eliminar
You ended up with a really nice (and extremely romantic) mani! Is this considered also work-safe? Just curious ;-)ResponderEliminar
Great review. I might look for their plates too sometime
Haha, yup, I auto-defined it as work safe :p Anyhow it was Friday so I could be more relaxed!Eliminar
The patterns seem really crisp and lovely!ResponderEliminar
Thank you Maria! They are indeed!Eliminar
they stamp fantastic!! I didn't even know they carry plates, I will have to check them out!!!ResponderEliminar
Yup, but as I said I wasn't able to find their plates in the virtual store so... let me know if it's just me (the dumbass) or it has been discontinued!Eliminar
Those flowers are so pretty! I love the rose one :)ResponderEliminar
I have a stamping set but I've used it like... twice and failed miserably ):
Oh no! I can't believe this! Stamping is so easy! You should give it some more try, I am sure you could do great things with it! ^^ You already freehand like a queen, so this is easy peasy!Eliminar
Wow, they are nice and crisp. I haven't gotten into stamping... time is the factor. Maybe I'll start with a small kit.ResponderEliminar
Haha, for me stamping is the thing I lean to when I have no time! Once you manage it it becomes super easy!Eliminar
Pretty designs! And it's fantastic that it comes out so crisp. Great review! :-)ResponderEliminar
Thank you :DEliminar
Awww..this is so pretty. Love the background color and the stamping. Great job and review!ResponderEliminar
Awww thanks ^^ It means a lot to me! :)ResponderEliminar