Today I’m reviewing Born Pretty’s Valentine’s Day BP-L001 stamping plate. Born Pretty seems to be releasing collections of plates based on holidays lately, but this sweet plate is full of pretty designs that you’ll be using all year round.
The plate comes shipped in an elegant looking cardboard sleeve.
The backside has basic instructions for how to use it, but I’m sure that most of you reading this post are veterans of stamping.
The plate itself is mounted on a piece of white plastic so that you can’t cut yourself on the metal edges. A thin blue layer of plastic film (the “protection sticker” mentioned in the instructions) covers the surface to protect it from being scratched. You must remove this before using the plate.
As for the plate itself, 12 designs are included. They each measure 1.8 cm wide by 2.5 cm tall, so they are pretty huge! I think you can fully cover your big toenail with these images, and they work great for those with long nails.
It’s easy to see why this is a Valentine’s Day themed plate because of the large assortment of flowers and hearts, but I think every image works for pretty much any occasion, especially if you are a romantic.
The etching is nice and deep, so it is easy to pick up crisp images with your stamper. I tried to do a watercolor effect using the image from the top left corner.
You can also easily make decals out of the designs by stamping them onto a silicone mat. From this point, you can choose to color in the images or even use them with foils like I did below. You can see how consistent the stamping is even though the foil transfer was not.
These decals can easily be applied onto your nails to create multiple looks.
These plates clean up easily with acetone and a cotton ball, and they’re a breeze to use. The designs are timeless and beautiful, and I’m sure they will provide plenty of inspiration for your manicures!
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this stamping plate (retail price is $5.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!