Craving some fruit? This square stamping plate from Born Pretty has you covered!
This square plate comes delivered in a cardboard sleeve that is printed with the series, instructions, and company contact information. A sticker with the item number and name of the plate seal the open edge to keep the plate from slipping out during shipment.
As with most stamping plates, a thin layer of plastic (this one is tinted blue) covers the surface to prevent it from getting scratched during shipment. You can remove this by picking at an edge with an orange stick and peeling it away.
Do note that because this plate is a square shape, the edges can be sharp, so it is not recommended that you grip the sides too hard while you are removing the film. At least the corners are rounded so you can’t stab yourself!
Today’s design was loosely inspired by a beautiful chrome polish from Born Pretty called No More Chrome. The color is a cross between champagne gold and platinum, but it stands out for its somewhat pearly metallic finish.
2-3 coats of No More Chrome were applied for this swatch.
This color begged to be paired with some bold graphic lines, so why not do something art deco?
The source for the pattern was an unlikely one. I used plate BP-L073 from Born Pretty and chose to feature the flower pattern from the center of the right half of the plate. The petals offered the look that I wanted to achieve.
Today I have a very interesting and useful tool to show you all. It is a dual ended rhinestone picker and brush pen to help with your nail art designs.
This tool is similar in size to an actual pen and combines two functions: the ability to pick up stones and glitters on one end and a brush on the other to either dust away excess powders or glitters from your nails or help push excess charms back into their container. The shape is easy to hold, and the white and clear hot pink plastic of the handle makes for an attractive addition to your nail art area.
I’ve always been a fan of stamping plates, so today’s review covers plate BP-151 from Born Pretty.
This plate is one of the circular ones reminiscent of the original series issued by Konad except this one has better packaging!
Front and back views of the packaging.
All stamping plates from Born Pretty come inside a cardboard sleeve to protect them from scratches while they are in storage. A sticker with the plate’s ID number seals the open edge to keep the plate from falling out during shipment. I still wish the outside of the package showed a picture or graphic of the plate it contained or perhaps had a clear window to see its contents. I tend to not store my plates in these holders because of this despite the level of protection that they provide.
Looking at the plate straight from the package, a thin layer of blue plastic film covers the surface, again to protect the plate from getting scratched during the production and shipment processes. This film must be removed before using the product.
It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through August already! I have no idea how time has been flying by. To be honest, I did these nails 2 weeks ago but am only just now starting to catch up with my blog.
In any case, I still haven’t been to the beach this summer because I’ve been so busy. The closest I can get to one is through some nail art.
I started by painting my nails with Born Pretty Thermal Gel in color BP-5730. I love thermal polishes for their natural gradient effect and also for their ability to entertain me in different temperature settings! This one looks like a pale periwinkle blue in warm temperatures and a deep royal blue in cold temperatures. It also has the perfect sprinkling of two different sized glitters in the formula which truly makes it look more special.
I applied and cured this polish for about 1 minute and repeated the process for a second coat.
My next step was to create a sandy beach line along the half moon area of my nails. Continue reading →