Review of Born Pretty Store BP-35 Plate

I’m always confident about the quality of the stamping plates from Born Pretty Store, and this latest acquisition is no exception.

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BP-35 comes with a thin blue plastic film covering the plate to protect it from getting scratched during shipment. This layer must be removed prior to use.

It does take awhile for the products from Born Pretty to ship to the US.  I waited about 5 weeks after getting the notification that the item was shipped before I could enjoy using this plate.

The size is the standard circular one that you see from brands like Konad and Bundle Monster, so it will fit in any plate organizer that you might already have.  In case you don’t organize your plates like that, Born Pretty provides a protective cardboard sleeve for each plate so that it doesn’t get scratched.  I do wish that the pattern of the plate was printed on the sleeve, but you can stamp the images onto a sticker and make your own label if you are inclined to do so.

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The front and back of the packaging. Just for clarification, I photographed two sleeves next to each other, but BP-35 only comes with one.

As always, the etching on the plates is nice and deep so using them is a piece of cake.  You can get nice, crisp images every time if you have a good stamper.

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BP-35 from Born Pretty Store

The quarter panel of the paisley print is wonderful if you don’t like having the same pattern across all your nails.  The large design is also great for if you have long nails.

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The paisley print is an intricate pattern and stamps well. You can find the tutorial here.

The border patterns are also great for elevating a simple manicure into something more elegant.

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Stamping two nails (or even only one) is all it takes to give a single color manicure a wow factor.

Of course, the animals are cute, too.  It would have been nice to have a plate with images that complement each other, but it’s also cool that you can get several completely different manicures from one plate.  Try it out, and you’ll love it as much as I do!

Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)

If you are interested in purchasing this stamping plate (retail price is $2.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below.  Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping.  Happy polishing!

http://www.bornprettystore.com/lovely-animals-pattern-nail-stamp-template-image-plate-born-pretty-bp35-p-17918.html

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Elegant Blue Manicure

People always associate spring with pastel colors, but this beautiful blue really appealed to me, especially because it has been raining quite a bit over the last few days.  I drew my inspiration from my color palette for this manicure.

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Mood in blue. From left to right: Fathom by Formula X for Sephora, #19 from Ya Qin An, and Evolve by Divergent.

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I started by painting all my nails with Fathom.

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I added an iridescent sheen to the base color with a coat of Evolve.

I stamped on a pretty filigree border vertically on my index and ring fingers using a design from plate BP-35 from Born Pretty Store.

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I used the topmost design in the lower left hand quadrant of this plate.

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A very easy and simple manicure by itself, and yes, I intentionally did not stamp the border in the same place on both nails.

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I finished by gluing a few pearl rhinestones haphazardly to my other fingers with Kiss Nail Art Glue.

I think the look is very pretty and understated for the season.  I do hope we start getting warmer temperatures again soon, though!

Happy polishing!

Funky Paisley Nails

Like the look of mandalas but don’t feel like spending all that time coloring in all the details?  Try stamping over a gradient base when all else fails!

For the pattern, I used plate BP-35 from Born Pretty Store.

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BP-35 has quite a few random patterns on it, but the paisley quadrant on the lower right hand side is what I used for this manicure.

I felt like using a funky color combo for this, so I opted for black stamping over a gray and chartreuse gradient.

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From left to right: Frankly, I Don’t Give A-dam by Sephora by OPI, S’more Fun by China Glaze, and Konad Special Nail Polish in Black.

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I started by painting all my nails gray.

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On a silicone mat (a plastic bag will also suffice), I applied a generous line of gray and chartreuse polishes side by side as shown.

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Using a sponge, I layered on the polish from the mixture shown above this photo to form a gradient.

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I stamped the paisley pattern so that different portions of the image were on each nail.

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After adding some topcoat, the manicure is done!

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Pictured near some grass on 4/20.

The whole manicure took hardly any time to do, all things considered, so having the gradient underneath the stamping is a great way to jazz things up.

Happy polishing!