I’m a huge fan of the stamping plates from Born Pretty Store, but I did not have the pleasure of trying out their stamping polish until just recently. They carry a large variety of colors, but I decided to get their pale pink (#16) first because light colors don’t always stamp well. The results with this color would let me get a good feel for what to expect from this line.
Right off the bat upon arrival, I noticed that the polish formula was already starting to separate. Shipping took about 2-3 weeks to get this from Singapore to the US, so either the bottle was sitting in the warehouse for an even longer period of time, or the nail polish is prone to separation.
Stamping polish is more viscous than regular nail polish, so it was hard to get the formula to blend into an even consistency. The website link for the item even directs you to shake the bottle very well prior to using it. I found that vigorous shaking isn’t very effective because there are no steel beads in the bottle to agitate the formula. However, Born Pretty Store also happens to sell mixing beads, so adding one or two to the bottle helps a ton to get the nail polish one uniform color again quickly.
The bottle holds 15 mL of nail polish, which is the same amount you get from brands like OPI and Zoya. You will be able to get plenty of manicures out of this bad boy!
As mentioned previously, the polish formula is pretty thick.
One coat of polish over a nail proves to be very opaque. This polish wasn’t meant to be used as a base color, but you could use it in a pinch for a one step manicure.
The ease of use of this nail polish really shines with stamping.
The nail polish transfers smoothly from the plate to the stamper and then onto the nail. You can see that even though it is a light color, the pink shows up beautifully over both light and dark colored backgrounds. I have used other stamping polishes that will hardly show up over a light background and will look very faint over a dark background, but Born Pretty Store’s version has a consistent solid look to it across the board.
The lines are clean, and the color is even across large areas.
I’m very impressed with the results of this nail polish, and I can’t wait to try out some more colors from this line! Stamping with this was a pleasure, and I highly recommend it, although I would purchase some mixing balls to put inside the bottle to keep the polish from separating too much while in storage.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this nail polish (retail price is $5.42 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!