Review of Harunouta L004 Plate

I’ve got a new favorite stamping plate brand, and it’s called Harunouta!  Based on the characters (and cherry blossoms) on the packaging, I’m guessing that it is a Japanese company.

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The slipcover for the rectangular plate is pretty and has social media links listed on the back.

The plate is the same size as the long plate series from Born Pretty Store and comes mounted on a piece of white plastic so that you can’t cut yourself on the metal edges of the plate.

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Plate L-004 is also covered with a thin blue plastic film that must be peeled off before usage.

The designs are super cute and relate to technology.  Gears, robots, conveyor belts, and circuit board patterns abound on the plate!  The best part is that the etching is perfect.  I had no problems picking up the designs with my stamper, especially because the images don’t use excessively fine details that can’t be engraved deeply.

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This plate is high tech!

What I love about the patterns is how large they are.  Even if you have long nails, you have plenty of areas to choose from so that you don’t ever have to stamp over the same area twice.  Especially with the gears, I was able to stamp from 4-5 different parts of the image before having to clean the plate with acetone, so it saved me time, nail polish remover, and cotton balls!

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A steampunk themed manicure I did quickly and easily with Harunouta plate L-004.

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A circuit board design created with the image from the bottom right corner of the plate.

The robots are cute and on the large side, so you would most likely have to stamp one complete robot across 2-3 nails unless your nails are super long.  The heads alone make for a fun, futuristic mani.

Overall, this plate is a wonderful purchase for anyone and well worth the money.  The quality is top notch for a stamping plate, and it’s a great pick for beginner and professional nail artists alike.  You will definitely enjoy using this product and creating tech savvy 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!

http://www.bornprettystore.com/126cm-rectangle-nail-stamp-template-robot-design-image-plate-harunouta-l004-p-30335.html

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Computer Geek Nails

I have to get my fingerprints taken for a job application, so I thought it would be cool to do computer circuit board nails.  I’ve been wanting to do this idea for years but never got around to it until now!

I went with yellow-green for the base color and decided to stamp with gold polish.  I added the last two polishes after literally sleeping on that idea.  More on that in a bit.

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Colors from left to right are Hot Fun In the Summer-Lime by OPI, Ya Qin An polish in Gold, Born Pretty Stamping Nail Polish #12, and What’s A Tire Jack from Sephora by OPI.

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I painted all my nails with the light green color first.

For the circuit board, I used the pattern from the bottom right hand side of plate L004 from Harunouta.

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Harunouta L004 plate.

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I stamped the pattern across my nails with gold polish.

I had done my nails super late at 3 am (night owls, can I get a holla?) so after getting some sleep, I decided that I needed an accent nail to break up the design.

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I removed the polish from my ring finger and painted the nail black instead.

Binary code is always appropriate when it comes to computer themed nail art.  I used the same pattern to make Matrix themed nails last year, but I finally have a good quality light green stamping polish to use with it!

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Hey look, another circuit board! Plate BM-415 from Bundle Monster.

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I finished up by stamping the pattern from the top of the plate onto my accent nail.

It was a cute and simple manicure that geeks like me can really adore.  Wish me luck now that I’m entering the system!  Happy polishing!