Review of BPL-030 Stamping Plate from Born Pretty Store

Are you a fan of lace?  Then you’re going to love plate BPL-030 from Born Pretty Store!

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Plate BPL-030 from Born Pretty Store comes in a cardboard envelope for protection and is sealed with blue film that must be removed prior to use.

As is standard with the large plates from Born Pretty Store, BPL-030 comes mounted on white plastic, so you won’t have to worry about injuring yourself on the metal edges of the plate.

At first glance, it looks like each of the 3 rows of images is a single continuous lace pattern, but there are 7 different designs if you look closely.

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The different pattern sections of plate BPL-030. The red lines were drawn in by me for clarity.

Regardless, these images are HUGE.  The middle row has the tallest images at 2 cm, probably to make up for the fact that there are 3 different patterns in that row.  The top row is only slightly less tall at 1.8 cm, and the bottom row is the shortest at 1.5 cm.  Even so, 1.5 cm should fit the width of most fingernails.  I have seen “full image” plates from competitors that are only 1.2 cm x 1.5 cm so don’t be fooled into thinking that the last row is unusable.  Don’t forget that the width of these images is insanely long.  The top row images are both 5.5 cm long, the middle row images are 3.7 cm, 3.9 cm, and 3.9 cm long, and the bottom row images are both 5.7 cm long.

The greatest advantage to having the big images is that they will easily accommodate long fingernails, particularly acrylics.  It is also safe to say that if these images are good for acrylics, then they would also be great for toenails.  The only issue is that you would need to get a stamper that is big enough to handle the size of the nail that you are trying to stamp.

What I also like about the oversize images is that you have the option of using the same image for each nail or varying the pattern across the manicure.  This makes the plate versatile.

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A sample of using the same image on each nail.

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A sample of varying the pattern across the manicure.

The etching is done so well that you really have to scrape the polish off to get a clean image, so this is the perfect plate for beginner stampers, although experienced stampers will love the ease of use, too!

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A Gothic inspired lace manicure using b.m.c. nail lacquer in noir black and Missy by Julep.

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Gold lace manicure using Konad Special Nail Polish in Gold and Cassandra by Julep.

I really consider this item a best buy in terms of design, versatility, and ease of use.  If you only own one stamping plate, this should be the one!

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 your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping.  Happy stamping!

http://www.bornprettystore.com/hollow-lace-nail-stamp-template-image-plate-born-pretty-l030-65cm-p-21816.html

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Gothic Inspired Lace Manicure

I guess all the advertising for Halloween has been getting to me, and it’s not even October!  Funny how the goth look is considered a costume and not just a style, but it was a good excuse to break out my lace pattern plate from Born Pretty Store.

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BPL-030 plate from Born Pretty Store.

I wanted to do a metal and lace juxtaposition, so I started by painting my nails with Missy by Julep.

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Shimmery silver goodness: Missy by Julep.

I used b.m.c. nail lacquer in noir black with the pattern from the 2nd row, right side of plate BPL-030 to stamp the flower part of the design on the top left section of each nail.

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Stamping with b.m.c. nail lacquer in noir black and plate BPL-030 from Born Pretty Store.

The fact that the lace looks almost like a spiderweb makes the mani Halloween appropriate.

All that was left to do was apply topcoat.  For extra bling, I placed a rhinestone in the center of each flower, adhering each jewel with Kiss Nail Art Glue.

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The finished Gothic lace look.

And that’s all you need to do in order to get a quick chic manicure!  Happy polishing!