Nail Art | Review: Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate

Hi Pretty Polishers! Today I’m super excited to bring you my first ever stamping nail art!!! I have seen stamping all over Instagram and blogs and YouTube of course. I’ve always loved the beautiful patterns that you can create with stamping and it seemed pretty easy so when Born Pretty Store approached me to review some products for them, naturally I wanted to try their stamping plates. This was my first time stamping and while I didn’t find it extremely difficult, I know I have to practice to get it right. Keep in mind, this was my FIRST time stamping so yes I know some parts of the nail are missing stamping, and I definitely need improvement. Overall it was pretty simple and fun 🙂

Stamping Nail Art | Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

This is the Classic Patterns Nail Art Stamping Plate BP-L006. It has the cutest designs like polka-dots, chevron (my FAVE), zebra, leopard, checkered, and so many others! It even has a super cute little mustache. I mustache you a question… Haha! So adorable 🙂

Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

You can purchase this stamping plate on the Born Pretty Store site for $5.99. I used the cool looking 3D squares on the end of the plate to make my design. Here is how I created it.

PRODUCTS NEEDED:

1. Two nail polishes that contrast each other in color. I used ‘Til The Record Stops by Color Club (this collection review will be up later this week) and Hazard by Sinful Colors.

'Til The Record Stops by Color Club and Hazard by Sinful Colors.

 

 

2. Your stamping plate of course, and a rubber stamper and scraper card. If you don’t have a scraper you can use an old ID or old credit card that you don’t use anymore. I purchased my stamper and scraper at Wal-Mart in a little set for $6.

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3. You’ll also need a paper towel and acetone/brush for clean up.

 

Now for the creation of your nail art! Here are the STEPS:

STEP 1 – Paint your nails with 2 coats of your base color. Apply a fast drying top coat and wait at least 15 minutes until completely dry.

'Til The Record Stops by Color Club

STEP 2 – Paint over the plate design you chose with a good layer of nail polish.

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STEP 3 – Use your scraper to remove excess nail polish and expose your design. Don’t scrape too hard because you will take it out of the imprinted design. Don’t scrape too soft because you will leave too much nail polish on the plate. It has to be right in the middle in order to work.

Stamping Nail Art | Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

STEP 4 – This is what is should look like. Most of the polish is scraped off but there is enough left over to fill inside the design.

 

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STEP 5 – Take your rubber stamper and here is a **trick** ~ Rub it on the abrasive side of a nail file. That will aid in grabbing the nail polish from the design onto the stamper.

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STEP 6 – Gently press your rubber stamper over the plate in a side sweep motion to get the design all over the stamper.

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STEP 7 – Then just take your stamper and quickly (before the polish dries) press onto your nail is a side sweep motion. Voila! It takes practice to get the stamping all on the nail and in the exact position you want. There is also reverse stamping where you let the polish dry then peel it off your rubber stamper and then apply it to your nail as a sort of sticker. Yagala is an expert and master guru stamper. Check out her page for tons of ideas! So all there is left to do is clean up. Take a small brush and dip it in acetone and clean the excess nail polish that may have gotten on your fingers.

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And that’s it! This was a fun experience for me and now I want to try all of the other designs on my plate! There is so much you can do with these designs and color combos… the list is endless. Hope you guys enjoyed this stamping tutorial! Have you tried stamping? Share any tips and tricks with me 🙂

Stamping Nail Art | Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Stamping Nail Art | Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review | Nailpolishpursuit.com

If you’re interested in buying this stamping plate or any plate from Born Pretty Store make sure to use a special promo code that BPS gave me for 10% off – PNGK31 Check out their site, they have tons of beautiful nail art stuff and at great prices! I really loved this stamping plate.

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Disclaimer* – Products were provided by BPS. All opinions are my own.

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