Sunday, 26 February 2017

Review: Dual XL clear stamper, stamping plates, and cuticle guard from Born Pretty Store

Disclaimer: All of these items were sent to me by Born Pretty Store for my honest review.
I have a few different items from Born Pretty Store to share with you today - a large two-in-one clear stamper, two stamping plates, and a latex cuticle guard. Have a look at the full post for more details, my thoughts, three nail art designs, as well as a new video tutorial!

I'll start with the video since it features three of the four items - the stamper, cuticle guard, and one of the stamping plates (BP-L052).


The stamper comes with two transparent heads, and a detachable lid and bottom. The larger, flatter-shaped head is squishier and conforms very well to curved nails, but it does have a slight magnifying effect when you look through it, which can make accurate placement a little bit tricky. On the other hand, the slightly smaller, dome-shaped one does not magnify, but it's less squishy, and it also doesn't fit snugly in the main handle. It fits in the detachable bottom section, but this is unfortunately filled with rhinestones so you can't see through it. But this is still easily my new favourite stamper, both stamper heads pick up patterns extremely well, and the extra-large size is perfect for longer nails.

As for the cuticle guard, this one is a little different from most other latex-based guards out there because it contains no ammonia. This makes it odourless, both in the bottle and when left to dry on the skin. I found that it dries pretty quickly, in just a couple of minutes, and as you can see in the video it peels off easily and in one piece. So this is definitely great if you can't stand the smell of ammonia! (Also, here's the ingredient list, which is not on the website but is printed on the back of the box: Water, Natural rubber latex, Colors, Acrylates copolymer, polyacrilic acid, propylene glycol, silica, phenoxyethanol.)

Both of the stamping plates (BP-L052, BP-118) I received have well-etched patterns, and I had no trouble picking up any of the images. The images on the larger plate are ideal for reverse stamping - the colour combinations you could use for each pattern are endless.

For this pastel floral design I used Cirque Colors 'Fast Fashion', 'Jane on Jane St', and 'Central Park After Dark'; the black stamping polish is Painted Polish by Lexi 'Midnight Mischief'.

Floral nail art with Born Pretty Store stamping plate | polilish

Floral nail art with Born Pretty Store stamping plate | polilish



The blue-grey with gold shimmer is ILNP 'The Boulevard', and the gold stamping polish is Colour Alike 'Golden Queen'.

Floral geometric nail art with Born Pretty Store stamping plate | polilish

Floral geometric nail art with Born Pretty Store stamping plate | polilish

Lastly for this design using the BP-118 stamping plate, I used Cirque Colors 'Bond St' and Colour Alike 'Ice Coffee'.

Floral nail art with Born Pretty Store stamping plate | polilish

Floral geometric nail art with Born Pretty Store stamping plate | polilish

I hope this review was helpful and that you liked my designs! Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you do shop at Born Pretty Store, don't forget that you can use my code 'LILIW10' to get 10% off regular-priced items.


2 comments :

  1. Gorgeous manis! I really love the soft look of the first mani with the pink flowers. So delicate and feminine!

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    1. Thank you Rachelle! I was really pleased with that one too, glad you like it!

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