Review and Nail Art: Stamping Plate m100

Hi everyone!

Today I have some nail art for you done using a stamping plate which was sent to me from the Born Pretty Store for my unbiased review. It is plate m100, and here’s how it looks:Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store stamping plate m100I really like the images on this plate! For today’s look, I went with the floral pattern. I also loved the letters so much that I did a look with them which I’ll be showing you later this week. I can’t decide if the lower left pattern is more like a vertical tribal design or like a Christmas sweater… either way, I need to try that one soon too!

I was very happy with the quality of this plate. The images are well etched and I didn’t have any problem with transferring them to my nails. The floral image seemed perfect for creating colourful stamping decals. Painted Fingertips | floral stamping decals using plate m100

To create the decals, I picked up each image from the plate onto my stamper and allowed it to dry. I then used a small dotting tool to colour in the flowers using Tip Top Walking on Sunshine, Tip Top Synergy, Essence Absolutely Blue, Revlon Charlie Lady in Red, and Sinful Colors Endless Blue. Once this was dry, I added a thick coat of Essence Absolute Pure, a clear polish. I allowed this to dry fully and then carefully peeled the decal off the stamper. Painted Fingertips | floral stamping decals using plate m100On my nails, I started with a base of Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet for the green background. I cut out the decals to be a little larger than each nail. I then added a layer of top coat onto each nail (one at a time) and carefully stuck the decal on. Since it’s made from nail polish, it was easy to clean up any areas where the decals were too large using a brush dipped in nail polish remover. Painted Fingertips | floral stamping decals using plate m100What do you think? Stamping decals are a bit of extra effort to make, but they are really versatile and can create many beautiful looks.

I loved the stamping plate – if you decide to try it or anything else from the Born Pretty Store, remember to use the code KGG10 to get a 10% discount!

  • Annette

    I’m really glad your reviewing these born pretty plates I’ve always wondered what they were like. I love the flowers I might have to try them myself:)

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      All of the Born Pretty Store plates I’ve tried before have been pretty good. The first plates I got were Bundle Monster and I always struggled with some of the images on them, when I got the BPS ones I found them a lot better.

  • http://drydammit.wordpress.com drydammit

    Awesome decals! I have a Born Pretty stamping plate as well and I think it’s great, too.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • Mindy Glazer

    WOW! You did a GORGEOUS job!!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! I’m glad you like it 🙂

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona LightYourNails

    m100? I guess I missed the newer numbers LOL 🙂
    I love how you painted the decals, I still have to be comfortable creating them!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      I’m honestly not sure how the numbering works, that’s just the number on mine lol 🙂
      Thanks, I’ve only done decals a couple of times but the tutorials on Lucy’s Stash helped me a LOT.

  • http://tactlesstyler.wordpress.com Tyler Vivier

    Love this plate dont you think it has a christmas-y vibe? Also your decals are stunning

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! I do think the one image looks like a Christmas sweater (not that we wear sweaters at christmas here, lol)

      • http://tactlesstyler.wordpress.com Tyler Vivier

        Agreed oh how wish we could hehe

        • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

          No I like the warm Christmas! I get to wear my favourite dress and sit in the sun rather than freezing with 3 jerseys on 🙂

          • http://tactlesstyler.wordpress.com Tyler Vivier

            I too am a warm summer Xmas kind of gal. But I have had a white Xmas before. It was magical. I wouldn’t mind a white Xmas maybe once every 5 years lol.

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  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    SO pretty and I can’t wait to see the dotty design 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      🙂 I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with the dotty one but hopefully you’ll see it sooner or later 🙂