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!