Review: BPS Stamping Plate BP-L 003

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Hi everyone!

Today I have another Born Pretty Store review for you. I am trying out stamping plate BP L-003. Firstly, let’s take a look at the plate:Painted Fingertips | Stamping Plate BP-L003I had already used the plate before I snapped this picture, so the polish remnants on it is totally me! It arrived shiny and clean and covered with the blue plastic that comes on most stamping plates these days. This is the first time I’m trying one of these newer rectangular BPS plates, in the past I’ve only tried their smaller round plates. It comes on a pink plastic backing. I really liked the size of these images, which for me personally were just large enough to stamp my thumbnail. Not to mention the images themselves are gorgeous! Painted Fingertips | Stamping Plate BP-L003For size comparison, here it is next to one of the old, traditional Bundle Monster plates. As you can see the images are quite a bit bigger. I decided to stamp each image onto a piece of paper to show you. Painted Fingertips | Stamping Plate BP-L003Most of the images transferred really well. This was my first attempt at stamping all of them and I’m not great at stamping so to me, this looks good. The only one I’m unsure about is the top middle one – I struggle with fine lines so I might have difficulty getting that one to work. The second-from-the-left middle one I have actually already used in another nail art, and I got it to stamp fine there. All of the images feel like they’re well-etched, too. Painted Fingertips | Autumn leaves stampingHere’s what I did with it! One of the images from the top row reminded me of leaves. Since we’ve just about passed the end of autumn here, I’ve been seeing lots of beautiful autumn leaves the past couple of months, I decided to go with an autumn colour scheme. I started off with a gradient using Essence L.O.L, Sally Hansen Lava, and Essence Mister Rusty. Painted Fingertips | Autumn leaves stampingOver the gradient, I stamped using plate BP-L 003 and Essence The Green and the Grunge. Michelle from Ordinary Misfit put me onto this green to stamp with, and it works amazingly! Painted Fingertips | Autumn leaves stampingStamping is not my strong point when it comes to nail art, so when I stamp something and it comes out looking this great, you know the plate was doing something right! I didn’t redo a single nail. This plate is etched perfectly. Painted Fingertips | Autumn leaves stampingI’ve already used the plate again to create some stamping decals, so you’ll be seeing those very soon. If you love this plate as much as I do, you can get it here, and don’t forget you can use the code KGG10 for 10% off on any purchase from the Born Pretty Store.


  • Katherine

    Gorgeous! This turned out really great, and that plate has some interesting designs!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Yeah, I can’t wait to play with the rest of the plate 🙂

  • Jessica W

    This is a really pretty manicure – the stamping turned out great and I love that gradient underneath. 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Fixin To Faff

    Absolutely beautiful gradient for the leaves stamping. I’m glad you’ve had good results and hope it inspires you to keep practicing with the stamping!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Yes it’s great when I do occasionally manage a good stamp 🙂

  • Deborah – Love Varnish

    That’s a gorgeous nail look! I have the same plate and it has some great designs.

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Oh I know! I saw the decals you made the other day and loved them. I even tried to do something similar freehand and it was a flop. Only the next day did I remember I still had a plate to review and I saw it was the same one! Silly me!

  • Cheyenne

    Love the mani you did with this plate. Reminds me of fall, my favorite season 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Haha, that was the idea 🙂

  • Shelby Lou Nails

    BPS plates have been blowing my mind, I love this one.
    Your mani is so fantastically fall!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I know, their newer plates are great!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    Squee! I love the gradient you did. The color combination is awesome with the stamping. Awesome!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Polish Those Nails

    Gahh, this manicure is so pretty!! I can’t wait to see how you use the rest of this plate, because the designs look awesome.

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Yes it is such a great plate!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    So pretty! Loving the gradient and the green stamping stands out!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Roselynn787

    So beautiful. Perfect color combination, reminds me of the fall!

    • Painted Fingertips


  • Simona @LightYourNails!

    I’ve got this plate myself and I absolutely love the patterns in there! Your mani is great, gradient, colours and stamping! Good to know that green Essence works for stamping btw!

    • Painted Fingertips

      It is a great plate! And yes that Essence is a great find as a stamping polish!

  • Jenny Gilmore

    Oooh I love this plate! My eye immediately went to that leafy design when I saw the plate and I love the way you used it!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! The designs on here are amazing 🙂

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  • vonimoller

    This came out awesome and the colours work like a bomb together

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