Review: Born Pretty Store Clear Jelly Stamper

Painted Fingertips | Multicoloured floral stamping

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Hi everyone!

Today I have another review to share with you and it’s of a product that has completely transformed nail stamping over the past few months. You might have seen some version of this stamper before, and if not, be prepared to be amazed. This is the Clear Jelly Stamper from Born Pretty Store although there are now various places where clear stampers are available. This is the first clear stamper I’ve tried and I love it! I also have TWO looks with this stamper so be sure to click through to the full post on this one! Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

As you can see in the image above, I decided to go with the frosted clear holder, so that the colour of the holder wouldn’t be distracting. There are also pink and purple holder versions available and I see that they now have a version with a completely clear holder available, though the holder looks a bit different in that case. On the top right you see an image I have picked up – as you see it has picked up really well – and on the lower right you see the image when looking down the barrel of the holder. The stamper head is not just a little transparent – it’s completely transparent. You don’t have to battle to see where the image is at all. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

Here you can see how it looks when I stamp down onto a nail. Excuse how awkward my hand looks – it’s difficult to do with one hand while taking a picture with the other! As you can imagine, this opens up a world of possibilities. Stamping images that need to be lined up to look good become a possibility, and so does using multiple stamps in a picture! I know some people can manage these things with a traditional opaque stamper, but I just can’t. Painted Fingertips | Multicoloured floral stamping

The first thing that I decided to try was using a small, single flower image of the type that I would usually avoid. I usually stick to full-nail images where I don’t need to worry about positioning too much. This image came from plate BP-L 029, which consists of some full-nail images, several of which I have already used, and a row of smaller images which were going unloved. Painted Fingertips | Multicoloured floral stamping

I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow me White and added some fun holo glitter with Tip Top Galaxy. I then stamped each flower individually, using Revolution Mustang and Chevrolet, and a blue and a teal stamping polish from Born Pretty Store (which I reviewed here).Painted Fingertips | Multicoloured floral stamping

I loved this look and the stamper was perfect to help me position the flowers where I wanted them! There’s no way I would have pulled this off without it. I really loved that this let me combine different stamping polishes and I think the possibilities are endless. Of course, I had to show you a second use of this stamper as well: Painted Fingertips | Halfmoon stamping

Siobhan from For the Love of Nail Art recently created a half-moon look with her clear stamper. I’ve never been that into half-moons and it wasn’t something I would have thought of, but I loved that this was a possibility so I decided to try something similar. I used an image from Born Pretty Store plate BP-L 008, which happens to be one of my favourite stamping plates. As with the first manicure, it includes some smaller images at the bottom that I thought I’d never use. The tiny flowers come from the same plate. Painted Fingertips | Halfmoon stamping

I started with a base of the gorgeous Elevation Stars of the Altai, and stamped using Tip Top Armourplate. I wasn’t in love with the outcome of this one, but I know that’s partially just because I don’t usually love half-moon designs and it might be right up someone else’s alley. Either way, the clear stamper made lining it up easy!Painted Fingertips | Halfmoon stamping

Let me know what you think! Have you tried a clear stamper yet – and did it revolutionise stamping for you, too?

If you’d like to try this one, it’s available here and at the moment costs just $2.99.

  • Manases Andrea

    Your flower power mani is so cute 🙂 Indeed a fantastic product!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! It’s so great.

  • Tea & Nail Polish

    I just ordered the larger marshmallow clear one from Born Pretty to try out the other day. My issue with jelly stampers is some just do not pick up images well

    • Painted Fingertips

      This is my first clear stamper and I didn’t have any trouble. I may have forgotten to mention in the post but I did wash it with dish soap before using it, and I made sure not to press it too hard on the plate but it worked perfectly.

  • Naked Without Polish

    Those clear stampers look awesome! If I stamped, I’d be all over them.

    • Painted Fingertips

      It’s a total gamechanger!

  • Nichole C

    I really, really, really need a clear stamper.

    • Painted Fingertips

      You really do! It’s inexpensive and a total gamechanger. I’ve seen some really awesome nail art done with them!

  • Simona @LightYourNails!

    I need a clear stamper, too. I purchased one together with a friend but I haven’t meet her in ages and I think I could get one more and get it sooner than meeting her!
    Anyhow, is this stamper firm? Squishy? Did you find it tacky?

    • Painted Fingertips

      I hope you get yours soon!
      It’s a bit squishy, but not marshmallow squishy. It’s comparable to another squishy stamper I have (also from BPS). Soft enough to push straight down onto your nail. It’s not tacky at all – In texture it’s exactly the same as my go-to squishy stamper, it’s just transparent as well!

      • Simona @LightYourNails!

        Thanks for the input! I do have two stampers (not clear) from Bornpretty but they are both very tacky and I always go for another one which is not. I might give this one a go then!

  • Ann

    I so need to get this!

    • Painted Fingertips

      You really do!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Whoa such beautiful manicures! And I agree, the clear stamper is now something I cannot live without ever again anymore. Although I want the one you have, mine still has an opaque holder. So I’m going to order yours! 😀

    • Painted Fingertips

      Yeah I find myself using it constantly. I’m still getting a bit used to the best way to look through it but I love it!

  • vonimoller

    I really like the half moons. They remind me of crowns!
    The flowers are my favourite though. They’re like funky 70s combi van love!!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks V!

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