Review: Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

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Hi everyone!

You may remember that about 2 months ago, I reviewed a clear stamper from Born Pretty Store. Here I am with yet another clear stamper from them. The difference is that while the stamper I showed you previously had a clear head, the holder was frosted. This stamper has a completely clear holder as well. This is fantastic because with the first clear stamper I had to change the way I stamped in order to be able to see where I was placing the image; with this one, I can stamp as I normally do and still be able to see the image as I stamp. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

Another thing that’s great about this stamper is that it comes with a little plastic cap, which keeps the head protected. I try not to let my stampers get damaged by keeping them all in a little bag but that bag does get thrown into my nail supplies drawer along with everything else so the cap is definitely convenient; it also keeps the head clean. Painted Fingertips | Double stamped stripes and roses

On to the nail art I did with it! In my post about my first clear stamper, I showed two ways it could be used which are certainly both valid for this one as well. This time, I’ve only done one look with the stamper, but I decided to show both how you can line up a single image which needs a certain alignment (the stripes) and how you can use many small images with it (the roses). To get this look, I started with a base of Elevation Walk a Little Farther and then stamped first the stripes using Zoya Song and plate BP-L027, also from Born Pretty Store, which I recently reviewed here. I then stamped the roses using Essence Stamp Me! Black and Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish #11 (recently reviewed here) with plate BP-73 (reviewed here). Painted Fingertips | Double stamped stripes and roses

I did feel like the stamper might be a little more fussy than others I have when it comes to picking up polishes. You can see the stripes didn’t come out perfect, but then again I do find that type of thing difficult to stamp in general. I also tried a red polish instead of the pink at first and couldn’t get it to transfer. I don’t think it’s a major problem since I was able to get the stamper working with other polishes with no problem; but it could just be a bit picky. It’s also worth noting that I did wash the stamper head using dish soap before using it. I didn’t bother testing before washing it; I just washed it as I know this has helped my stampers to pick up polishes better in the past. Painted Fingertips | Double stamped stripes and rosesOverall, I’m very happy with the stamper and I love that it lets me see my nail from any angle so I can stamp more naturally with it. As for the nail art, I wasn’t totally sure about it at first but it really grew on me during the day I wore it!

If you’d like to purchase this stamper, you can do so here. It is currently priced at $3.59. Don’t forget you can always use the code KGG10 for 10% off on any Born Pretty Store orders.

Are you loving clear stampers as much as I am? They make a nail art look like this one so much easier!

  • Annette H

    Oo timely I was just thinking I really should get a clear stamper. Did you prime the head at all?

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I didn’t and I think priming it would be a last resort because you would probably make it a little cloudy. I just washed it really well with dish soap. As I said though, it was just a tad fussier than other stampers I have – you could probably fix that with priming, but then it’s not as crystal clear.

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Ok, come over here and help me use this! I am such a failure with stamping and I want to love it. I know it’s more user error than anything

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, I wish I could because that would mean I could play with your glorious polish collection!
      Stamping is something I struggled with for the longest time. There are a lot of things you have to get right – good plates, good polish, etc. Two smaller things that made a BIG difference for me personally are that I learned it makes a huge difference to wash the stamper head thoroughly with dish soap; and I found that I was pushing the stamper too hard onto the plate when trying to pick up the polish. I thought if I pushed it down it’d pick up better but in fact the opposite happened. Now I roll it across the image as lightly as I can.

  • Cheyenne

    I need to check this stamper out! Great post

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Laura-Louise Knowles

    I really like this mani. You mentioned that the lines didn’t stamp perfectly but I like the rustic effect it has created. So pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, totally looks like I meant to do it that way 😛

  • http://teaandnailpolish.com Tea & Nail Polish

    I recently bought this one and find it to be really fussy too. It will pick up the first time then the same stamp/polish won’t work the next etc too

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Hmm, well with this mani once I had a polish that worked it kept working, but I haven’t used the stamper again yet so I’m not sure. I do know that I had that happen with another stamper before though and I just washed it again with dish soap and it worked again. If that’s happening in the space of a single manicure though then yeah, that’s obviously not cool.

  • Queen of Nails 83

    I have original CJS with the purple holder, but I’m looking to make the change to clear. Thanks for the code!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I love that you can see through from all angles with this one and don’t have to awkwardly look down the barrel 😛

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    I have a clear stamper from Moyo, and its a bit tricky to get it to pick up…but it might be user error.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      That’s also what I always think when I have trouble stamping, because seriously, stamping is hard. But do the wash in dish soap trick if you haven’t already.

  • Naked Without Polish

    I’m loving this mani!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    I’m not big into stamping (aka I don’t ever do it haha) but I think I might order this one the next time I order from Born Pretty. You really can’t beat the fact that it’s less than $4 and that it works decently. The manicure you did is beautiful too!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      It is a little more fussy than some others but it’s so great to see through it, and yeah, for that price it’s not a big deal to give it a go.

  • Lothwen Akira

    Thank you for this review, I was wondering about this stamper! Also, I find my current clear stamper works best with BPS stamping polishes, it gets fuzzy indeed when it comes to other polishes…

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Hmm, well most of my stamping polishes are BPS ones… although it did work fine with the black I used which is an Essence stamping polish. But yeah the one I struggled with wasn’t a stamping polish although I’ve stamped with it before.

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

    I seriously love this look!!! I’ve finally received two different clear stampers last week and I have yet to get used to them since they are a little different consistency than I am used to (firmer). I hope I can do something like this manicure when I am finally getting them to work!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Ooh I hope you get them figured out, can’t wait to see what you do!

  • Ann

    I’ve seriously been debating on getting this stamper!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Let me know what you think if you do!