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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.
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.
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).
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. Overall, 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!