Review: Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-X08

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Hi everyone!

Today I have another Born Pretty Store stamping plate review to share with you. Last week I shared my disappointing experience with the first of their new square stamping plates. Having tried that one first, I wasn’t overly excited about trying this one and for my first look, I just did a rushed stamping job over their Chameleon Polish 221, which I also reviewed last week. Here’s a look at the plate (image from Born Pretty Store):
BORN PRETTY 6*6cm Square Nail Art Stamp Template Kissing Design Butterfly Image Plate BP-X08

I soon changed my mind when I realised things were going much better with plate BP-X08. If I hadn’t been in such a hurry, I could have also avoided the smearing you see here. I decided to stamp a different image on each nail to show you as many as possible.

Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store stamping - plate BP-X08

There are pros and cons to this plate. On the good side, I think the stylised woman on my middle finger looks really cool, and I love the text on my ring finger – I think that would look great as a full mani in a variety of colour combination possibilities. On the not-so-good side, I couldn’t get the image on my thumb to fully pick up because of the large area. However, that’s a known issue with this sort of image with a large area and it doesn’t necessarily speak to the quality of the plate – I would probably have to practice different angles or ways of scraping to avoid that. You will also need to be careful when trying to use the individual images – as you see on my pinkie, you can easily end up with bits of multiple images (I did that on purpose to illustrate it, though. You can the the image you want, but it might take a little more effort). Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store stamping - plate BP-X08

My first impression of this plate was MUCH better than the first one I tried. And that’s despite the messiness of this manicure – I know that’s because I was in a hurry, and not because of the plate; as opposed to trying and trying to get a decent stamp and the plate just not cooperating. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store stamping - plate BP-X08

How stylish would the outlined woman look as an accent nail? She really reminds me of Jessica Rabbit! Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store stamping - plate BP-X08

For my second look, I decided to use the butterflies. There are two different types of butterfly, although I mostly stuck to one kind which I thought was prettier. You can see the other one a little on my thumb and ring finger.

Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store stamping - plate BP-X08

I wanted to stamp multicoloured butterflies, but my darker stamping polishes weren’t showing up well enough against the dark base polish (which is one I made myself!). I stamped with Born Pretty Store stamping polish #9 on 3 fingers but still wanted to go multicoloured. Eventually, I stamped with white on my thumb and middle finger then stamped again over that with Born Pretty Store stamping polish #11 (pink) and #18 (turquoise). Clearly, my double stamping is far from perfect, but at least I could get it close with the aid of my clear stamper. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store stamping - plate BP-X08

I don’t feel like this was my finest moment, but it is a fun manicure and I was pretty happy with the plate. I was proud of my beginner nail polish, too!

If you’d like to purchase this plate, you can do so here. Remember to use the code KGG10 for 10% off on your purchase!

  • Annette H

    Wow massive difference! I so love chameleon 221! Drooooool

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yes!!! I was kind of expecting it to be really sheer and not all that multi-chromey so it was a VERY pleasant surprise!
      I have one more of the square plates and so far it looks like it might be the best of the lot. So, I just tried the dud first!

      • Annette H

        Yeah I dig born pretty they are affordable and slowly improving in quality

        • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

          Their average quality is MUCH better than it was a couple of years ago, in my experience at least!

  • Naked Without Polish

    I really like the double stamping with the butterflies!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Cheyenne

    Great and informative post! Glad you had a better experience this time around 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks – me too, it’s a pretty plate.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks – me too, it’s a pretty plate.

  • Queen of Nails 83

    Love everything about this plate, I see some very pretty manicures in the future from this plate.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      For sure!

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

    The stamping looks great here! I really love the polish that you created though, it’s so pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I’m definitely getting sucked down the rabbit hole of hobby making 😉

  • http://www.polishedpathology.com PolishedPath

    The double stamping is awesome! Sometimes the more intricate words require finagling to get them to stamp well. It can be frustrating!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      It wasn’t the intricate part I had trouble with this time though, it was the really large area. I think I have to change the way I scrape for those.

  • Laura-Louise Knowles

    That Butterfly mani is fab! I never think to try double stamping but this really does look so effective

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I haven’t tried it much, think I need more practice!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    I’m glad to hear this plate worked out better for you. 🙂 I really like the designs on it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Ann

    You have some amazing nail art skills!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Aww thanks Ann!