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I have a review of another Born Pretty Store stamping plate – plate BP-113 – to share with you today. Here is an image of the plate taken from the Born Pretty Store website: I’ve become quite partial to the larger rectangular plates, but I liked the geometric images on this one so much that I decided to give it a try. I have two different looks to share with you using this plate today, so be sure to check out the full post! (more…)
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I’ve just received another Born Pretty Store review package in the mail and you know what that means, lots of review posts coming up! I got mostly stamping goodies this time, and I am really excited to show you some ideas with the new stamping plates!
First up, I have the most amazing unicorn stamping plate! As soon as I saw plate 春の歌-L045 on the BPS site, I knew I had to try it out. Here’s the promotional image of the plate: (more…)
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Today I have another Born Pretty Store stamping plate review to share with you. As usual, I have done 2 different looks to show you what this plate can do. A schematic of the plate is shown below:
Image from bornprettystore.com
As you can see, this plate consists of two halves with continuous patterns, so you can choose any part of the pattern to stamp with or use different parts for each nail. I have done one look using each half. This is plate BP-L002.
You probably guessed that something special was happening from the title of this post, and here it is: this is my 500th post on Painted Fingertips! When I first realised I was nearing 500 posts, at first I was amazed that I had done so many, and then, honestly, shocked that it was so few. Haven’t I done seventy million nail posts by now? I mean, it must be at least 3000. According to my stats, though, it’s a mere 500 – and I suppose that really is a lot. I’ve certainly done more nail looks than that since some posts have more than just one look – I usually try to share 2 looks when reviewing a stamping plate or polish, for example.
I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 500th post and I was contemplating what I could do when I remembered one long-untouched folder amongst all of my nail photos. A folder of looks I had deemed ‘not good enough’ for the blog, and yet never deleted. I looked through them and decided I could at least give all of you a laugh! I have two aims in sharing these – one, so you can shake your head and giggle as you see my dreadful nail fails; and two – for any readers who have not yet tried their own nail art, or who have but aren’t sure about trying it again, because you see pictures of nail art and think ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I just don’t have their talent!’ – this post is for you. I want you to see how far I have come and know that you can, too.
A final note before we get started – I was really very proud of several of these looks at the time that I did them. Some were done before I started my blog, but I photographed them because I had the idea of a blog in the back of my mind. Some were done later and it was only after I photographed them and found myself comparing my pictures to others I saw online that I decided they weren’t good enough to post. Still others were done after I’d been blogging a while and I just had an off day. My point here is that if you do a nail art look that’s imperfect, but you still feel proud of it – that’s fantastic! You should feel proud of it. I know that I was brimming with pride over some of my earliest nail art that looked dreadful in comparison with the gorgeous, finished pictures I was seeing on some of my favourite blogs. That’s how this love for nail art was born!
Enough waffling! Without further ado, here are 10 of my biggest nail flops presented from oldest to newest.
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Today I have a review of a Born Pretty Store stamping plate to share with you. Today I’m trying out plate BP-73. I picked this plate because I have really been craving florals lately and the plate is all about roses! I love the images and I couldn’t wait to try them. First I tried the roses with some sexy red:
I’m sure some of the other ladies taking part in today’s prompt have come up with amazing nails! I can’t wait to go and take a look – their links are at the bottom of this post if you can’t either!
The nails I am sharing with you today are actually what I wore for Halloween. It was my first Halloween in the US and I wanted to dress up but didn’t have anything to make a costume from. I did have my basic makeup collection though, so I decided to go as a Pop Art Cartoon girl, and with nails to match! I’ve also included a picture of my makeup from the night, so stay with me 🙂(more…)
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I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you today. To start with I am going to show you the nails I created with them, because I am SO proud of them and they show you how amazing this plate is, too! (more…)
I had some trouble deciding what to do for today’s prompt. I’ve done rainbow gradients before, so I wanted to try something different. The first idea I had didn’t work out at all but I am actually glad because I love the result of my next idea:(more…)
We’ve reached the third week of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails and things are really starting to get tough. I am still completely stuck on a few of this weeks prompts, and I’m running out of time! That is half the fun of doing a challenge like this though – it gives you the opportunity to think of some new nail art ideas and maybe try some new techniques. That’s exactly what I’ve done today – I tried making stamping decals for the first time! I’ve seen so many beautiful stamping decals lately that I knew I had to try it for myself. (more…)