Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Born Pretty Store Stamp & Glitter Review and Nail Art

Born Pretty Store is an amazing nail art resource and one of my favorite online shops, so I'm really excited to be able to review some of their products for you today. I couldn't remotely fit everything into one post, so expect to see another Born Pretty review post from me soon!

Now that I have my stamping mojo well in hand, I was especially interested to review some of Born Pretty Store's stamping plates. You can never have too many good sources for plates, right? BPS has also started offering plates with larger, full-nail images, which is very exciting for those of us with longer/wider nails.

And since Born Pretty Store is the place to go for all kinds of nail art supplies, I wanted to highlight that in my review by adding another element to what would otherwise be a typical stamping manicure.

The stamps on my index and ring finger here come from the L003 plate, which, just to offer some perspective, is very comparable in format and image size to MoYou London's stamping plates: the images on this plate measure 1.6 cm x 2.2 cm, while MoYou's images are 1.5 cm x 2 cm.

This plate is fantastic quality: as you can see, the images transfered super clean and stamped for me without any issues. The designs on this particular plate are all pretty classic nail stamping patterns—I've seen similar designs here and there on other plates—but having all of these together on one plate is really nice. And there are no duds here: I would happily wear all of these!

Finally, you can't beat the price on these plates: $5.99 USD for a high-quality plate with this many large images is a great deal.

The triangle glitters on my other fingers are 3 mm matte black glitters that you can order in small pots of individual colors. For just a couple dollars you get more pieces than I think any one person could ever use:

As you can see in the photo, some of the pieces are stuck together in long clumps, but it was no problem for me to pull them apart with tweezers.

Like most glitter, you could probably adhere these to your nail just fine using only top coat. Since my nails are so curved, I opted to use a small dot of nail glue under these instead—I was concerned that the sharp corners of the triangles might stick up a little and snag on things or pull the glitters off entirely. The glue worked great: I wore this manicure for several days with no triangle casualties.

The polish I used for my base color is one that was already in my collection: Dance Legend Moorland. It looks lavender on its own, but all the black accents really pulled out the grey in these photos.

Overall, I'm thrilled with both the stamping plates and new glitter options Born Pretty Store is offering. Their products are always a great value, and with their cheap (or even free!) shipping, I feel like I would be hard pressed to find a better deal anywhere. The shipping does take some time if you live in the US, so that's something to keep in mind, but for me, the wait is worth it.

My blog also has its very own Born Pretty Store coupon code now, which you can find in the right-hand column next to this post—if you place an order, use the code SUZG10 to receive 10% off!

Disclosure: Some of the products in this post were provided by Born Pretty Store for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


  1. I have to buy this plate, I love each pattern on it. Your manicure is absolute perfection!

    1. Thank you! You'll love the plate... it's fantastic! :)

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  3. Lovely manicure. I love the patterns on the plate as well. (even more so now that I know how they work :) ).


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