The Born Pretty Store sent me a lovely patterned stamping plate for review, and I have it today to show you. It’s a great plate with a lot of versatility in the designs. I know that it may seem a little early, but this would also be a great plate to use for a Valentine’s Day look. I really like the designs on this plate, and I think that you will too. There are five different large patterns on the plate, plus a design that says Love, and two sizes of diamond gem designs.
The proper name for the plate is the “Nail Art Stamp Image Plate Diamond Wave Rhombus Pattern” and you can just click the link to be taken to the product page. The large designs are: a medium sized diamond weave, a fine wavy line pattern, Houndstooth, a sort of pop-art circle and star pattern, and a scrolling damask-like pattern. There is a small diamond gem design, and a larger diamond with bling lines coming off of it. You also get the word Love stacked in a street art style. There are so many options with this plate. You can achieve a very sophisticated look with the damask and Houndstooth patterns, especially with subtle polish shades. At the same time, you can create a fun and funky look with the other designs.
I stamped most of the patterns on my nails. The ones that I didn’t get to were the Houndstooth and diamond weave patterns. Though they aren’t pictured, I did use the diamond gems on my thumbs and they look adorable. The plate is etched evenly, and I think that most of the designs stamp pretty easily. The exceptions are the damask pattern and the circle pattern. Please keep in mind that I was not using stamping polish. I used e.l.f. Pot of Gold for my designs, so a proper stamping polish would give me crisper lines. That being said, the damask pattern has such thin lines that you have to work quickly to keep it from skipping. I was messing around with placement a little too long, and the result was that part of the image did not transfer. I chose not to re-stamp the nail because I wanted to make note that you have to be careful with that pattern. The other tricky pattern is the circles. The design is so intricate that you have to be careful not to press down too hard or the pattern will smoosh out and lose its detail. This is not to say that the plate is bad or not etched properly. This was my first time using the plate, and now I know to be careful with those two patterns. I am sure future stamping with this plate will come out perfectly just like the remaining designs did, but it is worth noting that you do have to be a little more careful with those two patterns. Otherwise the images were clear and I think the plate is great.
For this look, I used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish in Dig Fig for the base coat (more on that in a later review). Like I said earlier, I used e.l.f. Pot of Gold for the stamping. I wanted an ultra-thin black tip, so I drew them on with Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black. Other ways to use this stamping plate would be to use the wave pattern and blue polish or an ocean inspired look. You could do something really fun with a different neon shade on each nail and then the circle pattern stamped over them in white. You can do a classic black and white Houndstooth pattern. Honestly, there are so many options, this is a great plate to let your imagination run wild.
The Nail Stamp Plate Diamond Wave Rhombus Pattern is priced at $2.99 on the BPS website. Their prices are very reasonable, and worldwide shipping is free. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, the Born Pretty Store is located in China, so shipping will take a while. It is normal for orders to take 2-4 weeks to ship to the US, and in my experience, I have gotten most of my orders wthin 2-3weeks. You should still plan ahead if you are ordering something time sensitive like holiday items and order them early. Orders ship within 24 hours. Check out the BPS website bornprettstore.com, or their facebook page for more details. For 10% off any regular priced items from the website, use coupon code BBBK31. I liked this plate a lot, and plan to use it again soon.
FTC Disclosure: The product reviewed in this post was provided to me for free by Born Pretty Store for consideration. This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest. No other type of compensation was accepted.