The Born Pretty Store sent me a lovely little Christmas themed stamping plate for review, and I have it today to show you. I know that it may seem a little early, but I wanted to get this review of the Christmas Santa Design Nail Art Stamp Template up so that you have the chance to order it in time to use it before Christmas. I really like the designs on this plate, and I think that you will too. The best part is that the designs are great, not just for Christmas, but the whole winter season as well. Keep reading to see what I mean.
The first thing that jumps out at you when you look at this plate might be the Santa, or possibly the stockings or candy cane. There are definitely several Christmas designs on the plate. To get this look, I used Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Color in I Red a Good Book for the base color, then stamped with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and BPS black stamping polish. My accent nail is China Glaze Ultamate Holiday with China Glaze Holly-Day for stamping. I thought the stamping plate was very easy to use. The stamps themselves applied pretty well with clear images and no real trouble. The only issue I had was with the Christmas tree because Holly-Day wasn’t opaque enough to stand out over the glitter. I stamped another layer over the first tree and was mostly able to line it up. If it looks a little blurry, that’s why- it had nothing to do with the stamp itself.
If you are not familiar with nail stamping, here is a quick rundown of how it works. Apply polish to the design of your choice. Use a scraper or old gift card to remove excess polish from the plate. Press the stamper (not included) onto the selected image to pick up the pattern. Working quickly, transfer the design onto your fingernail by gently pressing the stamp onto one side of your nail and using a single rolling motion to apply the design. It looks a lot more complicated than it is, and once you get the hang of it can be a lot of fun to experiment with different polishes and patterns. Here is a completely different look using the same stamping plate.
As I said before, the Christmas Santa Design Nail Art Stamp Template can be used beyond Christmas. This is a winter snow themed mani that would be perfect for January. I was a little concerned with how the house would stamp since the lines are so fine, but it stamped perfectly on the first try. To get this look I used Zoya Nail Polish in Neve for the base color, then stamped with Sinful Colors Snow Me White. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, or don’t go for traditional red Santa type designs, this plate is still a good option for you. If you look at the plate, you will see that there is even a cute little double bell design that would be perfect for a wedding. There are 14 designs total on the plate, and the possibilities are endless.
The Christmas Santa Design Nail Art Stamp Template (QA19) is priced at $2.99 on the BPS website. Just click on the link to find it. Their prices are usually pretty good. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, the Born Pretty Store is located in China, so shipping will take a while. That is especially true right now because of some hold ups with customs. Orders can take even longer that the typical 2-3 weeks, possibly as much as 5 weeks or more, so plan early. If you want to order Holiday nail products from Born Pretty, I would do it as soon as possible. On the upside, shipping is free worldwide with no minimum purchase amount, and orders ship within 24 hours. Check out their website bornprettstore.com, or facebook page for more details. For 10% off any regular priced items from the website, use coupon code BBBK31. I am so pleased that Born Pretty sent this plate to me. I will definitely be using it all through the Holiday season.
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.