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Geek Chic Stamping Plate

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Summer Fun nails

Summer Fun nails

Today I have this Geek Chic Stamping Plate from the Born Pretty Store for review.  I am really liking these long rectangle style stamping plates.  They are such a bargain and hold so many stamps.  There are 14 large size, full nail designs on this plate.  They are all very different from each other and this is a really versatile plate for a wide variety of manicures.  You can go sci-fi futuristic, throw it back to the 80’s, or anything in between.  Let’s take a closer look.

Geek Chic Stamping Plate

Geek Chic Stamping Plate

Though Born Pretty advertises this plate as “Geek patterns,” that doesn’t tell the whole story.  You will find gears, circuit boards, and video game controllers in the patterns on this plate, which certainly qualify you for the nerd herd, but that’s not all.  You can create an adorable summer mani with the umbrellas and sunglasses.  Sneakers and pencils are great for the school year.  The planes, cars or directional arrows might be fun on vacation, and the goofy faces are good all year round.  There are a lot of option with this plate, and it’s a good addition to my nail art collection.

Summer Fun nails

Summer Fun nails

I went with bright summer colors and some of the fun summery designs.  I wanted to show off as many stamps as I could, so I chose a different design for each nail.  Some of them are more tricky than others to stamp cleanly.  I had some trouble with the sunglasses design, but overall, it’s a good quality plate. The plate is currently on sale of $2.99.

I have several reviews for products that I have received from the Born Pretty Store, and you can see the other BPS reviews I have done by clicking on the Born Pretty Store link in the “Categories” section on the right hand side of the blog.  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 within 2-3weeks.  You should definitely 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.

BPS10offcodeFTC 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.  I do not get any kick backs or compensation from any orders placed.

She Sells Sea Shells

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Shells and Stars Mani

Shells and Stars Mani

Today I have a cute Sea Shell and Starfish manicure to show you, courtesy of the Born Pretty Store.  This is the perfect mani for summertime.  Born Pretty sent me these Nail Stickers to review, and I think that they are adorable.  The clam shell and starfish designs look great, and they are so easy to apply that you get a super cute look in seconds.  Let’s take a closer look.

Shells and Stars Mail Stickers

Shells and Stars Mail Stickers

Shells and Stars Nail Stickers

Shells and Stars Nail Stickers

This is the sheet of 3D nail stickers that I received from Born Pretty.  These 3D stickers come in three different designs: all roses, all shells, and then this shell and starfish design.  Each design also comes in either silver gold or black.  I really liked the combination of shells and stars and it immediately inspired me to do this sea shell look.  I chose to use Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Mint Crush for a background shade because it is a lovely light blue.  Since the designs are simple stickers, as opposed to water decals for example, this look couldn’t be easier.  Simply peel the designs off the sheet and stick them on your nail.  I sealed them with a top coat to keep them in place, and they wore well for days.  I love that the stickers come on a clear sheet so you cam play around with placement and see what it will look like before you pull the sticker off its backing.  Also, despite being called “3D” the stickers are pretty flat and flexible.  They don’t stick up and leave a film on the nail like many cheap stickers do.  I was actually really impressed with the final result.  They looked very similar to water decals because they lay so flat.  I think these Shells and Stars Nail Stickers are great quality and perfect or a beginner with little to no nail art skills.

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Mint Crush

Milani

I quickly wanted to talk about the Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Mint Crush.  This polish came to me free with my most recent Milani purchase, and I am really glad that I didn’t pay for it.  The color is gorgeous, but the formula is terrible.  It applies both thick and streaky at the same time (what?).  It took three coats to get it to even out, and even so it wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked.  I don’t know if this particular shade is problematic, or if the entire Color Statement Nail Lacquer is the issue- this is the only shade I have tried.  In general, though, I’d say to avoid the Color Statement Nail Lacquers and go with a different drugstore option.

Shells and Stars Mani

Shells and Stars Mani

Anyway, back to these nail stickers.  I think that they are great.  The sheets are currently on sale for $1.47, and I think that they are well worth it.  I used a little less than half the stickers on the sheet by using multiple stickers on each of my 10 nails.  So the stickers will last you at least two full manicures, and three or four if you are more sparing with them.  I’d say that they are a win.  I have several reviews for products that I have received from the Born Pretty Store, and you can see the other BPS reviews I have done by clicking on the Born Pretty Store link in the “Categories” section on the right hand side of the blog.  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 within 2-3weeks.  You should definitely plan ahead if you are ordering something time sensitive (like for a vacation or 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.

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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.  I do not get any kick backs or compensation from any orders placed.