Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review: Stamping plate QA39 from Born Pretty Store


Today I have a review of stamping plate QA39, from Born Pretty Store. I think a lot of people don't realize that Born Pretty Store sells stamping plates and supplies, and think of them more for other sorts of nail art, so I'm glad to show this side of what they sell. :)

First, here is the plate itself:


Originally when I saw the plate, I wanted to do a manicure with the statue of liberty, and I still do. But when it turned out that the timing of the review was going to be right with Valentine's Day, I knew I had to do the hearts and kisses stuff instead. Plus, since I put together two anti-Valentine-establishment manicures, I figured it would be nice to do a positive one, too. :)

I started with a pink base (I'll show the polishes to you on their own later this week), and then put down a background with the Louis Vuitton image and a darker pink, so that I could test out an image with smaller detailing on it. Then I stamped the 'Kiss' and heart images over that with Konad white polish. Here's how it turned out:

Happy Valentine's Day!

The plate worked beautifully; all of the images stamped well, except where my own imperfections were at fault. On a couple of nails my stamp didn't reach quite to the end, and I have one heart that blurred a bit. But if you look at the close up of my index finger, you can see how well the images stamped:

Up close and personal. :)

Please pay no attention to the teeny glitter I couldn't get off from my last manicure, lol! Far away shots are so much better...sigh...:P

I know what you're thinking--OMG, Michelle, this is a PINK manicure, with TWO colors of pink, and it has HEARTS!! Is everything okay? Are you undergoing some sort of crisis?? Hey, what can I say...even an anti-pink, anti-hearts girl like me has a soft spot for Valentine's stuff that shows through now and then. :)

You can find this plate on Born Pretty Store's site by clicking here. And don't forget to use my coupon code to get 10% off of this and/or anything else you order from the entire Born Pretty Store site

Thanks for taking a look, and I hope your Valentine's Day was filled only with wonderful things, surrounded by people you love. :)


(The stamping plate shown in this review was sent for my honest review.)


  1. I love it! I don't even like pink either, but even I have dived into the whole valentines, with hearts and fluffy bunnies -thing.

    1. Oh noes...we're descending into pink fluffy valentine bunnies pits of!!!

  2. I have that plate also bought it for the statue never looks at they other prints
    Love this mani

    1. Thank you so much. Yeah, the funny thing about the plate is that it's not just one theme, so you can focus on one and forget about the rest. I hadn't really thought about these other designs on it, until I had Valentine's Day on the brain! :)

  3. I love the designs on this plate!! Especially the UK Flag! Must have!! :) Also love the layer stamp design, awesome! :)

    1. It's really fun, I agree! She gave me a choice of several, and I was all over this one, lol!! :)

  4. Im only new to stamping. LOVING IT but new. Do you find its better to put a layer of top coat over the first stamp or do you stamp straight on top? I just worry it will pick it up or smudge it and its hard to get a non smudged one anyway :)

    1. Hey there! Hmmm...No, I usually just put a coat of topcoat on the polish before I stamp at all, and then one on once I'm done. I've never had an issue with a second stamp smudging the one beneath it--when it's down it's down, but maybe I've just been lucky. What does happen sometimes is I'll have bits of the stamp that don't attach to the nail, that stick up a little bit on the edges; usually I just push those down on to the nail with my finger and it's fine. So I'd say if you're worried, maybe just press on the stamping with your finger to make sure it's down good, and then stamp over it. :)


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