Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Before & After: Subtle Peacock with Born Pretty Store 04

(Press Sample)

Hello!

Born Pretty Store recently sent me several of their plates to review; I previously did a full post showing each plate; you can find the post here if you missed it, and here is the video if you missed it:





I'm back today with a manicure using BPS 04; I adore the peacock on the middle right, and wanted to see if I could do something magnificent enough to live up to it. :)


Born Pretty Store 04


For the base of the manicure, I chose Color Club Under Your Spell, an exceptional grape-purple-to--pewter-and-olive-green duochrome textured polish with a healthy dose of purple glitter and even a sprinkle of holo glitter:

Color Club Under Your Spell
Color Club Under Your Spell

Color Club Under Your Spell

Color Club Under Your Spell
Color Club Under Your Spell

Color Club Under Your Spell
Color Club Under Your Spell

Color Club Under Your Spell

This is, without a doubt, one of my very favorite polishes, certainly in my top 20. I could look at it all day...sigh...


I stamped my peacock over my pinkie and ring fingers, showcasing the head on one finger, and the lovely tail feathers on the other. I stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Lively Lilac, and then accented it with dots of I-Rush Luck and Brisk Blue:


My-pretty-peacock
My pretty peacock

My pretty peacock
My pretty peacock

My pretty peacock
My pretty peacock

The stamping is crisp, clean, beautiful--no issues at all with the plate. And I just love the feel of this peacock, it has a lovely Art Nouveau feel to it. And I love how the dotting on the peacock plays up the glitter on the other nails. This is one of those manis I never wanted to take off; I wore it for nearly a week. :)

Don't forget that you can use the code MCL91 to get 10% off of your order at Born Pretty Store, and you can use it as often as you like.



I hope your hump day is treating you well, and your short week has been good to you!
M.



31 comments:

  1. I love how you did the stamping, and the colors you've chosen!

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    1. Thank you so much! I didn't want to go too dark and have it be all muddy with the base polish. :)

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  2. Love the peacock stampign you got with this plate. Just gorgeous! Those new Born Pretty Store plates are awesome! I purchased a bunch of them but have yet to use them. I really should use one soon.

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    1. What are you waiting for?!?!? Go! Stamp!! <3

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  3. i have this plate and i absolutely love it... i have also created a nail art using this plate :)
    your stamping looks beautiful <3

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    1. I wanna see! Post it to my facebook page. :)

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  4. Great color choice and you did that peacock justice!

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot 'cause that peacock is gorgeous!! :)

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    1. It really is. It's on my list of top 20 favorite polishes, no joke. Just amazing.

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  6. Very nice video and the plates looks wonderful, specially the one with the peacock!

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    1. Thank you! I'm amazed at how many they've come out with in a short period of time! I think they're up to 50 now...

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  7. I love how the green in the feathers goes so well with the rest. Gorgeous polish" love the combo.

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  8. Nice combo of the dotting with the stamping!

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    1. Thank you! I think my dotting tool is one of those tools I just couldn't do without when it comes to nail art. You can just do so much with it...

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  9. Glad to see these plates are good quality! I think I need to order some! Pretty mani!

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  10. So beautiful!! Great color choices too!

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  11. Pretty peacock! I really liked the stamp combined with the dotting too :-)

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    1. Thank you! I think it's one of the most versatile techniques--a few dots can completely bring a stamped image to life. :)

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  12. I love how the peacock spans two fingers and that base color makes me swoon!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! That's one of my favorite tricks for images that are just too big to do on one nail alone. :) And yes, that polish is amazing...

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  13. That base color is gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought to pair it with peacock stamping but love love love the finished mani! Super pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much! The base polish is incredible. Back-up worthy, even!

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  14. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous! I really like that Color Club!

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    1. Also, I just purchased a set of streamlining plates and used your code :) thank you!!

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    2. I'm glad it came in handy! And I agree, that Color Club is one of my favorite polishes of all time. There so much to it, and it's even prettier in person. Just amazing. :)

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  15. I love this stamping plate, I recently picked it out and I'm waiting for it to come in. You did so good with the stamping, love the color combo.

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    1. Thank you thank you! When I saw the plates, this one was instantly my favorite. :)

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