Saturday, December 24, 2016

Review: Born Pretty Store plates BPL-031 & BP-L057 (or, The Nightmare Before Christmas The Day Before Christmas)

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


Okay, see, what had happened was? Back at the end of August, I agreed to review two Halloween plates from Born Pretty Store. However, the package got lost in the mail, and only just showed up on my doorstep.


So, what's a girl to do when she needs to review Halloween plates right before Christmas? I mean, I admit, for me, I can wear a scary, spooky, gothed-out mani any time of year. But not everyone is quite as strange as I am. So how do I come up with something from a Halloween plate that's fit for the day before Christmas?


A Nightmare Before Christmas manicure, of course.


Here's a video review I did of the two plates:




And here's a look at the plates, first BPL-031: 

Born Pretty Store BPL-031
Born Pretty Store BPL-031


What I love about this plate: The little ghost guy with the X eye is super-fun, the corpse hanging from the tree is very creepy, the sexy witch is awesome, and the swaying houses are unlike any others I've seen.


Here's a look at the relative sizes of the images:





And here's a look at how they stamp: 




Then we have BP-L057:


Born Pretty Store BP-L057
Born Pretty Store BP-L057


What I love about this plate: OMG, those skeleton kitties are the most awesome Halloween thing ever!! I also love the little funky skeletons, and the lace-snowflake image with the skulls is sooo unique. And another sexy witch--very cool.


Here's a look at size (the full-nail images are 5.5/8 of an inch x 7/8 of an inch):



And a look at how they stamp:




 For my sample mani, I was inspired by the moment in The Nightmare Before Christmas when Jack Skeleton sees the snowflake--the inciting incident of the movie. To capture Christmas colors, I started with a base of Sassy Pants Polish New Fallen Snow and Nose Like A Cherry. Then I stamped my images using Messy Mansion Carbon, Chalk, and Red-y Or Not (used to make a decal with the jack-o-lantern):


Born Pretty Store BPL-031 & BP-L057 over Sassy Pants polishes and stamped with Messy Mansion polishes
Born Pretty Store BPL-031 & BP-L057 over Sassy Pants polishes and stamped with Messy Mansion polishes

Born Pretty Store BPL-031 & BP-L057 over Sassy Pants polishes and stamped with Messy Mansion polishes
Born Pretty Store BPL-031 & BP-L057 over Sassy Pants polishes and stamped with Messy Mansion polishes


So there you have it! My Nightmare Before Christmas manicure, made for the day before Christmas! If you're in the mood for something a little different than traditional Christmas manicures, this should take care of that for you! I love how this came out--a little bit scary, a little bit Christmassy, just like the movie.


You can find these plates in the Born Pretty Store website, and you can use my code for 10% off your order: MCL91.


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Merry Christmas Eve!
M.

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