Saturday, January 28, 2017

Review: Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031 (or, French Snow!)

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


Yes, it is still extremely cold here. Yes, I know that my version of extremely cold is nothing like how extremely cold elsewhere in the country and the world. Still, it's much colder than usual, and so I'm inspired to share another cold winter mani today!


I'll be using Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031, which I reviewed in this video:

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And here's a still shot of the plate:

Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031
Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031


This is definitely a Christmas-themed plate, but there are some fun winter images on here, and my favorite part of this plate is the cool steampunk-esque lacy clock at the top!


All the images are different sizes on this plate, so here's a look at the plate with a ruler, so you can get a sense of how big the different parts are:




And the most important part of a stamping plate is how it stamps, so let's take a look at that:



These were stamped with an XL crystal stamper, which can be finicky with smaller lines, but these held up pretty darn well. :)


For my sample mani, I started with a base of Spellbound Nails Eggnog Latte, and then sponged a gradient of Spellbound Nails Gingerbread Latte over it. Then I stamped the snowflakes from the bottom of the plate with Messy Mansion Chalk:


Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031 over Spellbound Nails Eggnog Latte and Gingerbread Latte
Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031 over Spellbound Nails Eggnog Latte and Gingerbread Latte

Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031 over Spellbound Nails Eggnog Latte and Gingerbread Latte
Born Pretty Store Harunouta L031 over Spellbound Nails Eggnog Latte and Gingerbread Latte


What do you think? I love how Gingerbread Latte adds some sparkle and a little dash of red--the layered effect is fun and bright. And I love that the snowflake shapes are very forgiving--you don't have to place them perfectly (and you can see I had some shaky hands when doing this mani--for them to still look very sweet. :)


You can find this plate in Born Pretty's Store, and you can use my code(MCL91) for 10% off your order. And follow them on Instagram for lots of fun inspiration!


Happy stamping,
M.

22 comments:

  1. The stamping plate looks nice.

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  2. I love this chic snowflake design! The unexpected color combo makes me think of hot cocoa with marshmallows! I keep saying I need to try stamping, and this post may push me over that edge finally!

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    1. Yes!! And maybe a little cinnamon sprinkled on top!! If you try out stamping, please let me see what you come up with. :)

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  3. What a great plate! I love the mani you did too.

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  4. Loving these plates, some very pretty and unusal designs x

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  5. How cute! I am in love with the Harunouta plates.

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  6. I need alllll of the winter-themed plates in my life. It's awesome seeing how well the images come out on the nail, too!

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  7. This stamping plate it so cute and I love your mani. I've had a lot of luck with these plates from BP

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  8. You inspire me so much with your stamping posts!

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  9. I always love your videos and insight!

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  10. Such a cool plate. That mani is amazinggg! I adore it!

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