Hi everyone~ Recently, I was contacted by Nicole from Born Pretty Store, asking me if I'd like to review an item from their online store. I was more than happy to as it holds such a large variety of items. You can be sure to find a number of nail art items such as rhinestones, pearls, nail art brushes, stamping plates...the list really does go on! I chose to pick out an item I am not usually confident with using - stamping plate CK-05.
The stamping plate holds 42 images and retails for $8.53 - a huge bargain considering the number of images you'll be getting! The plate arrived wrapped carefully in layers of bubble wrap. I like that the protective covering on the stamping plate was in blue, just so that I can tell there is something I need to peel back before I start playing with some stamping!
I decided to try out the swirl pattern on the second last row of the plate first. Using OPI Thanks a windmillion as my base colour, I then took Rimmel Your majesty to stamp with. Being a beginner, my transfer of the image wasn't the greatest, but I found the engravings in the plate were etched deep enough to allow for easy transfer. I'm sure that with more playing around, my stamping will improve in the future :)
I love how much this design looks like a present wrapping. I'm going to have to play around with this one more!
Next, I decided to use the image of leaves on the first row. In light of it being autumn now in Australia, I decided to go for an autumn-inspired look. After applying Australis Blackmail, I took OPI Just spotted the lizard to stamp with. It's less autumn looking than I had imagined, but it still looks quite nice and I'm much happier with my stamping transfer this time. Although, I think I also have to work on some positioning haha.
I did find that the full nail images were quite small, but having no other plates to compare to, I can't say for sure the difference in size. You will see below how much smaller the leaves image is when stamped onto my thumb.
Born Pretty Store also sells many other stamping plates which hold similar images from Konad plates, and at much cheaper prices too. Check out the other selections here! Besides receiving free world wide shipping on all purchases (no purchasing limit!), you are also able to receive 10% off with my code PIJ61. Now if that isn't a bargain, I don't know what is!
I am more than satisfied with this product, and I can't wait to play around more with it! What are your experiences with stamping plates, are you a fan of them? :)
Thanks for reading!