When I first ventured out into the stamping world 2 years ago, I found the technique difficult and time consuming. So I gave up. It wasn't until I decided to give it another go with stamping plate CK-05 (again, from Born Pretty Store) did I discover the endless opportunities stamping offers for nail art! Here is attempt three of stamping from me, using plate m65 from Born Pretty Store, which is exactly identical to the original Konad version. But minus the Konad brand name on the plate, or course.
Usually, cheaper alternatives mean a lower quality product, but not this stamping plate. The etching was deep enough for a beginner like me to transfer the images easily. The plate came with a blue plastic covering over it to protect it. To use the plate, simply peel the wrapping off the plate.
I decided to start off with a gradient manicure, which has been all the rage in the blogosphere recently. I used Ulta3 spring shower (blue) and spring fling (orange) for the gradient, alternating the base on each nail. I don't think I've quite grasped the technique yet - but practice makes perfect, yes? ^^ - and so I decided to try out my new shiny plate and stamp over it. Having always wanted to have roses on my nails, I went with the rose design. I topped the mani off with a coat of OPI I juggle...men.
I'm really impressed with the quality of these stamping plates from Born Pretty Store. If my stamping adventure had started out on good quality plates like this, I wouldn't have turned away from it! Check out the store for more stamping plates. If you're a nail art enthusiast, you'll fall in love with the webstore - it offers many cheap nail art supplies along with free international shipping. And plus, you can receive 10% off with your purchase if you use my code PIJ61.
Have you tried anything from Born Pretty Store? And what are your experiences with stamping, do you do it often? :)
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