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Born Pretty Stamping Plate BP-05 Review

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Silver and Black Stamped Gradient

Silver and Black Stamped Gradient

Today I have a Born Pretty stamping plate that has kindly been sent to me for review!

You can find BP-05 plate here!

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BP-05

Plate BP-05 has a really eclectic bunch of images! That Owl is really cute, and I really like the vine and leaf patterns.

My first impression of the images is that the etching looks really sharp and quite deep! unlike some other plates in the same price range.

The smaller full nail images are (with the help of my ruler) 19mm by 15mm and the larger image (at the top) is 23mm by 15mm.

The plate is 55mm across, so the plate is the same size as BM plates.

BP-05 back

BP-05 back

The Back of the plate has a durable paper backing.

bp-05 born pretty

edge

And the edge of the plate has been finished really nicely. Its not sharp at all! For me this is actually really important, I’m forever accidentally cutting or scratching my fingertips on the sharp edges of plates! 😦

China Glaze I'd Melt For You and Laval Black

China Glaze I’d Melt For You and Laval Black

I decided to try out the swirly vine pattern from this plate, partly because I think it’s a really pretty image and partly because it’s a bold design that wouldn’t loose too much detail over the gradient.

And the gradient is because my nails are longer than the stamp image… Oops! 😀

I used China Glaze I’d Melt For You and Laval Black for the gradient, this mani looks really thick, because for some reason my sponge decided to disintegrate a bit on the last coat and left annoying sponge turds all over the place Gah! :/ So after a bit of tweezering some swearing and around 3 coats of Seche Vite later my nails where ready for stamping.

I used some more I’d Melt For You for the stamping along with my squishy marshmallow stamp head. The image itself is really sharp and it transferred to my nails really cleanly. one final coat of topcoat and it was all done! 🙂

Born Pretty BP-05

Gradient!

And don’t forget the code RPG10 will get you 10% off in the born pretty shop!

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Teal Gradient

Hi!

This week is the beginning of the 52 week pick and mix challenge! (I would have posted this earlier but I have been away)

THE RULES
Each week, there are 2 prompts. It is your choice whether to do just one, both, or combine them.
The first option is a pattern – these are alphabetical.
The second option is a colour or a range of colours. As far as possible, these should be oldies or untried.

Teal Grey Gradient Scales

Teal Grey Gradient Scales

This challenge looks amazing! I love how relaxed it is 🙂

week pick and mix

52 week pick and mix

For the gradient I used Rise and Shine from Sinful Colors and Mind Your Mittens from Essie. This is the first time I have tried Mind Your Mittens, its been sitting in my polish box for ages and for some reason I just keep overlooking it, it really is a lovely dark grey/blue!

Teal And Grey

Teal And Grey

The stamp is from Messy Mansion stamping plate MM21 along with Konad special polish in black!

Rise and shine with mind your mittens

Rise and Shine with Mind Your Mittens

I was only just in time with this post oO hopefully I’ll be able to get the rest of them done before the last moment! 😀




Sleepy Owls – GOT Polish Brown

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Sleepy Owls MM38

Sleepy Owls MM38

Here are my brown nails for the final week of the GOT polish challenge.

I’m not a big fan of brown nail polish, so I only have a very limited number of bottles to choose from! The Brown polishes I used are

  • O.P.I – You Don’t Know Jacques!
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Maybelline – Sugar Crystals
  • Seventeen – Moonstruck
  • Out The Door Topcoat
You Don't Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

You Don’t Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

I started off with a couple of coats of the O.P.I polish, then I stared at it for a while I had no inspiration what so ever… so I added the gradient with Hot For Chocolate, after it was all dry, cleaned up and top coated it was still “meh”

I think the phrase that sums this up is “You can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter!” A thick coat of Sugar Crystals later and it wasn’t looking so nondescript.

The image is from plate MM38 from Messy Mansion, I think the little owls are really cute!

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

Don’t forget to have a look at the pinterest board!

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31DC2014 Day 21 Inspired By A Colour – Blue

inspired by not seeing any blue sky for a while

inspired by not seeing any blue sky for a while

Inspired by a colour…

For this I chose a colour I haven’t seen for a while, Sky blue! It has been really wet and cloudy where I live, not very spring like at all!

My first choice for this was going to be purple, I put all of my purple polishes onto my desk (I have a lot more of them than I thought!) and I looked at them, and nothing! not a drop of inspiration! Went and had a cup of tea, glared at the pile of purple polish from the sofa, I’m usually ok at choosing a polish and working what it will look nice with or what kind of pattern it would suit, but clearly not today! :/

I decided to have a break and pottered off to do some gardening, while I was grubbing about in a pot of lilies, I was thinking how nice it would be to have some blue sky!

blue!

blue!

For my sky blue nails I used

  • 17 – Heart Beat
  • Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
  • Sinful Colors – Paradise
  • China Glaze – White on White
  • Konad SP – Black
  • Messy Mansion – MM14
  • Seche Vite

This really was very easy, I used the three pale blues for the very subtle gradient, the clouds I used a large dotting tool, and then stamped the birds over the top!

Sky blue nails

Sky blue nails

It’s not purple but I really like it! 🙂


31DC2014 – Half Moon Nails

31DC2014 Half Moon Nail Art

Half Moon Nails

Here are my half moon nails for day 18!

For this I used

  • Black Magic from Revlon
  • Aglaia from 2True
  • Konad SP in Black
  • Pure Midnight From Sally Hansen
  • Seche Vite

Starting with a couple of coats of black magic, I stamped the bottom half of my nail, with Agiaia, I used Moyou Pro plate 05 which is a standard size plate from them, it’s way too narrow and short for me to use as a full nail, but it’s fine to use sideways for half a nail lol!

Then I applied a thin coat of Seche Vite, when that was dry I used ring binder hole reinforcements to mask off the half moons, then sponged on some more Black Magic and removed the sticky rings.

Then for the tips of my nails I sponged on more Aglaia and some Pure midnight, I was going for a gradient but it didn’t really work very well :/

Then I applied another coat of Seche, waited for it to dry then stamped using the same image, but with Konad SP Black and then a final coat of SV.

31DC2014 Half Moon Nail Art

Moyou Pro 05

With all of the topcoat I used for this I’m honestly surprised that it didn’t shrink a lot more!


31DC2014 – Day 13 Animal Print

A little bit late, but here are my animal print nails for day 13!

Zebra Print Nails!

Zebra Print Nails!

I have to say that this looks much better in real life! My nails look very washed out in these pictures.

I started with A couple of coats of Shabby Drab from Color Club, Purple toned grey polishes make me very happy! and this one is no exception! 😀

The stamping plate is Pro Collection XL 04 from Moyou. I used some more Shabby Drab along with a couple of drops of Artemis from 2True for the stamped images, It was quite difficult to see what I was doing with the gradient, the 2True polish sunk under the Color Club so I couldn’t tell how much purple I had picked up!

Purple Grey Zebra Nail Art

Purple Grey Zebra Nails

I’m definitely going to try this again, probably with a leopard print, or snake print… Thinking about it I don’t think I have ever used my snakey stamps… I really have to do something about that! 😀


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