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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!



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


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


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


Camouflage Nails

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Camouflage Nails

Camouflage Nails

The pick and mix prompt I have chosen for today is Camouflage!

I haven’t tried Camo nails before and I actually really like them! It’s a very easy technique so I’m definitely going to be doing this again 🙂

As it’s winter (not that it’s snowing here) I decided on using Arctic Camouflage colours!

Camouflage Nails

Glittery Camo Nails

The polished I used are

  • Barielle – Out-Grey-Geous
  • Sally Hansen – Midnight In NY
  • China Glaze – Pelican Grey
  • China Glaze – Galactic Grey
  • ILNP – My Private Rainbow
  • Seche Vite – Topcoat

I started out with two coats of Out-Grey-Geous, when It was dry I applied Pelican Grey in squiggly lines and splodges with a thin brush, when the pale grey was completely dry I did the same with Galactic Grey, but overlapping the colours slightly. When I had applied the Midnight In NY I thought it wasn’t quite sparkly enough so I added a tiny bit of My Private Rainbow over the black.

It really was, bumpy and uneven by the time I had finished, so I added two layers of topcoat!

Camouflage Nails

Grey, Black and Silver Camouflage Nails


O.P.I Solitaire (and some random studs I found in my nail art box)


I decided earlier this week that I really have to start going though my pile of untried polishes, as I have far to many!

OPI Solitaire

OPI Solitaire

So here is Solitaire from OPI! This is a pearly white textured polish with silver glitter, I think it looks a bit like snow!

I didn’t use any glue for applying the studs, I just used an orange stick to press them into the wet polish! This won’t last as long as using glue or using a strong top coat to attach them but it seems to work quite well.

OPI Solitaire

OPI Solitaire

There are two things about this polish that I wouldn’t usually like, it’s white and it’s textured, this is why it’s been in my untried pile for so long lol

Now it’s on my nails I think it looks rather festive! 🙂

Leadlight Coffin Nail Art

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Leadlight Coffin Nail Art

Coffin Nails

Today I have some more Halloween nails to show you! 😀

Messy Mansion MM11 Coffin Nail art

Messy Mansion MM11

The polishes I used are

  • Barry M – Black
  • Seventeen – moonstruck
  • Zoya – Kotori

This is a very quick and easy mani! 🙂

After painting my nails with the black Barry M polish, I stamped the Coffin image from MM11 with Moonstruck then using a very thin brush I filled in the coffins with Kotori. Then added a coat of Seche Vite.

Barry M Black, Seventeen Moonstruck and Zoya Kotori

Barry M Black, Seventeen Moonstruck and Zoya Kotori

Including the cleanup this took less than 15 minutes! 😀

Moyou London Gothic Collection plates 1 to 4 Review


Today I have the first four plates from the Moyou Gothic Collection to show you!

Moyou Gothic Collection

Moyou Gothic Collection

I have to say I haven’t really been that interested in the more recent collections from Moyou London, but then they had to go and bring this collection out… Oh my poor bank account!

Moyou Gothic Collection plates 01 and 02

Moyou Gothic Collection plates 01 and 02

I have to say after doing all of these I have realized I’m definitely better at stamping onto my nails than onto paper, lol there was polish everywhere!

Plate 01

Plate 01

Plate number 1!

With all Moyou plates I have used the images transfer really cleanly and this plate is no exception! I really like the Dr Who(-ish) weeping angel, the spooky tree, and the couple of symbols from the TV show Supernatural.

There’s one thing that bugs me about these full image Moyou plates, (its with all of them, so not just the Gothic Collection ones) there will be an amazing pattern, for example the patterns on the roof of the carousel, each of those would make amazing full nail designs, but they are they are just to small :/ and they aren’t repeated anywhere else in the collection. Gah! But enough of me complaining 🙂

I think this plate is closer to a Halloween theme rather than a Gothic one, It really is very cute and there are a lot of images I’ll definitely be using! So I’m not saying that as a bad thing! 🙂

But I just have to say the middle image on the bottom row… Nothing screams goth like a googly eyed fish monster! lol

Plate 02

Plate 02

Plate 2 was actually the last plate that I stamped onto paper so sorry about the mess :/ I was starting to get really board!

I love the key and lock images, I found them to be a really good size for my nail length, but they may be a touch too long for really short nails. I have a couple of stamping plates with keys on and they are plain and boring, but these little keys have a lot of detail!

I did find that the little skull and crossbones didn’t pick up as well as the other images, (it could just have been me getting sloppy with my technique) I’m going to group them with the nine sets of vampire teeth as images I’m not particularly interested in.

I really like the Celtic knots, I have a few ideas for those already. The ankhs and the skull in a top hat… Very Alchemy Gothic!

Moyou Gothic Collection Plates 03 and 04

Moyou Gothic Collection Plates 03 and 04

On to plates 3 and 4!

Plate 03

Plate 03

These are both Xl plates, I found that the single images are way too big, even for my thumbs! But they might be good for my big toe nails! 🙂 or they may become useable with some creative stamper squishing!

From the images on plate 3 I think the lace skull is amazing! I actually like all of the lace images from this plate. From plate 4 the images for me that really stand out are the text, tree and the crow. The only image I had a problem with stamping is the little cemetery, it needs a light touch with the scraper, it’s far to easy to scoop out the polish from the center of the hill.

plate 04

plate 04

Here are a couple more pictures of the mani I created while messing about with these plates!

Moyou Gothic Collection Purple Glitter Nail art

Goth Nails!

The polishes I used are

  • Good To Grape – Sally Hansen
  • Fantasy Fire – Max Factor
  • Twilight – Filthy Gorgeous
  • Black – Konad
  • Moonstruck – Seventeen

I started with a couple of coats of Good To Grape, followed by two coats of Fantasy Fire, on my ring finger I used two coats of Twilight.

On my thumb I used the tree image from plate 1 double stamped with konad black and moonstruck, on my index finger nail the rose and fishnet image along with the lace skull on my ring finger nail are both from plate 3, the text on my middle finger is from plate 4 and finally on my little finger nail the key and lock are both from plate 2.

Then a nice thick coat of Seche Vite!

Moyou gothic collection nail art

Fantasy Fire, Good To Grape, Twilight and Moonstruck!


Robot Nails

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Robot Nails

Robot Nails

Today I have been inspired by Robots!… Well not so much robots but pretending to have robot fingers while I was using the foil method to take off the glitter from my last mani lol!

My nails are a bit to long to use the Bundle Monster plates now :/ so I decided to have a go at stamping over a ruffian.

For this I used

  • Barry M – Black
  • Seventeen – Moonstruck
  • Barry M – Black nail art pen
  • Stamping plate BM 415
  • Seche Vite
circuit board bundle monster stamp

circuit board stamp

Starting with a base of Barry M black, I then applied Moonstruck over the top. When it was dry I tidied up the edges with the black nail art pen.

For the stamping I used Konad SP black and my marshmallow stamper, I had a bit of difficulty with the image, I think it’s because it’s not etched very deeply… Ugh it was a pain :/

circuit board stamp ruffian nail art

BM 415

But after a lot of swearing and repeatedly using tape to remove the image when it went wrong, (which it did, a lot) I eventually got it finished. 🙂

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