Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shifting Stamping Beauty with Born Pretty Store

Press Sample

Happy hump day, dear readers! I hope you have been having a fantastic week so far! I am really excited to have all my guys back home finally, and today is the last "free" day with my oldest baby as he starts kindergarten tomorrow. Needless to say, this is quite a week around here! Now on to today's post!


I have found myself gravitating towards stamping lately when it comes to nail art techniques, and I am delighted to try out this beautiful shifting stamping polish from Born Pretty Store. Galactic Center shifts from a golden green hue to a blue.


I just love this colour! It really pops beautifully against both the background shades I have shown here.

I do have mixed feelings about the stamping abilities of this polish. It is really creamy and smooth to fill the etched areas of the stamping plates. When excess is scraped away and the image picked up by the stamper, the image was perfect! However, when I rolled my stamper on my nails like I normally do, I noticed not all the image rolled off onto my nail. I left it as is so you could see what I mean- the area around the cuticle of the dark nail shows where there is a gap in the stamping. I'm not sure why this happened, but it wasn't my first time using this particular image on the plate nor was this a new stamper. I can only conclude it was an issue with the stamping polish itself. Also, after rolling the stamper on my nails, some areas pulled up slightly to skew the image rather than lay flat on the nail. The was more of an issue along the sides of my nails where they curve.


Even though I had some issues with the transfer of the stamped image utilizing this stamping polish, I still really love the look of this polish. I'm going to have to play around with different stampers to see if that solves the trouble I had with incomplete image transfer. Alternately, I may have to alter my method and lay down a sticky base coat over the base shade first to make it work. If you have experience with this, please chime in below and let me know what worked best for you!

Here is the direct link for this stamping polish. As I mentioned previously, this specific shade is Galactic Center. At the time of this post, it is currently on sale for $5.99 per bottle.

Other products used:
China Glaze: S'more Fun
Zoya: Dovima
Ellagee Polish: Glass top coat
Uber Chic Beauty: Stamping Plate 8-01


I have enjoyed trying out this polish, and I look forward to trying out more from Born Pretty Store. It is a great site to pick up supplies for all your nail art needs!


While you are shopping, be sure to use discount code QWL91 to save 10% off all full priced items in your cart.

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!



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18 comments

  1. What a great stamping polish! I love that color shift!

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    1. It's so pretty! I'm glad I got to try it out!

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  2. I have never tried stamping as my nails curve and do all sorts of odd things. I love your mani - the stamped design, the gold shade and the two unusual background shades

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    1. It's not the easiest with curved nails, and sometimes you just have to find the right stamper!

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  3. What a unique shade. After wearing nothing but cool shades for months it's time to get into something like this. I think the stamping looks great.

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    1. It's a little different from what I've worn lately as well, and I think that is why it caught my attention.

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  4. This looks like a great shade, too bad about the transfer issue. That is definitely maddening mid manicure!

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    1. No kidding! I'll have to play around with nail sticks so I don't mess up a design mid-manicure again!

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  5. I wish the polish showed off more of the shift in the stamped image. Otherwise it's a gorgeous polish.

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    1. I agree, the shift doesn't show the best, at least not compared to what you see when moving around the bottle. Different lighting does help some.

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  6. That's so frustrating when a plate has an issue and you have to question if it's the plate or the polish. The pricing point on Born Pretty is really awesome for those starting out in stamping though!

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    1. Well, I know it isn't the plate here as I've used it before and the full image does go on the stamper. It was something between the stamper and the nail itself that was the issue. I've tried a few Born Pretty stamping polishes and really liked them!

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  7. I don’t really see the shift but it definitely stamps well!

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    1. It's more subtle on the nail than in the bottle, and unfortunately, my lights don't allow me to pick it up the greatest. I do love how well it stamps!

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  8. Wow, it doest stamp really well! Especially on the darker color, love it matte too!

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    1. I love Born Pretty stamping polishes as a general rule and just have to figure out what was giving me issue between the stamp itself and my nail.

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  9. Stunning mani. That polish stamps beautifully.

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    1. Thank you! I think I'm mentally transitioning away from summer and into fall. This stamping shade was a great colour option!

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