I recently received 10 new stamping plates from Born Pretty Store and instead of showing all of them at the same time I’m going to do a design with each of them and show them one or two at a time.
I’ve been wanting to do lace style nails for a long time now and stamping plate 02 had perfect patterns for that. It looks like stamping plate 02 design has changed a bit since they sent mine to me and the exact pattern I used is no longer on the new plate. On the new design there’s still very pretty lace patterns and the new ones are actually big enough to cover your whole nail. On this older plate the pattern I used was a tiny bit too narrow to cover my whole nail so I ended up using it only on the tips and the sides of the ring finger nail.
This plate worked great for me. I’m really a beginner when it comes to stamping nail art and I’ve only done stamping a few times. I had no trouble at all with this plate. The pattern transferred perfectly to the stamper and on to the nails.
I started by doing a nude base using a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab nail treatment, a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coat and a coat of Essie Sugar Daddy. I also added OPI In True Stefani Fashion to the areas where I was going to stamp so that the beautiful holo glitter pieces would sparkle through the lace pattern. I finished with HK Girl top coat and let the manicure dry.
After the mani was dry I applied IsaDora Peel Off Basecoat on my cuticles to protect them from the black stamping polish. I cut pieces of blue masking tape and placed those on to my nails to cover the areas where I didn’t want to stamp. I didn’t want all the tips to look exactly the same so I tried to place the tape pieces a little differently on each nail. After all this was done I took my XL squishy stamper and black Konad stamping polish and stamped the patterns. Then I immediately removed the tapes and peel of base coat and cleaned up the little bit of black polish that got on to my skin.
Next I took a fine nail art brush and black acrylic paint. I drew a thin line next to the pattern and filled out the tiny little gaps here and there that I missed with my stamper (cos I’m simply not good enough at this yet :D ). I added the details on the ring finger between the stamping and let everything dry well again. After a while I added HK Girl top coat and rhinestones (also from Born Pretty Store) and I was done.
I absolutely love how these turned out. I’ll definitely be doing similar nails again and maybe a matching makeup look :)
You can buy the newly designed stamping plate 02 from Born Pretty Store and they also have a wide range of other nail art supplies. Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Please use the code “NZL91” when you order and get extra -10% discount.
***This stamping plate was sent for review. Rhinestones were gifted to me. Essie Sugar Daddy, Konad polish and black acrylic paint were purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.