Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Spring Colors - Ikat Stamping

*Press sample*

Hi all!

This month is all about the Pantone Spring Colors (scroll all the way down to see them). The two Essence polishes I used remind me of Blooming Dahlia. I've also tried out two Born Pretty Store items they kindly sent to me for review. The first is plastic stamping plate BC-04 (item 42047-1) that came with a regular firm stamper and scraper.

  • Essence - 98 pure beauty
  • Essence - 107 rosewood forest
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 01 black
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I tried to scan the stamping plate like I usually do, but it did not show up the images that well. So I also stamped (using the firm stamper that came with it) to show you all the images.

The plate has a mix of images, some lacy designs, some variations on scales and a couple of random ones really.

Base: two coats of Pure beauty. I added some distressed swipes with Rosewood forest on top before stamping the ikat image. Ended with a coat of Elemental Ward.

I've been so used to a more squishy stamper, that using a firm one like this is quite difficult for me. You just have to work quickly (and in one smooth movement, unlike I did on my thumb).

Comparing the plastic stamping plate to my ordinary metal ones, I prefer metal plates. It is much easier to see the design and I have the impression they work better as well.

Born Pretty Store kindly gave me a discount code to share with you all! If you use code BBL91 you get 10% off your purchase! You can find their nail art products here! And they offer worldwide free shipping!

Love, Brethil

More spring colors down here!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I own the same plate only it's metal. Lovely design! :D