Review: Born Pretty Store stamping plate CK-04

October 22, 2012

I received this stamping plate for a review from Born Pretty Store and I couldn't wait to try these out. 
When I was requested to choose one item, I knew it would be a stamping plate, but I had hard time deciding which one I want because Born Pretty Store has so many designs to choose from. Finally I decided to go with the plate CK-04 because I really loved the designs on it, and there were some designs I didn't have yet.
When I received it I was a bit surprised to see how actually small it was, but I needed to give it a try and see how it goes.

I started with a base color for my stamping: I applied 2 coats of Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint, and one coat of KIKO 298 to add a little sparkle. Then I stamped with Wet n Wild Black Creme.



The plate itself is not that big, it's 14x8.5 cm, and the designs were disappointingly small, not larger than 1.3x1 cm. Unless you have tiny nails, this plate will probably not fit your nails, but... You can get creative with it and try different methods, for example stamping twice on the same nail, or using a tape to create some kind of french tip nail art.
For the index and the middle finger I I stamped each nail twice because the designs were too small for my nails, but it actually looks like it's one large pattern so you can't really tell.
I really love how they both look and I will be using hem again in a full mani sometime soon.


The plate came with blue protective film to prevent scratches before the first use, and it has a backing paper to prevent cuts from the sharp metal plate.


As I said before, the designs are very small. You can see the comparison to Bundle Monster's plate (which are not too large as well). I've also recognized a lot of designs I'm familiar with from Konad's and Bundle Monster's plates.


Most of the designs are about 1 cm wide and 1.3 cm high, some are much smaller. Not all of them stamped well for me, and I had to try several times until I got a good enough image that I can use, but that can happen with other plates too.


Overall this is a nice plate but it probably will not fit most people's nails, As I said before, there are other creative ways to use this to create lovely nail art. 
You can find the plate I reviewed and many other stamping plates in this link, there is a large variety of plates, and the prices are really cheap. I know they also have regular rounded plates and the designs are supposed to be larger so that's worth giving a try. I know I will be shopping from Born Pretty Store for few new stamping plates for myself.
You can get a special 10% discount for your purchase if you use this code upon checkout: NL91.

Hope you liked my review. I will be happy to know what you think about it and if you have used any plates from Born Pretty Store and liked / didn't liked them, please share it with me :)

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20 Comments

  1. That is really beautiful. Hope I did the rafflecopter right? Had problems signing into Instagram, never mind! Keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thank you!
      Did you manage to sign in to the giveaway? Please let me know if I can do something to help :)

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  2. nuisance they were too small . . .

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    1. They are quite small but double stamping seems to work with some of the designs..

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  3. Lindas!!!

    Beijinhos

    http://marla-grace.blogspot.com.br/

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  4. Very pretty stamping! :) Great job, especially taking into account the small size of the image..

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    1. Thank you very much :) It was challenging!

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  5. Pretty plates, I really do need to get into stamping the effects can be amazing!

    Jazz x

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    1. Thanks!
      You really should! It's so much fun!

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  6. What a pretty mani! I love the designs you picked out. They look so pretty against the teal base. :-)

    ~ Yun

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  7. This is amazing! You make me want to get into stamping! :)

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    1. Thank you!
      Stamping is SO fun! I really recommend you to try this :)

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  8. Looks like some great designs on the plate! Your mani turned out great!

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  9. I love how this looks! You always pick such pretty colours to put together. That plate looks brilliant too, I am looking to expand my plate collection even though I have not tried all of the ones in my last haul! I'm hoping you bring some more plates out one day :)

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm already working on a new plate :)
      I don't know if the plate I reviewed is the best one because of the small designs but they do have plenty of small plates with larger designs (the same size and designs as Konad and Bundle Monster) I do recommend them :)

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  10. Oooh so neat and tidy! Really makes me want to get a konad kit myself. Liking your blog honey :)

    Newest follower xx

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