Red and Gold Chinese Inspired Nails

August 18, 2013

Today's manicure is inspired by the traditional red and gold Chinese fabric. I really love how this came out, and I love the fact that this was really easy to create thanks to the pretty floral stamping plate from Born Pretty Store.

For the base I applied two coats of Barry M Passion Fruit, which is an orange tinted red creme (It has a great formula, really good pigment and dries quite fast with a glossy finish. Love this collection!).
For the stamping I used Barry M Gold Foil (my favorite gold polish for stamping) and used the floral designs from the QA74 stamping plate from Born Pretty Store.

The QA74 plate has several matching floral designs, some smaller and some were large enough to cover the entire thumb, which was great for me since I have long and pretty wide nails. 
The patterns were etched nicely in the plate and they stamped flawlessly each time. I really loved this plate and I think it's a good find especially since it's only $1.99 now (don't forget to use my 10% discount code below). Even tho I have countless stamping plates with floral designs, I really loved this plate and I can see myself use it again with pleasure.

I hope you liked my Chinese inspired design, let me know what you think of it!
Thank you for reading!

The stamping plate I reviewed in this post can be found at the Born Pretty Store, along with a large selection of other stamping plates designs
and various stamping accessories.
Born Pretty Store also carry a huge selection of nail art related items and also nail polish in various colors and textures.
Be sure to check their store and don't forget to use my discount code that gives you 10% off your entire purchase at the Born Pretty Store (code PNL91), and also enjoy the FREE worldwide shipping on every purchase.

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  1. Lovely as always! <3 I am lusting for that red jelly polish...they always look stunning.

  2. I love it! Colours work really well together :)
    Your nails shape is so pretty ^-^

  3. Wow! That pattern is amazing :) Love the color combo!

  4. Lovely combination, really love the pattern :O)

  5. thank you for your comments :)
    love this nail design...and your flower-butterfly-deers ;)

  6. I have that collection and I agree, works really well for a drugstore polish. I'm going to look into that gold polish, I need to find a good one because my collection is lacking. Great mani :D

  7. *sigh* your nails are so perfect <3
    And I love the gold stamping over red!

  8. Great color combo and neat stamping, as always Natalie! Your nails look fab!

  9. Wow, this looks fantastic! I love the color combination and the stamping is SOOO crisp!

  10. I love every little thing about this manicure - the basecolor, the stamp, the gold ♥ perfect!