* Press Sample
Once again, whenever I see nail art I wish that I had the hand/eye coordination and dexterity necessary to achieve, what appears to be, a very easy look. Stamping is no different but, being awkward of limbs and wobbly of hands, I'm more likely to stamp my palms than my nails. If Born Pretty hadn't send along some stamping plates, I probably wouldn't have even tried.
I got the L020* ($6USD) and 21* ($3USD) stamping plate along with a stamping kit. All-over-nail geometric patterns are probably easier to use for noobs. You don't have to place an image on any specific area of the nail. During this experience, I found that specific place was difficult.
How to Stamp Nails:
1) Put a little bit of polish onto the plate.
2) Drag the scraper, on an angle, across the polish and plate.
3) Press stamp onto the polish.
4) Press the stamp, in a rolling fashion, onto you nail.
5)Pray it worked. Lift off stamp.
It took a bit of work and I didn't get the imprints quite perfect but for my first try, I think I did well enough. I used Ceramic Glaze's Blue Suede Shoes* and Smells Like Rain*.
|Stamp with BP-21 Plate|
|Stamp with BP-L020 Plate|
The Born Pretty plates worked well and with practice I think I can get better prints. It was a quick process and I'm happy that the lines were (more or less) crisp and that the Ceramic Glaze polishes were good enough for stamping. I heard there are some polishes made for stamping but I don't want to shell out more money into a niche activity when I don't have to. I miss stamped a few of my nails but we already knew I had issues with aiming. Otherwise, I'm quite pleased with how these turned out and a few of my colleagues though they were nail stickers.
And as always, if you'd like to purchase anything from Born Pretty, you can use the code ABZH10 to get 10% off your purchase.
Have you tried stamping?