Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Born Pretty Store: QA88 Plate Review

Hello everyone! 

I'm sorry I've been on a sort of hiatus from nail blogging. 

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I have for review today the lovely stamping nail art plate, 

Here's a couple sample manicures: 

Colors used: 

Base: Wet n Wild Ferris Wheel Romance 
Stamping: Essie's Good as Gold


Colors Used:

Base: BYS French White 
Stamping: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In Prompt Blue 
Top Coat; China Glaze Matte Magic  

Plate QA88 is a full design filigree patterned plate where you don't have to worry a nail stamp not fitting onto your nail. The plate is etched deeply enough in which all of the design transfers nicely. I do have a hard time finding nail stamp patterns that fit longer nails. The lack of larger nail patters put me off to stamping for a long time.  It's nice to see stamping plates being released now with larger patterns for people with long nails and/or wide nail beds. I would recommend the XL stamper to pick up the whole pattern and to stamp over whole nail. I reviewed Born Pretty Store's XL stamper previously, please check it out. 

Basic instructions on how to stamp:

1. Apply base coat or regular polish on the nail.
2. Apply the nail polish to desired image within a plate. (Recommended: Use the Solid Color Nail Polish, so that the texture will be thicker than other nail polish)
3. Make a scraper leaned over 45 degrees and scrape excessive polish off quickly and strongly from inside to outside.
4. Immediately press the stamper with a gentle rolling motion to pick up the design. The image is transferred on the stamp.
5. Stamp the image on your nail with a gentle rolling motion. The image is transferred on your nail.
6. Repeat the above steps for all of your nails.
7. After stamping nail art, apply top coat for lasting wear.

Nail Art Stamp Template Quirky Arabesque Pattern QA88
(# 15087) is available now and retails for $2.99 USD.

Please use code EUL91 for 10% off on your next purchase!

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Thanks for reading!


  1. So cute! glad to see you back. I love this plate.

  2. I have to try this plate. i see it everywhere. TY for the review

  3. nice. i like how the pattern is the entire plate. Thx for posting what stamping colors you used.

  4. good to know. have to try this

  5. missed you. glad to see more nail posts


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