Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Born Pretty QA40 Stamping Plate Review


I'm back with another review of something from Born Pretty Store, this time a stamping plate. They have a large range of stamping plates, starting at just 99 cents! I've got quite a few stamping plates from Born Pretty and I'm always pleased with them - this one was no exception. I chose QA40 purely for the feathers. I adore feathers (especially peacock ones) and anything feathery attracts me like a magpie to a ruby, so I had to have it! The cats are cute too, and I love the butterfly mask, so all in all a fab plate.

I chose to use it over Emily de Molly Black Forest, which is such a stunning polish and I feel like I didn't do it justice. I will have to swatch it again to show it to you properly because it really deserves a post of its own. I used Barry M Silver foil to stamp lots of feathery goodness!

I had no trouble at all with any of the feathers, and I simply love the whimsy of it; feathers just floating through the air!

I swatched the rest of the images onto paper using Konad Special polish black pearl. As you can see, they all stamped perfectly, with the exception of the aristocat which has really thin lines. But, I always have trouble with Konad's black pearl and when I swatched it using regular black I got a better result.

Over all, I couldn't be happier with this plate. The feathers are perfect and the cats are super cute. I love the detail on the whiskers on the cat face, so I think I might have to use that one next!

QA40 is available from Born Pretty Store for just $2.99, along with a huge range of other nail art goodies. Don't forget discount code NBL91 for 10% off, and delivery is free worldwide!


Product provided for review consideration. Opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
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  1. Very cute. Thank you for showing how the other things on the plate stamped. I may have to pick this plate up for my daughter, she LOVES cats.

  2. Gorgeous!! I want those plates :O x

  3. Love this plate!!! Cats are my passion!


  4. I love the pussy cat face, can you do a blog post on that one pretty purr-lease?

  5. Saw this plate last night when I was browsing the BPS site (isn't that what all nail addicts do on Monday nights?) and HAD to find as many swatches as possible right away! Thank you for providing on the nail and paper swatches :)


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