Friday, May 10, 2013

Born Pretty Stamping Nail Polish Review

Hello lovelies! I have another review today for you. I was very excited to see that the Born Pretty Store had a new selection of stamping polish, and very curious to find out how it worked. I'm always looking for good polishes to use for stamping nail art. They were kind enough to send me one for review and I'm gonna tell you what I thought of it. 

Born Pretty black stamping polish
The stamping polish* is from the brand Kand Nail and comes in a 10 ml (0.35 fl.oz.) bottle. There are 8 shades available, from which I chose the black because it's the color I use the most for stamping. It's also hard sometimes to find a black polish with a good pigmentation so it can work for stamping and not look grey when you actually stamp with it. 

I had a bit of time to play with this polish and try it out with different plates. First off, the pigmentation is great. It stamps as the blackest black there is, so a little goes a long way. What I noticed about it is that the consistency is kinda thin for a stamping polish, which could also be an advantage because you don't waste so much of it like you would if it were thicker. It seems to dry pretty quick, so you have to work fast when you use it. I also found that I had to clean the image each time after stamping or else it wouldn't work again. Here are a few swatches I did on paper with different stamping plates from different brands.

As you can see, the polish is very pigmented. I would say that the stamping quality depends on the quality of the plates. Also, images with thinner lines are more tricky because the polish can dry fast in those lines and not transfer on the stamper. I tested the polish over a white base because it's the easiest way to see the opacity and quality of the stamping. Here's my result. 

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls as a base and the image is from plate m63. The design stamped clear and crisp and dried quite fast on the nail. It wasn't too hard to clean the cuticles, the polish doesn't seem to stick to the skin once it dries. 

If you are interested in this stamping nail polish, or in the other 7 shades, you can find them here. Don't forget to use code MFL91 at checkout to get an extra 10% off your order. Shipping is always free! 

Thank you for reading! 

*Disclaimer: Product sent for review consideration. For more info see my official disclosure policy.

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