Friday, September 26, 2014

Product Review: Born Pretty Store, Quirky Arabesque Stamping Plate

*Born Pretty Store products provided for honest and unbiased review.  All other products mentioned were purchased by me.*

Hello there, everyone!  You may remember me mentioning how much I love stamping at the moment, so when Born Pretty Store asked me to review some items, I knew right away I wanted to give some stamping items a try!

 Image from Born Pretty Store

Whilst perusing their site, which if you haven't been has tons of great nail art items at really reasonable prices,  I came across some fun plates.  I decide to try out plate QA88 with a pattern they called "Quirky Arabesque".  Fitting, no?  The swirly patterns and "infinity" style appealed to me right away.  (Infinity plates are ones with designs that cover the whole plate so you can stamp anywhere and get an "infinite" number of patterns.)  This is a smaller plate at just over 2 inches across so it's a little more limited than, say, the Pueen Encore plates or MoYou's...but it's still a pretty pattern with lots of great looks.

I began this manicure with 3 coats of Sinful Colors Easy Going, a barely there, pink creme.  Initially when I saw this plate, I thought it might be good for leadlighting so I wanted to start with a light base to try that out.  The stamping polish I used is part of a set from Born Pretty Store and I'll be reviewing that set in a few days.  Overall, QA88 is a good plate.  I had no issues getting it to stamp and I received it in perfect condition with no scratches or dents.  You can see a few spots on the tips of my nails where the pattern "skipped", but that is more likely due to my own stamping skills (or lack thereof; I'm getting better, but not perfect!) or the fact that a few of my nails curve under when they get to a certain length.  So that's nothing I can point to as a product issue. 

And, as I thought when I saw it, QA88 is great for leadlighting!  The pattern is open enough to allow you to fill in the design with whatever colors you choose.  I went with a multicolored design created with Zoya's Frida, Wet 'n' Wild's Trippin' on the Boardwalk, Simply Sweet in pink neon, and a random yellow.  Kind of has a circus vibe, but I love it!

If you're looking for an inexpensive infinity plate with a fun pattern, this one might just be for you! Plate QA88 retails for $2.09 and shipping is free with non-registered airmail or minimal with airmail tracking (depending on where you live).  I always find their shipping to be faster than I think it will be though their site does say it can take up to 20 days for delivery.  If you decide to purchase this or any other items from Born Pretty Store, feel free to use my referral code, YFL91, to save yourself 10%!

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed the post!


  1. I LOVE that pattern- it's especially cite with the colour added in. I don't stamp very often, but I might have to grab this plate :D

  2. There's some really nice images on that plate. Nice stamping job!


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