30 January 2015

Black & Gold: BPS Stamping Polish Review

G'day, boys and girls! Today I'm happy to be reviewing some Born Pretty Store stamping polish, and I've created this elegant black and gold mani to show it off :)

I've been looking for a good gold stamping polish for aaaages, and I'm so happy to have found it! I have lots of good silvers that work beautifully, but for some reason none of the golds would do--they weren't opaque enough, or were too shimmery to create a clear image. This is exactly what I've been looking for!

The base is simply one coat of Wet N' Wild Black Creme, everybody's favourite standard black creme polish :) Once that fully dried, I used Born Pretty Store's gold stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-023 on the two middle nails + thumb, then topcoated with Seche Vite.

For the index and small fingers, a small gold stud (also from BPS!) near the cuticle, and then I carefully added OPI Matte Topcoat around the stud, just to the black polish. Normally, one would add the topcoat first and then glue on the stud, but I can never seem to do this without making a shiny blob of topcoat or glue around the embellishment, which is ugly. This worked much better! I was able to gently scrape off any matte polish that got on the stud using an orange stick.

It's very shiny, even with such a thin layer! Love it :D
Close-up of the design on the thumb

I'm thrilled to finally have a good gold to stamp with, and I'll definitely have to get another bottle or two of this! If you want to get your hands on a bottle (or any other colour--they have tons!), there are lots of options on the Born Pretty Store website! Don't forget to use discount code CITYG10 to get 10% off your order :)

I feel very classy with this on! I hope you like it as much as I do. See you soon for more! xoxo

*product sent for review--the experience described above is my honest opinion and was not influenced in any way by the retailer*

1 comment:

  1. Oh pretty. Sort of reminds me of Steeler's colors ;) ;)


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