If ever there is an 'ahhhh moment' in a nail bloggers world, it's got to be the moment you peel the blue protective covering off a new stamping plate, amirite? It's definitely one of those super satisfying things in life but I honestly couldn't tell you why, you would just have to experience it for yourself.
New plates are great, not just because of that, but also because you get to come up with a design or even better, one or more pop into your head the instant you see it. When this Born Pretty Store large stamping plate arrived, I kind of knew what I want to do but wasn't sure on the colours and then, luckily, I grabbed Barry M Sugar Plum Gelly. The white is Barry M Cotton Gelly.
There are 20 images on the plate and most of them are full nails designs, I wouldn't count the 'hugs and kisses' or the heart monitor type squiggle as a full design.
The images are a good size as they have been on other Born Pretty large stamping plates and even with my nails being quite long atm, there was still some excess. The depth of the design is just right and after scraping, there was a good amount of polish left to pick up the image.
I stamped the full nail design straight onto my index and middle finger and I used the reverse stamping method for the fingers with Whatever on them.
Whatever has to be one of my most used words throughout my life, especially in my teen years and as a mum it has become one of my most heard words next to fine, so along with the punky style image and the pink, I thought the name Petulant in Pink was perfect for this post and nail art.
The plate like all the other Born Pretty plates has a plastic backing to stop the sharp edges doing any damage to your fingers and surfaces. They are easy to clean up, I just used a cotton pad with a little nail polish remover on it.
You can find this plate here for £1.30 ($1.99) which is a bargain for a large stamping plate and don't forget that you can use my discount code CBAQ10 for 10% off your basket amount.
I'm still holding out hope that while Born Pretty are in their plate making phase that they will make a comic book themed plate or a Stargate themed plate. A Stargate themed plate would be awesome, if anyone wants to make one or some I would definitely buy them. A sci-fi movie/tv show plate set would be the ultimate awesome. What would you like to see on a stamping plate?
The stamping plate in this post was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own, honest opinions.