Today's prompt is favourite brand / technique so I decided to do some stamping :)
When Born Pretty Store asked me to pick some items for review I immediately picked this plate. The flowers reminded me of the background of Spongebob Squarepants so I tried to recreate it.
I wanted to do my mani pose with Spongebob but my Spongebob was too big haha
It was getting late when I did this mani so I decided not to do a gradient on my right hand and did two tone stamping instead. This also allows you to see what the full image looks like on the nail. I stamped with Color Club Tumblr Blue* and Yahoo Purple* over China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint (2 coats).
The Born Pretty Store plates now come wrapped in a cute frosted plastic envelope. There is a blue film on it that you need to remove before use.
The plates now have a plastic backing too which is nice! No more sharp edges to worry about :)
I had trouble stamping at first but I think that was because the polishes I was using were too runny in consistency. I found that leaving the polish on the plate for 10-15 seconds before scraping fixed the problem by allowing the polish to thicken slightly.
The image was engraved well and I was able to transfer the image easily once I let the polish thicken a bit. I really like the flower pattern on this plate. I like how there are smaller and slightly larger flowers. I think this would be really cute if you used the stamping decal technique to fill in the larger flowers. I love the triangles too and I'll definitely be using them later! My only small complaint is that I wish there were a few more of the bigger triangles so they could be used as a full nail image.
What do you think of this mani? Does anyone else watch Spongebob?