Born Pretty Metallic Pigment

The sun has got his hat on – hip hip hip hooray!

Today I have for you some metallic pigment 39605 and a nail stamping plate BPX-L020 from Born Pretty in shades 10 & 7.

The pigment comes in 1g clear pots with an eye shadow applicator but I applied mine using a fluffy brush on top of cured no wipe top coat on cured gel polish in different colours:

Light Pink – The Gel Bottle ‘027’

Dark Purple – Gelish ‘Call me Jill Frost’

White – Gelish ‘Arctic Freeze’

Black – Gelish ‘Black Shadow’

 I then added another layer of no wipe top coat and cured. The instructions given on the born pretty website are as follows:

 

Instructions:
1.Prepare your nails with UV BASE COAT, BLACK COLOR GEL, UV TOP COAT, and cure it under UV lamp or LED lamp.
2.Use eyeshadow stick to pick the powder and apply it onto your nails
3.Repeat the step untill you’re satisfied with the effect.
4.Clean the extra powder.
5.Seal it with UV TOP COAT.

I love the stamping plate, there are some great patterns on there and it worked really well with my clear born pretty stamper.

EDK Medusa

Introducing Esmaltes da Kelly ‘Medusa’ from the ‘Ultra Holo Collection’. As you know I am sucker for sparkle so when I saw this collection I had to buy more than one! These polishes are actually for stamping but they work just as well as a nail polish and they cover in just one coat (although I have used two here). ‘Medusa’ is a gorgeous violet holo purple and on two of the nails I have used glitter from ‘Born Pretty’ and stamped over the top in the same colour – unfortunately it doesn’t show up well in this photo.

Most of this range are currently sold through Nail-Artisan and can be purchased here.

edk-medusa

Born Pretty Stamping Polish

Introducing Born Pretty Stamping Polish… Today I have a lovely Teal colour which I stamped over the beautiful silver holographic ILNPMega‘.

Born pretty stamping

Mega is so stunning and the most intense holographic I have seen. It applied really well and get this – it looks amazing over darker shades if you just use one thin coat.

Anyway, back to the stamping. For this I used my Born Pretty clear jelly stamper and scraper along with my Pet’la peacock 2 plate. If you’ve never seen them before, Pe’tla plates are made of brass and are really deeply etched. I bought mine from a Facebook group buy but have put a link above if you are interested in buying them direct. I have a number of other plates to try from them also.

The colour scraped easily on the plate using the clear scraper, it was more flexible than scrapers I have used in the past and I seemed to get on with it better – I think this is my go to scraper from now on. The stamper picked up so well, it was amazing, pretty much no gaps in the pattern at all, the only thing I would say is that the pattern stretched when I was stamping it, but to be honest that is probably more to do with my lack of skill than a problem with the stamper.

The only negative comment I have about this mani is that the polish had a very strong chemical smell, however that said, I do have a really good sense of smell, so other people may not find it a problem.

If you’d like to buy from Born Pretty, then please feel free to use my code:

Born Pretty code graphic

Enjoy the sunshine!