Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review: Born Pretty Store clear stamper and Konad White

*Press sample*

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to share today's post with you guys. I finally have my official review ready for the Born Pretty Store clear stamper!! I know it seems like everyone has come out with a clear stamper lately, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. So, the last time Daisy from Born Pretty contacted me to ask me to review for them, I knew one of the products I wanted to test was the clear stamper. I also picked Konad stamping polish in white to review, so I'll be sharing my thoughts on that with you today, too! :)

First up, let's have a look at the clear stamper. 

It comes with a scraper, which I honestly don't use. I use old gift cards or the Bundle Monster scrapers because I have much better luck. You can see in the picture that this stamper is VERY sticky! I wiped it with acetone when I first got it, but by the time I got around to taking pictures, it apparently had picked up some cat hair lol, and I didn't notice until I went to edit pictures. 

And here is the Konad polish I tested out. I had tried Konad in Black and it was hands down the best stamping polish I had used, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on the white, for stamping over darker colors. 

For this review, I decided to try out one of my new Bundle Monster plates, from the Fuzzy and Ferocious set. 

These plates have some super adorable images! Here I've shown how the image looked like when I picked it up with the clear stamper and using the Konad white polish.

This next picture shows what it looks like when you are looking through the clear stamper onto your canvas that you will be stamping on. I've shown it over one of the black sections of my Lotus Mat so you can clearly see the image. You can see how easy it is to get perfect placement when you can see all the way through to your canvas.

I had done a sloppy job of wiping off my Lotus Mat previously lol. But you can see how clearly the image transferred onto the mat. This stamper is SUPER squishy and the images come out so crisp and clear. I love that!!

Next up are some photos of the full mani I did using this clear stamper and Konad white. I used the same method as shown above. I looked through the stamper to make sure the image was exactly where I wanted it before pressing down. I used a base of Cult Nails I Got Distracted for the base of this mani because it reminded me of underwater creatures! :)

Before, I rarely took on stamping images that had to go a certain way to look correct. I much preferred flowy designs or patterns that wouldn't look that strange if they weren't completely straight, because I was not great at placing. I just kind of stamped on my nails and hoped it was right lol. Since using the clear stamper, I feel like I can stamp anything! I love being able to see exactly where it is going to go and knowing it's perfect instead of just hoping. :)

I loved how this look turned out, and I got so many compliments on it! I was so happy with both the stamper and the polish. The polish is super opaque and picks up and transfers really well.

Overall, my impression of both of these items is that now that I've used them, I can't live without either one!! I HIGHLY recommend, if you haven't yet, picking up a clear stamper. Born Pretty Store's version is very affordable at only 2.99 USD, and you can see the listing here. The Konad White stamping polish retails for 12.06 USD but it is definitely worth the price. One bottle lasts forever because it's only used for stamping. You can see the listing for the Konad polish here. There are other colors as well.

If you do decide to buy these or any other items from Born Pretty Store, be sure to use my code below to get 10% off your entire order. And, as always, BPS offers free international shipping!! :)

Thanks for reading!
<3 Kelly