Monday, December 29, 2014

Born Pretty Sailor Moon Stamping Plate: Review & Swatches

Sailor Moon, both the anime and the manga, was a huge part of my childhood and young adulthood. One of the only times I ever faked sick was so that I could stay home from school and watch a marathon of Sailor Moon on UPN. I think I was in 4th or 5th grade? Something like that. I still enjoy watching the new series, Sailor Moon Crystal, but the original show will always have a special place in my heart--yes, even the cringeworthy US dub.

So when Born Pretty asked me if I would like to review some of their stamping plates, I had to try the Sailor Moon-themed one! I mean, just look at how freakin' magical this is, you guys!

Before I go any further, I wanted to note that Born Pretty has actually changed up the design on this plate since I received it. The individual pictures are bigger now and simplified the overall design. I think that should make some of the images, like the one of Sailor Moon right in the middle, easier to pick up with your stamper. Here's how the plate currently looks:

The other thing I wanted to make sure I tell you guys is that I have never tried stamping before. I've always been too intimidated by it! But for Sailor Moon, I will try! 

So I looked at a couple tutorials online and then gave it my best shot. It's definitely something that takes practice and it took me quite a few tries to get it right. But damn if it wasn't satisfying when I finally got that first stamp right! I played around with stamping some designs, using Essie Good As Gold, over my OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls manicure that I showed you all yesterday. Here's a look at the designs I tried:

I really wanted to get that image of Sailor Moon herself onto my nails, but after at least two dozen attempts, I couldn't quite get it--although I did come close a few times! Any issues I had are completely due to my lack of experience rather than any defect with the plate itself, which is very nice quality. I just need to practice my technique more!

While it can be a little tricky, I still had a lot of fun finally trying out stamping! I think for a first try, I didn't do too bad. I've got two other BP plates to review, so hopefully I'll keep getting better!

If you would like to purchase anything from Born Pretty, they offer 10% off for Nailed readers:

Disclosure: This product was sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


  1. Such a fun plate! I grew up watching Sailor Moon too.

    1. Thanks Lisa! Definitely one of the defining shows of my childhood.


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