Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Flower & Perfume Manicure

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)


Today's manicure is a review of a stamping plate sent to me by Born Pretty Store, which features a set of five complementary floral patterns and a chic perfume bottle!

The QA75 plate caught my eye because I love the idea of having a varied but matching pattern across my nails, and this one is really very pretty. The design is a suitable size for all nails I'd say - they're excellent large images but with plenty of intricate detail. I chose a different image for each nail and stamped them in black over a pale lavender base.

For my ring finger I stamped the perfume bottle and used a nail art technique that everyone's been talking about in my favourite stamping group, which is called "leadlighting". Basically you paint a sheer jelly polish over your stamping and it gives the design colour without affecting the black outline! Here is my mani:

And you can get the stamping plate here (for $1.99!):


There are tiny gaps in the flower heads when stamped but other than that I'm in love with this look - it feels very French and chic!

You can get 10% off any Born Pretty order with my coupon code CMBQ10.


Lisa xx


  1. This is so pretty & chic! I need to try that technique.

  2. I too, love seeing a print that can span across all the nails but still be cohesive! You did a marvelous job with this look!


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