Review – Bornprettystore Round Plate and Fresh Pink Stamping Polish

Today I have a cute ‘lil combo for you – this adorable round Umbrella stamping plate (Item ID 29543) and Fresh Pink Stamping Polish  (Item ID 27008) from http://www.bornprettystore.com

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So I do tend to prefer their rectangular plate however I was immediately drawn to this adorable lace umbrella! I thought it was a very unique way to present the pattern. I also think the scalloping along the bottle is great – you could do half-moon lace nails or even French Tips.

bornprettystore thedotcouture round stamping plate

The plate is lightweight but sturdy, and the edges are nice and smooth. It comes with a blue film to protect the front (remove before first use), and a cardboard sleeve for storage.

I tested it out with this stamping polish in Fresh Pink:

 thedotcouture bornprettystore stamping polish
It’s a lovely bright pastel pink. It’s 18 ml which is large for any polish! The bottle is nice and square which makes it very stable for when you’re stamping and have to work quickly – things can get tippy! This is my favourite shape of any stamping polish I’ve ever used. I wondered how it would do with the very fine lines of the detailed lace pattern from the plate above:

bornprettystore thedotcouture round plate and stamping polish

Swoon!!! I love how this turned out!!! I was super impressed with both the etching of the plate and the opacity of the stamping polish. They were a great combo together!

After this I will definitely be looking into more round Bornprettystore plates. This one was $1.99 USD at the time of this blog post. They have free worldwide shipping! And if you so desire, code JDGK31 will give you 10% off all non-sale items at checkout!!!

Until next time, happy painting!!!!


Review – Bornprettystore Chameleon Polish and Watermarble Plate

Hello friends! Today on the blog I have some goodies from http://www.bornprettystore.com.

Chameleon Duochrome Nail Polish (ID 27743)

First up is this gorgeous duochrome polish. This has a purple/pink/gold/bronze shift to it and the shift is very strong. It said to use it over a black base so that’s what I did. All swatch photos are one coat over Sinful Colors Black on Black.

thedotcouture bornprettystore  duochrome chameleon polish
thedotcouture bornprettystore  duochrome chameleon polish
thedotcouture bornprettystore  duochrome chameleon polish
Gorgeous right??? In the sun it has a beautiful sparkly/shimmer to it. 

Application was easy, great formula and no flooding or streaking. It self-levelled perfectly. And I wore it for 3 days (which is long for me) with zero chips or tip wear (although this can depend on body chemistry).

Rectangular Watermarble Plate (ID 30336)

This is a rectangular Watermarble plate. It’s approximately 12 x 6 cms and is packed full of a bunch of different Watermarble images!!!! Fantastic for those of us who can’t Watermarble very well. It comes with a blue protective film you need to remove before use, and a cardboard protective sleeve to keep it safe.

thedotcouture bornprettystore watermarble
Ta-da! Watermarble protection! As is my experience with all of my Bornprettystore plates, the images picked up perfectly the first time round, no fussing or fiddling required.

Bornprettystore.com ships free worldwide and you can use my code JDGK31 at checkout for 10% off any regular-priced items!

Remember to visit me on Instagram at @thedotcouture.

Until next time, happy painting!


Swatch and Review – Lilypad Lacquer

Spellbound Sweet Viola Cashmere Coat Lilypad Lacquer

Hello everyone!!! Today I have a review of some absolutely beautiful polishes from Australian Indie polish maker Lilypad Lacquer. Lilypad Lacquer is a new-to-me brand that is both 5-free and cruelty-free.

Spellbound Cashmere Coat Sweet Viola Lilypad Lacquer

I was sent 3 polishes to try – all swatches are two coats plus top coat, and were photographed in natural light. And because I can’t resist, I did some nail art with each one!!!

First up is Spellbound.

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Spellbound

Spellbound is gorgeous multi-chrome, multi-colour flakies and a silver shimmer all packed into a mint jelly base. It reminds me of Halloween, especially with a name like that!!! Spellbound was opaque for me in two easy coats, but you may need 3 depending on your application.

Lilypad Lacquer Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound Lilypad Lacquer
Spellbound
Spellbound Lilypad Lacquer
Spellbound

I wanted to see how it looked layered over a black base. This is one coat:

Spellbound Lilypad Lacquer
Spellbound – over black base

And with some stamping!

Spellbound Lilypad Lacquer
Spellbound

Next we have Cashmere Coat, and let me tell you the name is spot on!

Cashmere Coat Lilypad Lacquer
Cashmere Coat

This polish is a beautiful nude holo packed with multi-coloured flecks and shimmer, and it’s just lush on the nail.

Cashmere Coat Lilypad Lacquer
Cashmere Coat
Cashmere Coat Lilypad Lacquer nude holo
Cashmere Coat

And some fall stamping:

Cashmere Coat Lilypad Lacquer nude holo holographic
Cashmere Coat

Last but not least, we have Sweet Viola.

Sweet Viola Lilypad Lacquer color shift
Sweet Viola

This is a violet polish that shifts to a blue/green/gold. The first coat was sheer but surprisingly it built up for me in only two coats! I do think if you had longer nails with more visible free edge you may need a third coat to prevent any visible nail line.

Sweet Viola Lilypad Lacquer color shift
Sweet Viola
Sweet Viola Lilypad Lacquer color shift
Sweet Viola
Sweet Viola Lilypad Lacquer color shift
Sweet Viola

How rich is this polish?? This is a great example of a polish that just glows from within.

Sweet Viola Lilypad Lacquer color shift
Sweet Viola

The formula on all three of these polishes was just stellar. Easy to use, didn’t run or pool down the side of the nail, no streaks or patches. Removal of all three was easy too although I did have to work a teensy bit more at Spellbound just because it’s so packed with all that gorgeousness!! 

These are all currently available at www.lilypadlacquer.com, and they ship worldwide! You can also visit them on Facebook and Instagram for latest news and restock info!!!!

And as always, feel free to visit me at @thedotcouture for all things nail! Until next time, happy painting!!!

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Disclosure: All polishes were sent to me free of charge for my honest review.