From the time I was a little girl going into Hello Kitty stores to my adult life watching anime and visiting Japan I have always loved the kawaii (meaning cute in Japanese) culture and characters.
I recently got the S10 “Cute Rabbit Cat Animal Design Nail Art Stamp Template” from BornPrettyStore.com and using this adorable stamping plate was high on my priority list after a week long trip to visit my dad in Canada… it’s true, I was suffering some nail art withdrawals from being away :D.
The stamping plate has 7 different little characters on it – bunny, kitty, teddy bear, chick, panda, giraffe and the seventh is what I like to call the “mystery animal”; I think it’s a sheep? My confusion lies in the fact that what would appear to be horns and ears look more like two sets of ears – I think it’s a cute character either way, but would love to hear your guesses!
I started out with a different color on each nail, all topped with the beautiful, glittery, pearlescent Ulta Diva (I love putting this over a bunch of different colored nails because it ties them all together and makes them look a little more pastel).
Each nail is also stamped with a different color, none of them are made specifically for stamping. I used a combination of thick quick-dry polishes and thinner shimmers to see how both turned out.
The thin outline images on the plate (the chick, bunny, kitty, panda and mystery animal sheep thing) seemed to work better with the thin nail polishes. When I tried to use the insta-dri polishes on the thin outline images they didn’t transfer well; I think this is because the lines are so fine that the thick polish dried almost instantly. The Insta-Dri polish worked great on the bear (which doesn’t have thin lines) and pretty well on the giraffe where there are big spaces for polish to fill.
Overall I’m really pleased with the plate and for 99 cents and free shipping I don’t think it can be beat!
A total of 11 colors plus Seche Vite Base Cout and Poshe Top Coat
- Ulta Peach Parfait
- SH Insta-Dri Petal Pusher
- Ulta Cream of the Crop (on clearance in some stores)
- Ulta Mint Condition
- Ulta Bam-Blue-Zled
- Ulta Diva
- SH Insta-Dri Sonic Bloom
- SH Insta-Dri Snappy Sorbet
- Chi Razzle Dazzle
- Ulta Dance Teal Dawn
- Ulta Ultra Violet Femme
On a side note I’m really happy that I picked up the Poshe Top Coat, it’s very similar to Seche Vite, but without the toulene. It didn’t smear the polish underneath, not much shrinkage and no chipping as of day 3. Much better than the Orly Top Coat I recently purchased!
If you get anything from their online store use the code EAG10 for a 10% discount.
Coming up next will be holographic polish and nail stud reviews!
Disclaimer: I received the S10 stamping plate as a free promotion, however all opinions expressed are my own!