Hi beauties! Today I have an item from Born Pretty Store
to review. I have the dual sided stamper and scraper for stamping nail art. One side of the stamper has a large rubber surface for big images and then the other side has a smaller rubber surface for small images. I tested this item out once and had pretty bad results. Before making this post, I gave it a second try. I used Konad Special polish and Konad image plates to test out the item. Here are my results:
On my index finger, this is how the image came out after doing one scrape over the image and then stamping it. On my middle finger, this is one scrape. On my ring finger, I tried to scrape the image multiple times before attempting to stamp it--it came out a bit better. Pinky is just one scrape.
During this first attempt, the rubber part of the stamper from Born Pretty Store kept getting squashed and lop sided. Here's what I mean:
It was quite annoying and this has never happened to me before using my Konad stamper that I've been using for about 2 1/2 years. I would have to remove the rubber and stick it back in the right way, but it kept happening again. You can also see bald spots on the stamped images on my nail.
Second attempt: This is all done with the Born Pretty Store stamper.
As you can see, this did come out better than my first attempt, but this is with me scraping the image four times before picking it up with the stamper. Having to scrape the image so many times to come out fairly clean scratched my image plate. There are quite a bit of bald spots and smudges too.
This is what my image plate looked like after scraping the image 4 times. When I scrape with my Konad scraper, I only have to scrape 1 time and the only polish left is what is in the actual design. This makes it hard to tell when your image is ready to be picked up.
|Here's a quick comparison of a Konad stamper/scraper (top) with the Born Pretty Store stamper/scraper (bottom)|
Overall, I would not be able to recommend this item. Stamping is my main method of doing nail art and I really like my stamping to come out clean. Most of all, stamping is supposed to be an easy method of creating nail art, but scraping the image several times or having to constantly put the rubber stamper back in place created more work. If you are not a blogger, this item may be okay for you to use since it is unlikely anyone will look closely at your nails to see bald spots or smudges.
You can purchase this item here
for $3.03. You can use my code "NV7X31" for 10% off of your purchase.
***Product provided for review***