Born Pretty Nail Art Stamping Polishes Review

Posted by on Monday, August 29, 2011

So I was lucky enough to recieve a set of these five polishes for review. On the site, these (at the time I looked) cost less than $7, which made them a far more affordable option than branded Konad polishes which are like $7 for one...

First off, I have no idea why the white one is so different from the others, but it works, so I'm not complaining. I tested the black one first, over the manicure I was already wearing which was Nails Inc 'Atomic'. It did end up as a sort of unintentional Hallowe'en manicure, so eventually I just used my witchiest stamping plate and went with it. I lined up my polish, plate and stamper/scraper, and got to work. The first thing I noticed was that even though the bundle monster plate lacked definition, the stamping polish was a lot more defined than the ordinary polishes I use, and I had a lot more time to play around with when positioning it on the nail. Usually, I fling it down on whichever available space I have as quickly as possible because I'm worried it's going to dry on the stamper (this has happened to me more than once) but yeah, I could take my time and the design was crisper for it at the end. Also, it didn't smudge when I was applying top coat.


I had exactly the same experience with the white polish, and really appreciated the fact that I could get lots of contrast between the base colour and the stamping colour - when I use ordinary polish, it's a lot harder to get them to stamp THAT opaque. Sadly, when I tried the yellow and red polishes, they were basically just like ordinary polish and weren't opaque at all. I haven't tested the blue yet but I suspect it'll be the same situation. Also, another thing that irked me was that I struggled to remove the lid of the red polish, and when I  finally managed it, there was dried polish all around the cap - meaning it's either leaked in transit (unlikely, as there wasn't polish all over my package) or someone had used it before it was sent to me? Or perhaps a manufacturing error. Whatever it was, it was annoying.
While I appreciate having two very good stamping polishes, it's not the same as five very good stamping polishes, is it?

It's worth the money as you're getting two for the price of one, but it's a bummer that the other three shades don't work. I'm going to leave the other three shades opened out on a windowsill to see if they thicken up a little and work better, and I'll update if they do. But all in all, wasn't the huge bargain I was hoping for.


I also got a coupon code to share, if anyone wants it ask me!


  1. Yea, good to know. I won't be going out of my way to purchase these that is for sure. I'd rather rummage through my stash for a one coater.

  2. It's a shame the other three were so unopaque. I doubt I would have got enough of a contrast even if I had stamped the red over white or yellow, it was like a jelly finish. Sigh.

  3. That's the black? It's showing up as a browny-red on my monitor.

  4. Super awesome post! I love the halloween looking manicure! Oh, I can't wait until October to see what everyone comes up with!

  5. You might want to adjust your monitor slight, Jade. It looks black to me, both on the nail and in the bottle! Even with the awkward lighting (I was indoors on a really yellow light, because the weather outsid was awful) it still looks black to me. The orange colour isn't true to life because of the condition, though.

    Thank, imfeelingnail-venturous! Everyone always comes up with really interesting ideas for October (more so than me, not going to lie) so yeah, I'll be waiting as well.

  6. In love with those halloween themed nails!!


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