I’m really excited to share my first product sent for review today. It’s the Clear Jelly Stamper set from Born Pretty Store. I’ve got two manicures to show you that I made with this stamper set. Read on to find out what I thought, and for a discount code at the end.
For my first attempt, I used Nicole by OPI – Poised for Turquoise as a base, and stamped over it with China Glaze – Wood You Wanna? with Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-605. The stamper head is ever so slightly sticky, and the included scraper is fully acetone resistant, unlike some other scrapers I’ve used in the past which melted slightly. This one has stayed sharp edged and crisp through multiple manicures. I didn’t have to prime the stamper in any way, which was lovely, and it picked up images easily and clearly. As you can see, I had a little trouble with lining my image up correctly, but I got better with practice.
My only trouble mainly stemmed from my lighting situation at my desk. I didn’t have the lights arranged in a good way to let light down the open tube of the clear stamper. This made it difficult to see precisely where my image was going to line up on the nail, so I got a few crooked ones. I also had a hard time judging how close to the nail I was, so sometimes my hand shook by the time I got the stamper close enough to the nail for the stamp. This has improved with practice.
I stamp my fingers from pinky to thumb, so you can see that as I got some practice with the stamper, my placement got better. It surprised me that the stamper required practice, since I’m so used to stampers where you basically pray for placement and take what you get in the end. This is the sort of image I never would have tried without the clear jelly stamper, though, since placement is everything.
For my second mani, I used Trust Fund Beauty – Champagne Problems and Rica Blackout with the Moyou London – Fashionista 07 stamping plate. It’s a lovely plate with damask patterns, and I wanted to see if I could have better luck with the placement of a point on my nails the second time. I think I was pretty successful.
I think this will become one of my preferred stampers in my collection. It’s lovely to be able to see where you’re putting things, and it gets easier with practice. I highly reccommend this stamper as a less expensive alternative to some of the pricier versions out there. You can get your own clear jelly stamper from Born Pretty Store, and be sure to use my code LEMH10 for 10% off regular priced items.
Do you have a clear stamper yet? Are you planning to get one? Let me know in the comments!