Greetings, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well! I received a beautiful stamping plate from Born Pretty Store with Ancient Egyptian and desert images. I love Egyptian history with the pharaohs and hieroglyphs, and I love the desert after living in Arizona for years, so this plate was absolutely perfect for me! Let's check it out and my nail art I created with it.
This plate is gorgeous! It contains the iconic Ancient Egyptian images and cacti! I knew I wanted to create a look with the Egyptian images in particular, and I was initially planning on using traditional colours seen in Egyptian art- beautiful greens and rich blues..... and then I spotted by still unused bottle of Essie It's Genius in my stash. It's a shade that was begging to be loved so I opted to go with an inaccurate but still lovely colour palette. Hey, they're my nails; I do what I want! Haha!
Let's check out the final look!
I opted to use Essie Penny Talk to stamp the images on my nails. While I had no trouble with the pharaoh image, the hieroglyphs took far more attempts than I am willing to admit. I opted to try it that particular image with a Born Pretty Store stamping polish I have used in the past and really liked, and I still had trouble picking up that particular image. I found it was just etched on the shallow side so it made it difficult to pick up with my squishy stamper. I did not try it with a firm one as those do not stamp well on my nails, but I suspect I would have had more success with it as those are my go-to with images that aren't etched quite deep enough.
In spite of the difficulties I had with one of the images, I really love this plate! I'm determined to make it work for me in the future, even if that means the easiest way to use it would be stamping onto a mat and then transferring the design onto my nails. This plate is certainly a welcome addition to my stash!
This particular stamping plate can be found on the Born Pretty Store website here. While you are there, be sure to check out what else Born Pretty Store has to offer for your nail art needs. You can also save 10% on full-priced items by using discount code QWL91.
What do you think of this stamping plate? Are you a fan of these images? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, have a wonderful day!