Hello! Today I have a lovely stamping plate to share with you all today. This plate is called "Lovely Mixed Star & Moon Various Images Stamping Template BP49". However, I think it's pretty obvious that it's Sailor Moon inspired. I was very excited to get this plate because Sailor Moon was my #1 thing growing up. I learned how to program websites so I could make a Sailor Moon fan page, that's how much I loved it. I had a ton of different ideas for this mani but none of them panned out because I need to buy more stamping polishes. I don't have a lot of color options to work with. So, I went with white over neon skittles.
As far as the plate goes, it's etched well, no complaints. The only problems I ran into were totally unrelated to the plate. I have very curvy nails so a squishy stamper is my only option, however, you can see sometimes with a squishy stamper on a very curved nail, the images get warped a little and you can really tell with circles. :P
If you don't want to hear more about me, just skip on to the swatch because this next bit is totally unrelated to nails. So, as I said I was really into Sailor Moon, Pokemon and anime in general back around 1998-1999. Toonami on Cartoon Network was in it's prime and I was 12-13 years old. I was having a hard time with the social aspects of school so I retreated into Excite chat rooms using a program called Virtual Places. (Shout out to the Japan, Sailor Moon Club and DNA Graphics chat rooms) I met a lot of really awesome friends there. I learned how to program raw HTML to make a fan site for Sailor Moon. My VP friends used to teach me how to Photoshop in exchange for HTML lessons. When one of my good friends left for a new type of game called EverQuest (the first successful MMO), I decided to try it out. So, long story short, I turned into an MMO nut and I still play EverQuest, I've played on and off (mostly on) for about 15 years and I met my husband 5 years ago on EverQuest. Now, Sailor Moon is being remade and it's pretty awesome. You can watch the new Sailor Moon Crystal on Crunchyroll.com or Crunchyroll.ca if you're feeling nostalgic. Forewarning: It's Japanese Audio with English sub so unfortunately it's not ready for the young kids yet. So, that's the story behind my love of Sailor Moon. :P
Polishes: Thumb: China Glaze - Orange You Hot? Index-Pinky: CG - Are You Jelly?, CG - I'm With The Lifeguard, CG - You Drive Me Coconuts, Zoya - Ling. Stamping Polish: Konad - Special White. Top Coats: Hits - Hefesto (holo top coat) & Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.
Born Pretty BP49 Stamping Plate - $1.49 BornPrettyStore.com