Saturday, April 9, 2016

Born Pretty Store Stampers Review & Comparison with Creative Shop Stamper

Some Items Press Sample
Some Items Purchased


I just received another package from Born Pretty store for review. I received the Squishy 4cm Stamper with 2 refill heads. I received the Rectangle White Stamper in a previous press sample. I bought the BP Clear Jelly Stamper & Creative Shop Stamper on my own.

So, with the Canadian exchange rate and shipping I ended up paying $20+ CAD for the Creative Shopper which was commonly touted as the best stamper at the time. I saw a similar looking stamper on Born Pretty Store and since most things are made in China anyway, I figured best case scenario they are an exact knock off, possibly even made by the same manufacturer or worst case scenario it is a horrible knock off and I didn't waste any money anyway. It ended up being somewhere between the two.

It is not a completely fair comparison because my Creative Shop stamper is just over a year old and the BPS stampers are brand new. My Creative Shop didn't work too well at first, it got better with time and more use so that may be the case with the BPS stamper heads as well. Both the Creative Shop stamper and the BPS Squishy stampers come in a metal holder and both the holder and the stamper heads were covered in oil, I simply washed these off with warm water and dish soap in the sink and then they were ready to use.

  • BPS stamper holder is taller than the Creative Shop holder.
  • Creative Shop head is firmer and less sticky (though still very squishy).
  • The pink head is the stickiest and squishiest and performed better than the red and blue heads.
  • The BPS heads all had wrinkles, uneven edges along the bottom and the blue head has a few knicks in the top. This did not seem to affect the stamping at all.
  • The BPS old school stamper picked up the most complete image but is very small and has a strange texture to it. It needed to be primed a lot. This is my least favorite of the stampers.
  • The BPS Clear Jelly stamper picked up the image seemingly equally as well as the Creative Shop stamper with the added bonus of being able to see where I am placing the image. It is much smaller than the 4cm heads but it's still larger than my nails by a long shot.
  • The Creative shop head fits in the BPS holder and the BPS heads fit in the Creative Shop holder despite the size difference.
Creative Shop Stamper: Picks up the image well. Best for very large image transfers and closeup photos but inaccurate placement.
BPS Clear Jelly Stamper: Picks up the image well, best for accurate placement and closeup photos.
BPS Squishy 4cm Stamper: Picks up decently, best price, perfectly fine if you're not taking closeup photos and just doing your nails to go out somewhere.
BPS Practical White Rectangle Stamper: It was good for it's time but there are much better stampers available now. However, I was able to learn and practice stamping with this one just fine.

Winners (tied): BPS Clear Jelly Stamper & Creative Shop Stamper. I would suggest buying either one of these. If cost is no issue, buy both. If cost is an issue, just go with the Clear Jelly Stamper. I do regret not having the original Clear Jelly Stamper for comparison but for me, cost is an issue.  

If you do make a purchase at Born Pretty Store, remember to use Code: UYG10 to get 10% off.

Creative Shop Stamper: $15 Color4Nails and various other re-sellers
BPS Squishy 4cm Stamper w/2 refill heads: $7.99 BornPrettyStore
BPS Clear Jelly Stamper: $2.99 BornPrettyStore
BPS Black Practical Stamper: $2.69 BornPrettyStore

L-R: Creative Shop Stamper, BPS Clear Jelly Stamper, BPS Squishy Stamper, BPS Practical Stamper

Some Items Press Sample
Some Items Purchased

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