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Born Pretty store haul!

Born Pretty store haul!

First I want to say thank you to a sweet lady, Sophie, aka MoonBeautyBar on YouTube, for my shopping spree at the born Pretty Store at

This Singapore-based shop has a lot of really cool polishes, cosmetics, nail art accessories, jewelry and more. Just to get my feet wet, I picked out a few pretty polishes, some nail gems, and a few pieces of costume jewelry to use when I photograph for my blog.

I will be reviewing the polishes soon but just looking through the bottle, they are super pretty! The one on the right is actually a textured polish.

I probably wouldn’t wear the rings out much as they are really inexpensive and I’m thinking without a good layer of clear nail polish on those puppies, Id see some color turning. But I love the stretchy mock diamond bands. They fit on any finger! Thank you so much Sophie!

UPDATED NOTATION: I will have to say it took a full month to arrive after ordering, but I think it’s because the store was closed for week in celebration of a local holiday. Communication with the company is exceptional. But you will have to pull out your patience cap if you’re ordering from the USA. I have found they do not get in any hurry to ship your order and the “ships in 24 hours” promise is just a metaphor. :-/

Update if you’re a blogger who is wanting to review for Born Pretty, my experience. This has no bearing on their products. Just my frustration with the program:
If you are considering doing blog reviews for this company, I want you to be aware of something. Communication with them has become increasingly spotty. They ask for product choices that you’d like to test and review. They send you items at their cost for this purpose. It started out fine from my first order. Fast forward to today, May 17, 2014, I have been volleying back and forth for 2 months. I sent them, at their request, items I’d like to review next. A full week later I get an email an item is out of stock. This is from their NEW ITEMS listing. So I go through the site, choose again, email. Wait two weeks for response. Etc, etc. Without giving you every ridiculous detail, either someone is “posing” as Alice, my previous contact, or she’s not making it into the office very often. I got an email this morning to give her a detailed choice of the last item replacement. I did. I never had this trouble ordering for myself with my own money or points. So, for you bloggers out there who are considering reviewing products for their blogger program, get ready for frustration. I want to be perfectly honest about this because I know that a lot of my readers are bloggers themselves. It’s not always easy dealing with a company in a foreign company. There’s language and translation barriers. Culture differences at times and communication is almost always somewhat delayed. But this is over the top. I’ve always been kind and understanding with BP store, but I think it’s time to convey the fact that this is bugging the tar out of me. I even chose a nail polish from their site for review, as the three polishes I bought before were nice. She emailed me two weeks later, they can’t send polish overseas. SAY WHAT?! Bogus. So there. This is off my chest and we will see where it goes from here. Have any of you had these issues with your contact? Let me know.

See below for my 10% discount code when you shop at Born Pretty. Apply at checkout. use LDX31 for 10% off your order! use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

6 thoughts on “Born Pretty store haul!”

  1. I was contacted to try some things out from here. I was busy and didn’t get back for a minute so I may have missed out. I am thinking of getting some butterfly water decals! interested to see what you think of the polishes.

  2. I doubt you missed out Jaime. I would contact them back. There aren’t that many decals at least in the packs they sent me. If you did all nail one pack will be enough. Depending on the design, they are either going to be more filmy/flimsy or stiffer. But they are manageable and easier than you might think. They are sooo pretty and I’d love to try those blue delft ones! I can’t speak for the polishes yet as I haven’t had a chance to try them. They smell sort of strange but I sort of think they may not be 3-free.

  3. I came across the Free Samples tab whilst browsing their site just there and after a few minutes of googling I came across your post.
    I spotted a few spelling mistakes on the site and wondered if it might be more hassle than it was worth – thanks for the heads up!

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