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Born Pretty Store swatches to share!

I have received a few items from the Born Pretty Store, and since they were arriving separately in my mailbox, I wanted to wait until they all arrived and post them all together. So I have quite a selection of items for nail art so grab a coffee and have a seat. Here we go!

I’ll start with the best…and work down šŸ˜‰ Yeah, some were what I call “close” but no cigar. At least not for me. I think my favorite item from this menagerie was the Cat Eye Gel polish. It came with a special magnet that you hold over the polish before its cured, creating a mesmerizing cat eye effect. Now I want it in every color! I give this one 5 stars because the magnet was easy to use, the gel had a good strong amount of magnetics to create a stunning look. Color is BP-08 Jade Cat Eye.

Here is Born Pretty Professional UV & LED Soak Off Color Coat gel polish, Cat Eye in the color Jade. 2 coats.

And to follow-up, here is the same Cat Eye Gel BP-08 Jade with a BP gel holo flakes top coat #03 on top! Love this!

BP gel topper 03 over Jade cat eye gel, BP-08.

You know I absolutely love flakies and powder pigments. They are so transforming and really perk up a mani. First, here some holo flakies in BP 39677, a silver holo.

BP 39677 holo flakies are easy to work with. Can be used over regular polish, mixed into a sheer color, topped with water base top coat or used with gel polish.

And a great silver flakies powder, not to be confused with the super fine metallic chrome pigments, but a bit chunkier. These can be used loose, or burnished in (rubbed into a waterbase top coat or gel no wipe top coat) You’re only limited by your imagination. Go chunky and sparse or rub in a lot! BP silver flakies powder BP 39745.

Her is another pretty gel top coat with holo flakies in color #BP 01 over a rusty red!

This one gets an A for what it could have been. The gradient from red to purple/pink is gorgeous! Nail Foil papers are not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, and I have to admit I’ve worked with better. This one gave me a run for my money and would NOT rub in smoothly, but rather created more of a burnished metallic look. Still pretty, but I have hope for a more fluid look. BP nail foil redpink 38895.

BP nail foil redpink 38895 over a burgundy nail polish.

I had such high hopes for this nail art stamping plate. (BP stamping plate L015) You know of love cats, and this one definitely needs more practice, or maybe the etched images are not etched deep enough. I tried several different polishes that I KNOW have worked great in the past with other plates. Nope, none of them worked right and only gave me partial stamped images. I seriously wanted to sling this plate across the room! LOL But I mushed on. Finally I decided to try a black gel polish and that worked but looked somewhat blurry. But hey. I’m not here to sing the praises of every product I test. This one, cute but I’d give it’s performance 2 stars out of 5. That makes me sad. I’m not finished with it yet. I’ll keep trying because hey, it’s full of cats! LOL

BP stamping plate L015.

BP Kitty stamping plate L015

Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

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Born Pretty Store silver shell studs

These are sure to be a hit for all you nautical/beach loving nailistas! The Mini Hollow-out Shell Nail Studs Charming 3D Nail Art Decoration Super easy to apply, just dab one in a tiny bit of clear nail polish and apply to nail. Add a clear topcoat to protect the gem.

I am loving these delicate silver shell nail gems from the Born Pretty Store. It's perfect that they have a gentle curve on the underside that allows then to sit flatter on the nail.

I am loving these delicate silver shell nail gems from the Born Pretty Store. It’s perfect that they have a gentle curve on the underside that allows then to sit flatter on the nail.

Born Pretty 3D nail charms silver shells, come in 10 piece packs. I lucked out and received 12!  Item number 17228_2

Born Pretty 3D nail charms silver shells, come in 10 piece packs. I lucked out and received 12! Item number 17228_2

Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

*Item was sent to me for my honest review.

Born Pretty Water decals in a mandelbrot explosion of color

I love playing with water decals from Born Pretty Store. The online store sent me a few items for review and this design intrigued me. I have always loved mandelbrot designs and this one is super colorful. Trippy! Let me state that it did challenge me. I would have liked to see this sheet larger since it’s a continuous design but it’s so gorgeous, I think it’s most useful as an accent nail art. Let’s take a look.

Item 191 Item ID 17693 Water Decals for full nail. I used it over the purple but I would recommend using it over white to make the colors stand out better!

Item 191 Item ID 17693 Water Decals for full nail. I used it over the purple but I would recommend using it over white to make the colors stand out better!

The size of the actual useable decal is just over 2.25" by 2" so if you wanted to do all ten fingers, you might want to pick up 2-4 sheets depending on length and width of your nails.

The size of the actual useable decal is just over 2.25″ by 2″ so if you wanted to do all ten fingers, you might want to pick up 2-4 sheets depending on length and width of your nails.


You can order the item HERE!

Conclusion: I like water decals. But these were trickier to work with than those with single objects you cut out. They are currently only $1.92 US. Since this type of continuous design makes you cut the portion you want to use on your nails, and the sheet as you can see isn’t enough for a full mani, I’d recommend using it for an accent nail to get your money’s worth. That way you can cut this sheet in a few choice pieces. Also, since these are not your typical single step and repeated type, like a rose or a starfish, etc., on the sheet, it is a bit more difficult to place and trim. They tend to want to wrinkle if you don’t work fast. I used a thin coat of topcoat, then place, trim and topcoat again. Also, my topcoat wanted to turn the decal into jelly at the ends but I trimmed that off.

Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

*Item was sent to me for my honest review.

A tropical look with Born Pretty water decals!

With summertime approaching, a great and easy way to accent your beach look is with palm tree water decals from Born Pretty Store. The online store sent me a few items for review and if you know me by now, I’m always thinking of palm trees, sandy beaches and the ocean. Let’s take a look.

These cute Palm trees, leaves and branches come on one sheet, plenty of sizes and pieces to go around for several manis, item Number 16606. Order at the Born Pretty Store here!

These cute Palm trees, leaves and branches come on one sheet, plenty of sizes and pieces to go around for several manis, item Number 16606. Order at the Born Pretty Store here!

These decals are easy to prepare and apply. Just cut the ones you wish to use, remove the protective plastic top sheet, place in a small bowl of tepid water (I use a 1 ounce medicine cup), soak for about 10-20 seconds, pat dry and slide the decal onto your finger. I use tweezers to place on my prepared nail. Add topcoat and voila!

 #ā€Žmarksdeserttears.  @emeraldandash  Shout out to Mark Wise who leaves for the Sahara Desert 156 mile foot race, Marathon Des Sables April 1, with the official start of the race on April 6th. This sandy desert mani I used Desert Tears from Emerald & Ash. Markā€™s charity of choice is the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Woodruff Foundationā€™s mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home by funding innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Sunset shades used are Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, Zoya Wendy and Ling. Palm Trees are water decals from Born Pretty Store.  

#ā€Žmarksdeserttears.  @emeraldandash  Shout out to Mark Wise who leaves for the Sahara Desert 156 mile foot race, Marathon Des Sables April 1, with the official start of the race on April 6th. This sandy desert mani I used Desert Tears from Emerald & Ash. Markā€™s charity of choice is the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Woodruff Foundationā€™s mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home by funding innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Sunset shades used are Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, Zoya Wendy and Ling. Palm Trees are water decals from Born Pretty Store.  

You can order the item 1Pc Nail Water Decals Transfer Sticker Hawaii Coconut Trees Pattern
# 16606 Here
!

Conclusion: I LOVE these easy decals. They are currently only $1.95 US. I’m not the greatest freehand artist and doing tiny art like this can be daunting for many. I highly recommend this product. Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

*Item was sent to me for my honest review.

Nail art gems, when you want to bling it up a notch

You know, there are times when a girl has just got to add a little something to her mani. That’s why I love the convenience of nail art gems and addons. They take a pretty but plain manicure to pretty amazing in minutes. Today I wanted to share with you a cute collection of gems I received from Born Pretty store.

Pretty iridescent hearts for a mani with heart!

Pretty iridescent hearts for a mani with heart!

My method of application is pretty straight forward. For multiple small to medium gems, I first add a coat of topcoat then add on the pieces. I will have already determined where they should go. For singles as you see on the other fingers, I simply apply a dot of the clearcoat where the gem will go and using a pair of nail art tweezers apply the gem. Polish used for this pretty pink mani is called “My Heart Keeps Skipping” by Spell Polish, a wonderful indie brand you should check out! Heather’s polishes are amazing!

These nail art gems in two sizes of iridescent hearts are perfect for any romantic mani.

These nail art gems in two sizes of iridescent hearts are perfect for any romantic mani.

You can pick these cute gems up at Born Pretty store here. http://www.bornprettystore.com/mini-shiny-heart-rhinestone-acrylic-nail-decoration-1box-p-15805.html

Visit Born Pretty to see all the other cool stuff!

Born Pretty is located in Singapore so if you are ordering from outside the region, your order will take at least a month to arrive. So if you are shopping for gifts, do keep that in mind. You can receive a 10% discount in your order by using this code below…

www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

This product was sent to me for my honest review.

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