Hi everyone! I have another Born Pretty Store review for you today. I just LOVE doing these reviews and having the opportunity to try out the new nail art goodies that they have to offer. I shop at Born Pretty Store often, they have such a huge variety to choose from, their prices are reasonable and I don’t have to sell a kidney on the black market for shipping. I do pay $3.00 for a tracking number to South Africa, but shipping is free! Born Pretty Store is actually huge and offers a LOT more than just nail art paraphernalia. They have everything from scarves to decor for your house! You really should check them out. For today’s review I was sent 5 beautiful flat metal nail decorations to show you. Here is the mani I came up with:
I started off with an L.A. Girl base coat to protect my nails. I painted 2 coats of the Accessorize polish pictured above. Unfortunately the polish has no name, but I would like to note that it lives up to the promise on the cap of the bottle. This polish was completely opaque in ONE coat. You gotta love a good one coater! I don’t even have to wonder if I’ll be able to stamp with this one, I’m willing to bet money that it can. These decorations come in packs of 5 and there are 5 different designs to choose from. You can see and buy them here. I learnt a few things about using these while doing this mani, so I have a couple of tips to share with you. The decorations are very pliable and bend easily. I was silly and tried to bend them to fit over my c curve after I painted my nails and my polish wasn’t 100% dry yet. You can see that the polish seeped through the decoration a bit, that was totally my fault! I would recommend choosing where you would like to place the decoration before you start painting. Place the decoration on your nail and bend it to fit your c curve. This will make application a breeze later on. I added a little clear top coat over the metallic blue and adhered the decoration onto my nail. You’ll notice that the decorations look different. They are actually exactly the same, but one is rotated. A completely different look using exactly the same decorations! Whoop! I sealed in the design with 2 generous coats of Seche Vite. Because I didn’t bend the decorations well, I didn’t manage to seal the edges of one of them with the top coat and I did manage to snag it often. You live and you learn. These removed with ease and I am happy to report that the gold colouring did not come off when they came into contact with acetone. This means you can use them again. Now that is value for money!
I really like the way these looked and I would like to get one or two of the other shapes for myself as well. What do you think of these? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below. Don’t forget you can use my affiliate link in the sidebar on the right to register on Born Pretty Store, as well as my 10% discount code for non discounted items