Showing posts with label Born Pretty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Born Pretty. Show all posts

February 4, 2014

Born Pretty Nail Studs For Valentine's Day

Born Pretty sent me a few fun things to try out including this wheel of metallic studs. There are a couple of different sizes & three colors. I used them to for a simple heart accent nail for Valentine's Day. The polish is Zoya Channing.

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April

Disclosure: I was provided a product sample by Born Pretty. This in no way affects my opinions of the product. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

February 3, 2014

Born Pretty Nail Foil

Born Pretty sent me a few fun things to try out including my first nail foil. I don't have any nail foil glue so I used the the slightly tricky technique of waiting for your polish to dry just the right amount before applying the foil. I messed up my first few attempts wither by waiting too long or not waiting long enough. I felt like Goldilocks & was about to give up when I finally got it just right.

Your base polish has to be dry enough that you can't dent it but still just a bit tacky. Then you just place the foil on your nail and give to a good scratch, depositing the metal onto your nail. I love the way it looked immediately. Unbelievably shiny and smooth! I'd read that adding a topcoat causes foils to shrink & lose a bit of their shine but I found it necessary since the foil wore off very quickly without a topcoat. It still looked cool even with a topcoat as shown in my photos.

I'd love to get my hands on more nail foil colors & some of the nail foil glue so I can try all sorts of fun techniques I've seen around the web. The always amazing blog, Lucy's Stash, has tons of amazing looks using nail foils.

I used American Apparel Manhattan Beach for the base color. I'm still completely in love with their sheer collection. Every color is drop dead gorgeous & Manhattan Beach is a perfect match for this outfit!

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April

Disclosure: I was provided a product sample by Born Pretty. This in no way affects my opinions of the product. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

July 6, 2011

Born Pretty Sticker Stencils



Born Pretty sent me some of their nail art sticker stencils to try out. These are a fantastic option for someone who has been frustrated by stamping & free hand methods.


You simply peel off one the stencils.


Then place it wherever you want on your already polished nail. You need to wait until your base is mostly dry. The stickers are re-positionable, so no worries if you don't get it quite right at first.


Apply polish to the design. Sticker stencils have a big advantage over stamping because you can use whatever polish you want!


Immediately peel off the stencil, add a layer of top coat and you're all done! Fastest, most foolproof nail art ever!!


At just $4.18 for 10 different designs, this set form Born Pretty is a terrific deal. I've used a similar product from smARTNAILS; they are much more expensive but offer a wider variety and the ability to choose only designs that you really like. Your choice as to which company better suits your needs. Born pretty does offer a ton of nail art options though. You can see other products I've tried from their store here & here.


I used Finger Paints Yellow Bikini for the base & Essie Chinchilly for the design. You can enter to win half of my Bron Pretty Sticker Stencil set in my current giveaway!


Thanks for reading!
April

Disclosure: I was provided a product sample by Born Pretty. This in no way affects my opinions of the product. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.