*Today's post contains an item(s) that was provided for reviewing purposes however I will as always give my full, honest and unbiased opinion.
Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Gimme a little update, I love to know how you are all getting on.
I can hardly believe we are half way through the week again – I thought last year went fast but blimey!
Today I'll be showing you two products from the Born Pretty Store, yes, two in one post! Look at me goooo! *Almost falls off chair* One wasn't actually included in my review line up but I thought I'd give you a little look too :)
Ahem.. First of all I have 'Born Pretty Store Chameleon Starry Paillette Sparkly, UltraThin Glitter Sequins' to share with you, these come in a set of 12 colours but I'll be showing you #2734
Keep on reading to see how this looks over other colours and to see the next product!
I'll start by saying the obvious. These are not 'sequins'. In actually fact they are more like very fine flakes of pigmented powder, imagine eye shadow meets foil. This pot contains approximately 12-0.15g. You don't need to use a lot for this to be effective so it will last longer than you think.
I wore my NYC peel off base coat for this manicure, ensuring I can remove the gel easily as and when I decide. I have tried these with many different base colours so I wont list them here, but you can see how this looks on various colours.
I applied these by using the Born Pretty Store gel top coat over my desired base colour(I *need* a full size of this gel!!) and once cured under my lamp I used the eye shadow brush to pick up some of the flakes from the jar and rub them onto the nail. I didn't need a lot of pressure and the flakes very quickly took to the nail. To seal them in I used the same top coat again and cured again for around 20 seconds.
The whole process is actually really quick and easy with not much mess involved.
I know some of you are dubious about using gel polishes and I do understand that, but the method I am using here ensures quick, easy and safe removal of the gels once I wish to remove it.
Conclusion? Overall I am really happy with these flakes and I love how they look paired with nail art (Now you can see what I used for my Star Wars nail art.) I like how easy they are to use, I'm content with the quality & quantity...however.. Now I want to try all of the colours..!
Today's second product is one that I felt I probably couldn't write too much about. Its a simple idea but it offers a very useful solution that we probably all face.
This is 'Born Pretty Colour Buttons, Polish Display White Adhesive Plaster' - This is an ideal way to keep track of your nail polishes, depending on how you keep your nail polish it may be hard to find exactly which one you are looking for – unless of course you are lucky enough to have a nail polish rack or shelving solution. For me that isn't an option due to limited space.
While I feel I don't need this for my nail polishes though it did come in handy another way.
They come on a single sheet containing 25 individual round stickers. They come on a sillicon type base and are very flexible and easy to paint. While this is not something a lot of people will need if you are having trouble finding your beloved paints and polishes this acts as a nice and simple (and clean looking) solution.
My acrylic paints are something I reach for nearly on a daily basis however they are in the second drawer down on my desk and while its the perfect home to keep them safe when it is dark it can be hard to tell which colour I am grabbing until I've taken the bottle completely out and looked at it in the light. These handy little stickers are idea for making them obvious.
So today's post was a mammoth, wasn't it?! But that's ok because I love spending time with you guys :)
Do let me know what you think of these products, would you nail station benefit from the swatch buttons? What do you think of the powder flakes?
I hope you all have a fantastic day, thank you for visiting me again. I'll be back on Saturday with another nail art post.