Today I have another review of some Nail Art products sent to me by the Born Pretty Store. As you know if you have been following along lately, I was contacted by the Born Pretty Store to review some products, and was happy to try out the cool Nail Art items that Born Pretty sent me. You can find them online at bornprettystore.com. This is my third and final review of the items that I received. Click on the links below to read my other two reviews and see the manicures that I created. Here is a picture of everything.
I was sent a Disney themed stamping plate, floral water decals, and a set of dried flowers. Today I am focusing on the dried flowers. I had never heard of using dried flowers on my nails before the Born Pretty Store contacted me. I was immediately intrigued. I chose the product called “12 colours Ubique Dry Dried Flower UV Nail Art Design.” The products description from Born Pretty is 12 Different styles of dried flowers in an individual clear jars with screw-on lids. This is what arrived.
I have 12 small jars of colored dried flowers that make a kind of starburst pattern. The shades are chosen at random, but with 12 different colors, there is a pretty good selection of shades. The flowers are paper thin, and the idea is that you brush a layer of topcoat over you nails to act like glue to get the flowers to stick to your nail. You can leave them like that if you want, but for staying power, you should top them with another layer of topcoat to seal them in.
The base color that I used for this look was Wet n Wild Fast Dry Nail Color in “Twining Vines” from the Limited Edition Flora Collection for Spring 2012. I loved that metallic golden green for these flowers. These particular shades scream “Spring” to me, but the flowers can be used all year round. I think the red, yellow, and orange flowers will look great in the fall, and the blue starbursts can make lovely winter nail looks over white or silver base polish. Here is a closer look.
There are three or four dried flower starbursts in each jar, for a total of 36+ flowers. Like I said before, they are paper thin, and very fragile. I recommend using tweezers and cuticle scissors when applying. Even when you take care, the flowers may fall apart when trying to cut them. They are not difficult to apply, but the delicate flowers require some patience. Some flowers are more populated with buds than others, so you can get a variation on how many flower buds end up on your nails. The pink flowers that I chose were pretty heavily populated, so the flowers went on thickly. I tried to change it up on each nail so that you can see some of the various designs you can do with the flowers. If you have the patience, you can do even more intricate looks.
I chose not to seal my flowers with topcoat this time because I preferred the natural 3D look. I am also not a huge fan of texture on my nails, so I was okay with it not lasting as long. The first look I did with the flowers, I did use topcoat, and it felt similar to a textured polish. Think of the O.P.I. Liquid Sand or the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat polishes. They won’t be completely flat. I think that the Dried Flowers look unique and eye catching. I can see myself using them for special occasions when I want my nails to pop. This Dried Flower set retails for $6.08 at bornprettystore.com, but you can get 10% off any order from the website by using coupon code BBBK31. The Born Pretty Store is located in China, so shipping takes a long while. Plan on two to three weeks. On the upside, shipping is free worldwide with no minimum purchase amount, and orders ship within 24 hours. Check out their website, or facebook page for more details.
That’s it for this review and for the items that Born Pretty sent me. I was pleased with everything, and got some great nail looks out of the products. I think my favorite was the Disney themed stamping plate, but I did love the look that I got from the Water Decals. I think that I would like the flowers better if I didn’t hate textured polish. Even so, I think they look really cool and I am glad that I got a chance to try them. I will use them in the future. All in all, I think the Born Pretty Store is a great place to look for nail art products. There are so many interesting and different items all in one place than what you can normally find locally. I am glad that I got this opportunity to try some things out.
FTC Disclosure: The products reviewed in this post were provided to me for free by Born Pretty Store for consideration. This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest. No other compensation was accepted.