Today's post another review post for some items from the Born Pretty Store. I've always enjoyed buying nail art items from Born Pretty, because they have a wonderful variety of items at low prices and with free shipping, so I'm excited to get to try some out for review purposes.
The first product I am reviewing today are these lovely nail sequins in color #7, which currently cost $0.99. I've been seeing people playing with these all over Instagram and the bloggosphere, so I was excited to give these a try! They came to me packaged very securely, with the little plastic tub sealed inside a plastic bag. The container itself also has a seal on the inside to keep the glitter in. Very nice, because I wouldn't want to open my shipment to find it covered with glitter on the inside!
Here's what it looks like on the inside! So one thing I will note, is the glitter does not go all the way down to the "bottom" of the jar- the cavity in the container itself is fairly shallow. There is still plenty of glitter in here, however.
I went ahead and put some glitter pieces on my silicone mat to work with them easier, but if you want to get leftovers back into your jar it would be better to put them on a piece of paper, because these babies really stuck to my mat and I ended up having to wash them off with water!
But these sequins are really, really gorgeous! I was drawn to this particular color because it reminded me of city lights at night. I think my favorite color in this jar is the lovely iridescent purple colored sequin!
The other product in this review today is a stamping plate with some fun around-the-world themed images, current price $1.59. It came to me inside the cardboard protective sleeve, and also with a protective layer of blue film that must be removed prior to stamping.
Here it is in all its glory! I picked this plate because I find myself in need of more city-scape type images, and I also really love the globe in the center of the plate.
So, I decided to pair these two items together to make a mani, since the colors of the nail sequins remind me of city lights and I have a plate here with city images, I figured they would go together perfectly.
I started with a dark base to represent a night sky. My next step was to do glitter placement. There are black glitters in this mix that I did not include in this mani, because they got lost against the black base.
I like how the mix has a variety of sizes and colors of glitter, because it makes it really easy to create a glitter placement look.
One thing I did notice was that the little purple glitters didn't come in the largest glitter size. Also, I found that the biggest glitters needed to be placed towards the middle of my nail, where my nail is flatter, because they kind of poked up at the edges if I put them towards the sides of my nail.
For the other nails, I did some very basic and easy stamping with the city stamping plate.
If you are interested in trying out either of these items, they can be found at the Born Pretty Store:
Click here for the sequins
or here for the stamping plate
You can also use my Born Pretty discount code for 10% off your purchase: RACHX31
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful! Let me know if you have any questions about the products tested here or what you think about them!