Monday, March 31, 2014

Comic book nails/Born Pretty Store Review

Today I have a 2 in 1 post. Comic book style nail art and a review of born pretty store brushes I received for review. You can find the review for the stamper set and glequins that I did HERE.

Here's what I used for today's nail art

Lets start with the brushes from Born Pretty Store. I had ordered brushes from Winstonia and received those at the same time as the ones to review from Born Pretty Store. The only difference I found in the 2 sets is the bigger brush of the 3. The Born Pretty Store brush is a bit bigger and thicker than the ones I had ordered from Winstonia. Other than that the Born Pretty Store brushes are a really good quality and worked well for the nail art I wanted to achieve today. 

These are the 2 that I used in today's nail art

After cleaning the brushes in between each color they bounced right back as if I had just opened them. I love how thin and pointed the tips are and the handles are pretty sturdy and not wobbly. I had an issue with a set of brushes I had ordered about a year ago where as soon as I took the little plastic piece off the tip of the brush it had popped off from the handle. No issues with that here.

Close up of the 2 brushes

Overall I would highly recommend these brushes to anyone. Now onto the nail art that these brushes helped create. I also want to point out that I have never made such small and straight lines with other brushes I've had.

Had to pose with the brushes used

Items used for today's post

Duri Rejovacote
China Glaze-White on White
China Glaze- Pool Party
Nail Tek Quicken (Used in between layers)
Wet N Wild Matte Top Coat
Black, White, and yellow acrylic paints
Dotting tools
00 and 000 brush from Born Pretty Store

You can find the brushes from this post by visiting the Born Pretty Store Website or a direct link to the brushes are here. 3 Pc Brush Set

Also dont forget that I have a 10% discount code that you can use when you checkout at the Born Pretty Store. After 10 uses of this code we can have a sponsored giveaway from the Born Pretty Store.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review | Stamper and Sequins

I was sent a few items from Born Pretty Store to review. I have a stamper/scraper set and some glitter sequins to show you.

First up I'm going to show you the stamper/scraper set. I am extremely impressed with this stamper. The stamper itself is so squishy and works 100 times better than my old one. I will definitely be using this one from now on. It is double sided with a larger stamper on one side and a smaller stamper on the other. The scraper is just as good. I finally have an all plastic scraper that will not damage my plates.

The only downside to the squishy-ness is you get dust and hair and everything else attaching to it. Nothing a cotton ball and some polish remover cant help with though. I just wiped it before each use.

Below you will see the difference the scraper makes. I used to get so mad after seeing all the scratches on my plates. Not Anymore!

Scratching caused by old scraper

Here you can see no scratching.

 Now for some stamping. I want to point out that I LOVE the idea of stamping but hated stamping. I just could never get it to work. I found my problem after trying this. It was the stamper, Not me!

It picks up the entire image smoothy and transfers great. Expect to see more stamping from me coming up.

Now for some sequin glittery goodness.

I have never used these before so I cant exactly compare them to anything but I can say it extremly fun to use these. There are so many different things you can do with them. I was half expecting the shine to go away after applying top coat, but as you can see...They still shine! I love these. I will be using them more coming up.

I've got one more item from Born Pretty Store to review, but I'm going to leave that for another post. I have a 3 piece brush set to show you next time. Until then you can check out Born Pretty Store by using any of the links below.

You can find the stamper set at this link---> Double Sided Stamper Set 
Here you can find the Glitter Sequins---> Shiny Glequins

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