31 August 2011

Born Pretty Polish Review

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Hi Lacquerheads!  Today I am reviewing a polish that was sent to me by Born Pretty.  I am sure many of you have heard of them before, but if you haven't, here is the deal!  Born Pretty is a very reliable website that is located in Hong Kong that sells wholesale nail art and cosmetics.  They started as an eBay store, which you can check out here.  In fact their eBay store has had a "top seller" rating since April 2010.  They then opened their online retail store, www.bornprettystore.com at the end of 2010 


Before I was contacted by Jayce I had placed a few orders with them myself.  I generally do not review websites, but since I had been happy with my previous customer service I happily agreed!  I was allowed to pick out a nail polish to review, and I picked a green shimmer polish.  When I received it, I was blown away by the bottle!  I loved the shape.  Then I realized why I love the shape:


It's a dupe of a CND bottle!  I actually really like CND bottles, so I was very pleased.  It even had the same wide, flat brush!


I am happy to say that the polish does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, or DPB.  


Online the shade is listed as a "shimmer polish."  On the bottle it is called "Crystal Sand Nail Color."
Translation?  It is a foil!  A gorgeous foil, actually.  I had a hard time capturing the green color accurately.  The picture above is the most color accurate.


Like most foils, it was easy to apply.  I cannot comment on the wear time, as I only wore it for about 36 hours.  I am happy to stain there was no staining, and it was actually easier to remove than most foils.


Born Pretty does a lot of promotions.  You can almost always receive a free gift!  I have a Hello Kitty fauxnad from them - I didn't even pay shipping!  You can check it out here.  They have an active Facebook page, and a pretty cool Rewards Program.  In fact, you can get these Hello Kitty nail art stickers for FREE set by liking them on Facebook!


If you are looking for fun nail art items, I definitely suggest you check them out.  Please note they appear to manufacture their own items, so you will not find any "name brand" items on their site.

Have you ordered from Born Pretty before?  What items did you receive that you liked?

xoxo,
polish insomniac

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