Saturday, May 26, 2012

Review: Born Pretty Store dried flower

Hi everyone :) I recently received some items from Born Pretty Store to review. Today I have some dried flower which can be used for nail art. The kit comes with 12 randomly selected dried flowers and costs $7.08 per kit. I found from the two little pots of flowers I used (will have to check with the other ones to see if they're the same), there are only enough flowers included for one hand - i.e. 5 dried flower pieces. This wasn't a problem for me as I intended to vary the flowers in my mani; however, you may have to cut some up if you wish to use one type of flower for an entire manicure.

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I started off with two coats of China Glaze Light as air and Ulta3 spring shower on alternating nails. Taking my Glossyblossom nail art striper, I applied the white stripes. I then chose to use the blue and purple dried flowers I received and coordinated it with some rhinestones.

To stick the flowers onto my nail, I simply dabbed a little clear polish onto the end of my dotting tool to pick the flower up. I then dabbed a little more of the polish onto the back of the flower before pressing it down onto my nail, making sure that the edges stuck down. After adding the rhinestones in the same method, I sealed my manicure with a top coat.

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I can't comment on the wear of the dried flowers as my mani never dried, even after 3hrs. It was completely destroyed in my shower, unfortunately :( I'm not sure if it was the flowers which slowed the drying time down as I've used these polishes before with the same top coat and had no issues. I'll have to try this again as I quite liked the end result.

Born Pretty Store also sells many other nail art supplies at dirt cheap prices, check them out here! They offer free international shipping on all purchases, no matter how much or little you buy. If you use my code PIJ61, you'll receive a 10% discount - just enter it into the allocated slot when you check out your items.

I really did enjoy using the dried flowers and am itching to use the rest of them :P Have you used them before? If so, how was your experience with them?

Thanks for reading :)
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  1. I've never seen tried flowers used in manicures before, and i must say it looks really nice! Too bad that about the drying issues though. :(

  2. Looks very cool :) I wonder what the drying issue was..I hate it when a creation disintegrates :(

  3. It's so gorgeous!
    I love it!

  4. This looks really cute but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to get it right myself! xx

  5. This is gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear that it all got destroyed :(

  6. The flowers along with the matching stripes look amazing-- too bad it didn't dry properly:(

  7. Really pretty! I'm loving the way you matched the flowers and nail polish! ^_^

  8. wow they look so pretty! And I love your stripe manis, they always look awesome!!!

  9. The drying time really was a let down :( Hopefully it's a once off, I'll be trying these out again very soon!


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