Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Born Pretty Store Review - Stud Rhinestones

*Products provided in exchange for an honest review. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.* 

I'm excited to share my newest goodies with you all - I recently received some stud rhinestones from the Born Pretty Store to review!

Born Pretty sells a variety of products (I actually bought my cell phone case from them!), with one of their specialties being nail art. While browsing their site, I was immediately drawn to these edgy stud rhinestones. They aren't your typical  "rhinestone" per say, and I think that's what I liked about them. 

There are a lot of really fun options to choose from in this set, but I started out with some gold elliptical rhinestones and Orly's Fowl Play (which is stunning and these photos do not even do it justice). Very simple, but very chic. In the words of an awesome co-worker, very Cleopatra. Um, yes please!

There are a few ways to apply these, all of them I think relatively quick and easy. The first is to use nail glue. I don't particularly like doing this because I always struggle with removing it afterwards. Another option is to stick the studs directly into your base or top coat. The 3rd and final way, would be applying them to your wet polish. I went with option 3. 

While my base color was still wet, I stuck the stud where I wanted and let it sit for a bit. To make sure they stayed in place after the polish dried, I put a layer of top coat over the entire mani. I wore this look for almost 3 days and all studs were accounted for with no movement or edges sticking up. I was even able to salvage all of them to reuse at a later date. Pretty good value if you ask me. 
Because the studs/rhinestones are very thin, they don't protrude much on your nail like you might expect. Very nice for me because I know I would get them stuck in my hair or something silly like that. 

As I said before, there are a lot of options to choose from in this kit. 12 different types of rhinestones in varying shapes and colors (silver, gold, clear). 
The price is right as well. These are only $4.89 shipped. Yup, SHIPPED. Born Pretty ships free, world wide - pretty darn awesome if you ask me. I hate paying for shipping!
As I've mentioned here, Born Pretty was kind enough to send me a code that gives you 10% off your entire purchase. My code is SRL91 and can be used as many times as your nail art loving hearts would like. 

I also want to let you know that I don't received any compensation for you all using my code. The benefit of using the code goes to you guys, my fabulous readers. If my code is used 10 times, Born Pretty will sponsor a giveaway or contest on my blog where you all get a chance to win something fabulous from them. 
What are your thoughts on this sort of nail art? I'm a lover of hand painted art, but these are so quick and fun that I think I'll have to add them to my cycle of artwork. 

Happy Polishing! :)