Friday, March 13, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review - Diamond loose nail art glitter featuring China Glaze Wanderlust

Hey My Polish Friends!

Today I will be reviewing a product sent to me from Born Pretty Store, 2x4mm Rhombus Glitter Item #16757.  I chose the light blue color to review but it’s listed as 804.  I’ve never used loose nail art glitter before so I was excited and nervous lol  I decided to pair it with 2 colors from the China Glaze Road Trip Collection, Wanderlust and Dashboard Dreamer.   If you follow me on Instagram you probably think I’m sounding like a broken record because I won’t shut-up about the collection!  I can’t help it, all the colors are just so “me.”  Onto the mani!

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer Swatch Road Trip Collection

Born Pretty Store Diamond loose nail art glitter

The glitter comes in a mini clear jar, as you can see this is like a lifetime supply lol They are super shiny and reflective, I stared at this little jar for entirely too long…… must…… have……. Shiny things!

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China Glaze Wanderlust Dashboard Dreamer Swatch Road Trip Collection

China Glaze Wanderlust Swatch Road Trip Collection

I’ve read that loose glitter can be tricky to handle, so my technique was to dump some out onto a piece of paper and spread it out.  Once my mani was all done, I added top coat.  I used a top coat that wasn’t crazy fast drying so that I would have enough time to place the glitter.  I used one of my dotting tools to pick up each piece of glitter, I wet one of the cosmetic sponges I had laying around and dabbed the dotting tool to get it a little wet and that made the glitter stick to the tool.  Then I placed it onto the wet top coat.  Was it really that easy?  Yea actually it was!  Now, my designs are pretty simple so that could explain why it was so easy lol I imagine covering the entire nail would be a little more difficult.  Once my top coat was dry, I added another layer to seal them in.  I was thinking the glitter might stick up a bit but they actually lay pretty flat even on my strong C-curve shaped nails!  And the second layer of top coat almost made them completely smooth, I’ve been wearing them since last night and they haven’t caught or snagged on anything.

China Glaze Wanderlust Swatch Road Trip Collection

For the base I used China Glaze Wanderlust, a soft pink that leans just ever so slightly lavender with the most gorgeous pink/orange shimmer!  This color is so soft and feminine and absolutely perfect for Spring.  First coat was sheer but the second coat went completely opaque.  It can be just a little brush stroke but nothing like using a metallic polish, I was able to smooth the streaks out just by going over an area a couple times.

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer Swatch Road Trip Collection

On the accent nail I used China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer, a soft warm baby blue with the same shimmer as Wanderlust.  I love Dashboard Dreamer more than Wanderlust!  OMG it has the ethereal quality to it, so pretty and I own nothing else like it.  Again, first coat was sheer but second coat and it was opaque.  Just a gorgeous must-have color IMO.

Born Pretty Store Diamond loose nail art glitter

And for funsies, here’s a macro of the 2x4mm Rhombus Glitter Item #16757 glitter that had me so enthralled.  Isn’t it pretty!  After trying this glitter I know I MUST HAVE moooaaarrrr colors!  I love the effect and the different graphic patterns and shapes you could create.  So many options with these.  Check out Born Pretty Store for tons and tons of nail art goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

(Some of these items were sent to me for review.)

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