Sunday, January 27, 2013

Born Pretty Flocking Velvet Nail in Hot Pink

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I am fortunate to work with Born Pretty Store. They are most known for their nail art products.

I receive Flocking Powder Manicure Nail Art Nail Polish.They have many colors you can choose from including red, black, green, and so on. I decided to get hot pink. Not only that, they were kind enough to send me a brush.
This is Born Pretty Nail Brush for Fun Flocking Powder Manicure Nail Art. I did not realize until now that you can actually just buy the brush by itself. My initial reaction was that this brush reminded me of brushes that come with drugstore blushes. The drugstore blushes that comes to mind are Milani and Physicians Formula. They have similar kind of brushes. After my initial reaction, I realized the brush isn't sturdy and some hairs are sticking out. Even though the hairs are sticking out, it doesn't shed. Overall, this brush is good for brushing the flocking powder. I definitely recommend this for anything related to nail art!
Product Review: Born Pretty Flocking Powder Manicure Nail Art Nail Polish in Hot Pink

Where to purchase: online at
Price: $5.80 for about 13 g

Description from the website:
How to use:
1. Lay down old newspapers or plastic to protect the work area.
2. Apply base coat on your nails, wait to dry.
3. Apply nail polish (the same color as the Velvet Powder), wait to dry.
4. Apply nail polish again, then immediately put the Velvet Powder on your nail, then allow to dry (use the Tweezer to mix the Velvet Powder before using).
5. Use the black brush to sweep away any excess Velvet, which can be capture in the accompanying tray. Don't discard it - pour it back into the bottle.
6. Because of the 3D texture, there's no need for a top coat.
Thoughts: I was extremely excited about this product! Last year, the biggest thing was caviar nails. I know this year the biggest thing or at least the beginning of this year will be velvet nails. For that reason, I wanted to try this product out.
The product is fluffy, soft, and just looks cool in my opinion. They also give you a lot of Velvet Powder to last you a long time. I love Born Pretty Store made a video on this product. It looks really easy and something a beginner can do. Let me tell you it is pretty easy! It's also not that messy as I thought it would be. You will definitely need a newspaper or a recyclable paper. Other than that, it doesn't spread beyond.
Here's a look I came out with. I used the Velvet Powder on my ring finger and I tried to do some nail art with the powder. If you're doing the Velvet Powder by itself, it is easy. If you want to do nail art with the powder, I do not recommend it. It's hard and doesn't look that great. I used the powder on the pinks on the index and middle finger.

Overall opinion... if you want a fun look that's in at the moment, this is it. It's easy to use, not that messy, and the best part you do not need a top coat. After I painted my nails, I just kept looking at the Velvet Powder. I just loved it! As time went on, days, the Velvet Powder would disappear and I could see my naked nails. By the way, I used all OPI nail polishes on my nails. It's not a long lasting product. I guess the pro is that it's fun and hip, but it doesn't last long.

* Fun, hip look!
* Comes in a variety of colors.
* Easy to use.
* Can use any brush and Tweezer.
* Amount of product will last you a long time.

* Does not include the brush and Tweezer.
* Does not last long.

Would repurchase: Maybe in other colors.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Other Born Pretty products reviewed/swatch:
Nail Polishes
Stamping Plates/Tools

Born Pretty Store was kind enough to give me a code, "ALL91", for my readers. You get 10% off any purchase. I am not affiliated with this store. I will not get paid if you use the code. I do promise you though if more than 10 readers use this code, they will sponsor a giveaway or contest on my blog. I do not benefit from the giveaway/contest. It's all for my readers!

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.


Andrea said...

I didn't really like the velvet nail trend at first, but I've gotta say its growing on me. The pink shade is so cute! Thanks for the review :)

Ahleessa said...

You're welcome! I think it's a cool trend and I could see it get big this year... hehe~

Karen Chin said...

Wow this nail powder reminds me of fairy floss/cotton candy! It looks so soft and fluffy haha. I don't think that the effect would last very long though, especially if you get your nails wet! But it is quite a cute look for a night out :)

miemiemie said...

Oh cool! I had no idea you could do that for nails these days! I was thinking, wth? Brush for nails? THat brush looks like those that come in with drugstore palettes

Ahleessa said...

It's actually not that bad when it's wet. It dries within seconds and go back to the original shape, but it is true it's not long lasting. Overall though, just a cute concept.

Ahleessa said...

This is cool! It's very unique and just fun... hehe~ I hope you prove your friends wrong. Tell me what your friends tell you. ;)

Ahleessa said...

It's amazing all the new, unique styles that is coming out for nails. It transitions so quickly. I cannot keep up with the trend... hehe~

Yeah, I was thinking the brushes remind me of drugstore blushes like from Milani and Physicians Formula.

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