Monday, May 15, 2017

Manicure Monday: Born Pretty Holo in #33

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.

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I am fortunate to receive some nail products from Born Pretty Store.

I took this picture from my Instagram. I already reviewed Born Pretty Cartoon Owl Water Decal (third from the left). For this post, I will review the polish second from left.
This is Born Pretty Chameleon Nail Polish in #33. Since I did a thorough review of Born Pretty Holo in #217, I will base this on that.
Here's a closer look at the color and it's very true to color!
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite OPI brush, the width is the same and the length is much shorter. I consider the width on the medium.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in OriginalFormula X Prime Xcel Base Coat, one layer of Formula X in Dark Matter, one layer of Born Pretty Holo in #33, and then topped it off with Formula X Shine Xcel Top Coat.
Here's another look at the polish at a different angle.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, the length of the brush is on the short side. I tend to like longer brushes. It just makes it easier to stroke on the nail. Even though it's on the shorter length, I didn't have any difficulties in painting. The width, on the other hand, I loved. I like my wide width. Several strokes on each nails and I'm done. I did have some difficulties painting around the cuticles and sides. It wasn't because of this polish. It was the black base I used which I will get into later. Secondly, the packaging is nice. It's small enough to hold with my hand. It's also sturdy with a sturdy top. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For that reason, it's travel-friendly. It's also easy to throw in your bag/purse. Third, the consistency is medium. It's not too thick or too thin. It's a good consistency and you can take your time with painting. I didn't have to worry about it getting thick while applying. I did have to work faster than usual because of the black base I used. The last time I used Formula X in Dark Matter it went on nicely. This time it was thicker in consistency and it made a bad base. When I applied Born Pretty Holo in #33 on top of the black base, the consistency was kind of sticky. It just was uncomfortable and made me work faster than usual. Basically, it's pretty much me. I noticed most of the mess I did was around the cuticles and sides. With that said, it went on smoothly and there were no streaking and bubbles. Fourth, the color is gorgeous. I've gotten so many compliments! People were impressed with the multiple reflects. When you look at one angle, it's turquoise with bright green glitters. You look at another angle and it's navy with bright green glitters. Then another angle it's dark purple with bright green glitters and so on. It's gorgeous and extremely unique. I haven't seen this color/reflect from other brands. With that said and since it's on the darker side, it'll make a great winter color. It's also pigmented. I applied one coat on top of the black base and this was my result. Lastly, I've been wearing it for five days and there's no shrinkage whatsoever. There's no chipping as well. I just removed the polish and it was easy to remove. Most glitter polishes take work. Since the polish is on top of black base, it made it easier to remove. I was pretty impressed. I definitely recommend this polish!

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Other Born Pretty products reviewed/swatch:
Nail Polishes
Stamping Plates/Tools
Water Decals
Black Butterfly
Black Feather
Black Flower Lacy
Black Rose
Blue Wings Butterfly
Cartoon Owl
Chinese Ink Painting
White Floral Pattern
Zipper in Silver

Born Pretty Store was kind enough to give me a code, "ALL91", for my readers. You get 10% off any purchases. I am not affiliated with the website. I will not get paid if you use the code. I do promise you though if more than 10 readers use the 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.

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