Monday, April 23, 2018

Manicure Monday: Born Pretty Mirror Polish in #BPMM06 Perhaps Purple

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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Here's my haul. For this post, I will review the polish on the top left.
Product Review: Born Pretty Mirror Polish in #BPMM06 Perhaps Purple

Where to purchase: online at
Price: $3.99 for 9 mL/ 0.32 fl oz

Made in China

Description from the website:
Quantity: 1 Bottle
Capacity: 9 mL
Color: As the picture shows

Package Contents:
Born Pretty 9 mL 1 Bottle Metallic Nail Polish

100% bran new
Professional high quality nail polish with mirror effect
Comes with brush making nail art fast and easy for everyone
Allow you to create beautiful nail designs in short time

How to use:
1. Use File and buffer to let your nails get a smooth surface and remove oiliness
2. Apply one coat of base coat, wait it dry
3. Shake the bottle before use to let the color be even
4. Apply the metal polish wait it dry (Just once, do not apply it many times)

Do not apply top coat, or the color may be faded out. Follow the introduction, it will last more than 2 days.
Click on the picture to see the original size.
Thoughts: When I saw this polish on the website, I knew I wanted to try one. It's so shiny, metallic, pastel, and just plain pretty. It's perfect for spring.
Here's a closer look at the color. It's darker in the bottle.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite OPI brush, the width is slightly wider. I would say it's on the wide side. The length is slightly shorter but not by much.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in Original and one coat of Born Pretty Mirror Polish in #BPMM06 Perhaps Purple.
Here's the same look at a different angle.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, the brush is on the wide side. It's wider than a lot of polishes but I found it thin for this particular consistency. I will get into it later. With that said, I didn't have any issues with the brush. Secondly, I like the packaging. It's small, round, simple, and just attractive. It's well-made and sturdy. It's made out of thick glass. The top is also sturdy. I feel a tight seal when I open and close. I cannot see it break or open unless you are rough with the packaging. For this reason, it's travel-friendly. Speaking of the packaging, it's easy to grab with one hand. Since it's small, it's easy to put in your purse, bag, and even your pocket. Third, the consistency is medium. It's not too thin that it's running. It's not too thick it's hard to work with. It's a good consistency. I didn't have a problem with the consistency. I had issues with how it applied. The first stroke on the nails went on well. The second and third stroke on the sides of the nails were crazy. I don't know if you are like me but I start with the first stroke dead center of the nails. Second stroke is one side of the nail then the third/last stroke is on the other side. I noticed when you brush on top of an already painted area, the polish moves and creates a streak. I've re-done my nails four times since I got this polish to test. The picture above was my fourth try. Through my trial and error, this is the best method brushing your nails from the cuticles to the tip within one stroke. Since the pinkie is the smallest, it always came out nice. My other fingers the nail beds are bigger. The wide brush did not brush the entire nail beds in one stroke. For this reason, it never looked as good as my pinkie. If you are blessed with small nail beds, this is a good polish for you. If you have wide nail beds like myself, it takes a lot of practice. With that said, I strongly believe you can accomplish the perfect metallic look that is shown on the website. It just takes patience and practice. I just don't have either. I'm the type let's do it and move on. On the good side, you don't need many routines that you normally do with most polishes. The website only recommends base coat and the polish. I used nail strengthener as a base. This has to be one of the fastest I've ever done painting my nails. I loved that I skipped base and top coat. With that said, there were no bubbles. Fourth, the color is perfect for spring and summer season. It's a light, metallic purple. The color is really pretty. I like it a lot! Pigmentation-wise it was alright. It's not the most pigmented but it is up there. One layer was good enough to show on my nails. Lastly, I noticed shrinkage on the tips on the second day. It wasn't huge. I only noticed because I'm always looking at my nails to review for my blog. Per normal basis, I doubt I would have noticed. On the fourth day, I noticed chipping at the tips. It started chipping because I only had one layer on my nails. The layer were thin and I could see why it'll chip. I also noticed it started streaking on the fourth day as well. The website recommend one layer but I think it'll last longer if you do two. I'm glad I got to try this polish. I think it's a fun polish..

* Wide brush.
* Small, round, attractive packaging.
* Well-made and sturdy.
* Top is sturdy; feel a tight seal when you open and close.
* Travel-friendly.
* Easy to grab with one hand.
* Medium consistency.
* Great for small nail beds.
* Don't need many steps for the nail art.
* No bubbles.
* Gorgeous color.
* Great for spring and summer season.
* Pigmented.
* Lasted until the fourth day.
* Fun polish.

* Hard to find in stores.
* Polish streaks when you paint over an already painted area.
* Need practice if you have big nail beds.

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
Line Flower
Triangle Diamond Shape
UR SUGAR Water Decal in #101-104
White Floral Pattern
Zipper in Silver

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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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