Friday, 2 May 2014

Starlit Sky - BornPretty Store Review

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Hi everyone!

Today I have a super fun review for you! Remember my blogpost from a few weeks ago - about the reviews I got to do for BornPretty Store? Well, the items I had picked have arrived and here's my first review!

If you don't know BornPretty Store yet: it's an online store that sells an abundance of things, including a lot of nail art items and nail polishes! BornPretty Store kindly let me pick some nail art items I wanted to review, and the first item I chose are these lovely little golden stars.


These stars exist in a multitude of colours, as you can see here on BornPretty Store's website. There are eight colours available - I had a hard time picking a colour because I thought they all looked really fun, but I eventually went for #3, gold.

As you can read on the website, the stars are 3mm big and you get 200 in a pack - that's a lot!
I don't think I'll be running out of gold coloured stars anytime soon.



When I received the stars, I had a bunch of ideas and at first I just couldn't decide which idea I'd do for this review! But then I looked over at my April polish haul and saw the gorgeous Golden Tears by Park Avenue and I knew immediately what it was going to be!

The stars are just perfect for some space-y galaxy nail art with lots of black and gold! I didn't want to do a classic galaxy nail art, but I wanted the design to resemble a black sky with lots of tiny sparkly stars. So I used Black on Black by Sinful Colors, Golden Tears by Park Avenue, and BornPretty Store's golden stars to create this design.


Here's how the design looks without the stars:


Ela, you'll be happy to see this I think as you were curious about Golden Tears! :)

I just did two coats of Black on Black and added a very thin coat of Golden Tears. It's packed with glitters so a thin coat was all I needed - especially for this design, as I wanted the golden stars to stand out a bit against the black instead of being swallowed by gold glitteriness (okay that's not a word but you get what I mean). It was very hard to take proper pictures of Golden Tears, so trust me, it looks much prettier and sparklier in real life!

Then I added the stars. I just put on a coat of top coat and while that was still wet, I stuck the stars onto my nails. Then I went over it with some top coat to make sure they stayed in place. I thought it was very fun to actually have some "real" stars in the design instead of just golden polish sparkles.


I think the stars really add something to the design here - they make it more special and lively, but it's very effortless to use some studs or stars like this so you get some great nail art with minimal effort :)

I tested if the colour of the stars would come off when you remove everything with nail polish remover, and it does - as is the case with about all of the studs I ever bought from anywhere. But if you pick them off your nail, you'll definitely be ably to re-use them! But anyhow, you get 200 of them so you can afford to throw some away, in my opinion.

Here's a blurry picture, to show off all the sparkles!


And to finish my review, another proper picture:


The final judgement: I'm very pleased with these stars. They are really fun and can make a design instantly look more special. I also loved the other colours BornPretty Store offered for these stars, so I might go order some more myself :)

The price: These little stars are currently on sale and cos$2.29 (instead of $3.37). Another great thing is that BornPretty Store offers free shipping worldwide! 

Where can you get them: You can order these stars in 8 different colours here on the BornPretty Store website!

Discount?: If you are thinking about ordering something from BornPretty Store, don't forget: I have a coupon code that will get you 10% off on your order! Just use XDX31 when you order something :)

That's it for today's review, everyone - I hope you liked the design I created with stars and enjoyed my very first official review!

 Thanks for reading!

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16 comments:

The Sequined Nail said...

These golden stars are so nice! It's great that you can get 200 in a pack too! I love the design you've created with them - it looks so much like the night sky! I agree - the star studs really make the design stand out too! :)

Robin said...

Hey thanks Jayna! I'm super glad you can see the resemblance with the night sky! I'm really glad I chose these stars because there's so much designs you can do with them :)

Emiline Harris said...

I'm not a big fan of studs, but they look fantastic in this mani!

Frankie Hunter said...

I really like what you did, with these stars. But I have one question: How are the edges of these? Are the they sharp? And do they stand off the nail? (ok, 3 questions...)
And Golden Tears reminds me of a Ciatè polish I had in my Advent Calendar, its called "party shoes", I used it in this post http://frankiehuntersnails.blogspot.co.at/2013/12/14-15-dezember.html. I really like such top coats, because they really spice up nearly every color you wear!

Robin said...

Thank you Emiline! I'm glad you like my use of them here! :)

Robin said...

Thanks Franziska! The edges of the stars are a bit sharp when you just hold them in your hand, but not sharp enough to accidentally cut yourself. I think it would hurt if you swallowed a few though ;) If they are on your nail with a layer of top coat above, however, they are not sharp at all, so no need to worry about scratching yourself with them :)

The stars don't stand off the nail a lot - they are a tiny bit curved so they follow the shape of your nail. I tried measuring for you how much they stick out on my nails just now but it's a bit hard since they're so small haha - they stick out about 1mm or a bit less even - so not a lot at all, the stars are very thin.

And yes you're right, Party Shoes does resemble Golden Tears a bit! Party Shoes looks great in your post - so many sparkles! :D I hope I answered your questions with this, but if you want to know anything else you can definitely ask! It's great that you're so interested :)

Ela said...

Thanks for showing it so fast Robin:) This polish's amazing, i love it!:)
You got your stuff very fast, i thought it usually takes more time. They're great and your whole manicure's awesome (as always:D)

Robin said...

You're very welcome Ela! I thought the polish would work perfectly for this design, I'm glad you like it! :) It took about three weeks until the items arrived at my home :)

Lucy (the Nail Snail) said...

I just read your haul post and just like I thought, Golden Tears is amazing! The stars are the perfect addition :)

Robin said...

Hehe yeah I saw your comment about Golden Tears! Thanks a lot Lucy :)

HGNailDesign said...

its just me or this really looks like a funky universe Mani ;) I love it. Golden stars are pretty (:

Frankie Hunter said...

I'm so interested, because I don't like studs that much. I don't have much positive experience with them in general. But I loooove how they look on other peoples nails. Maybe I'll give them a second chance...
Oh, have you seen - Foxy Fingerstips is back online!

Robin said...

I'm glad you like the studs in this design! And yes I saw!! I also saw some amazing swatches of polishes (Evil is Complicated looks great!) so when I have the time (and money) I'm definitely going to get some of those polishes! Thanks for telling :)

Robin said...

Hehe thanks a lot! I love the description "funky universe mani", that makes it sounds so great! :)

Emily Nailsxo said...

This was a great review and I love the design you came up with. I love looking at the night sky when the stars are out so I loved this idea :) I also like that it wasn't one of the traditional galaxy designs you see (though they are awesome too) this was nice to see for a change :) xx

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Emily! I'm very glad that you like my untraditional galaxy design! Though I'm going to attempt a traditional one soon as well :D

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