Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review of Born Pretty Store Loose Music Note Glitters

Disclosure:  The following product was provided to me for free in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed below are entirely my own, and I was not otherwise compensated for this review.

Good afternoon, dear readers!  What a way to start a blog post!  By now I'm sure you are familiar with the new regulations for bloggers, so I won't delve into this any further.  Let's just roll with it and get to the post!

I was fortunate to have Born Pretty Store contact me again and ask me to review another product for my blog, and I chose to review their tiny musical note glitter powder sheets (ID: 2368).  The name sounds fancy, but in the end, they are just thin mylar glitters.  Unless I am missing something, there is nothing "powder" about them.  I personally don't take any issue with the naming, but I figured I'd at least mention it up front in the event someone does have a question about it.

I had a few ideas as to how I wanted to do my nails with these glitters prior to their arrival at my house, but some of those items had to be discounted as soon as they arrived.  Even though they are described as tiny, I found them to be a respectable size and not as small as I thought, and admittedly hoped, they would be.  Unfortunately, Born Pretty Store did not/does not include approximate dimensions of the glitters on the product page, and I do not believe that the photo of the glitter on the nail and video currently posted on the product page was available when I selected this particular item.  Alternately, this information could have just been overlooked by me and/or forgotten about during the international transit time.  I'll have to ask your forgiveness for my foggy memory.  In the end, I decided to place these glitters over Pure Ice Watch Me Go layered over two coats of Revlon Black Lingerie.  I then followed up with two coats of top coat for these photos.
Application
The first thing I noticed about these glitter sheets is that they are very thin.  In order to work with them easily, I had to use a pair of tweezers to pick them up and manipulate them over the nail.  Because they are so thin, I damaged a couple glitters by denting them, and therefore, could not use those particular ones.  They are definitely workable, but just something to keep in mind if you want to get them and test them out yourselves.  Something that did surprise me was that for being so thin and easy to bend/dent with tweezers during handling, they didn't bend as nicely over my nail beds as I would have liked.  This is especially apparent on my right-most finger in these photographs.

In order to help keep the glitters curved and sticking down, I worked with one nail at a time.  I applied a layer of HK Girl top coat, set the glitter on the nail with tweezers, and held the two sides of the glitters down as much as possible with the tweezer tips while the top coat dried.  You could do this with any clear polish, but I prefer the HK Girl since it does dry quickly on me and I was working with one nail at a time.  I moved onto the next nail until all the nails had a musical note glitter and the polish was dry, sealing the glitters in with a final layer of top coat.   

Final Thoughts
I'm on the fence about these glitters.  On one hand, I love the shape and the fact that they are silver and can match anything easily, but they were just so much larger than I thought they would be.  I would have preferred them to be half the size they were so I could use multiples on each nail to create a whimsical pattern.  I also would have liked them to curve much more easily over the nail bed than they did so I wouldn't have had the glitters sticking out quite as much as they did.

Links and Additional Information
Check out Born Pretty Store for these glitters and other accessories for your nail art needs.  Shipping is free worldwide, and you can save 10% off your order using coupon code QWL91.
Until next time, dear readers, have a great day!

XOXO,
Jen



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