Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store Candy Color Metal Chain

I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Sorry I've been so quite around here lately, I've been fighting off a nasty infection for the past week or so and anyway, just haven't felt like doing much. I have 3 Born Pretty Store reviews for you coming up over the next few days! :) If you're not familiar with Born Pretty Store, they sell a ton of nail art supplies and they ship for free worldwide!

So first up, today I will be reviewing something completely different from anything I've ever used before - a metal chain 3D nail art decoration. As you can see from the picture below, this chain is pretty small in comparison to a penny. These chains come in 7 different colors and I just happened to get the pink one. Its currently $.99 for 50 cm if anyone is interested.

Oh, I also forgot to mention, I'm also kicking off the start of a bunch of manicures inspired by my own books I'm writing :) So this is the first one.. hope you like it! Here's what I started with.

I used Julep Stevie for the base, with NOPI Luke of the Draw on my pinkie and thumb nails. Then I drew a heart on my middle nail using Kiss nail art polish in black, and a Shany nail art polish in red, I forget the exact number. Then I got started on applying the metal chains. These were pretty easy to cut using a pair of wire cutters.

I did find working with the chain itself was a bit tricky just because the pieces are so tiny, it was easy to drop them if I wasn't paying attention. I used Kiss Maximum Speed Nail Glue to hold these on, and they held just fine for the most part. I wore this manicure for about a week and I want to say maybe half of the chains had fallen off by that point. The one problem I had with the glue is if I wasn't careful, the glue would get on the chain, then the chain would stick to itself and stiffen up and make it more difficult to work with. Otherwise, it wasn't too terrible to work with.

The chain was tied in a knot in one spot when I got it, so I thought it would look neat to add the knot to my nail over the heart. This turned out not to be such a good idea because the knot came untied in my sleep so I had to fix it :P

In the picture below, you can see how the chain is literally hanging off the nail in some spots, which I think makes it look pretty interesting. It does snag on everything, but that's OK. As you can see from this close up, this particular chain does have some spots where the paint has worn off giving it a gold look which I really like. It makes it more interesting to look at than just a sold color, I think.

If you like 3D nail art, and like me, you enjoy something a little bit different from the standard looks, I think you might like this metal chain decoration. Its definitely a different look but I think you can probably do a lot of fun stuff with it.

I would say this is a winner, for certain :)

Don't forget, you can use my coupon code to get 10% off your orders at Born Pretty Store! Just use the coupon code QTX31 at checkout, and of course you'll also get free shipping worldwide! Be sure to check out their new arrivals as well, they have tons of great looking new products.

Thanks to Born Pretty Store for providing me with this sample.

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