Friday, November 16, 2012

Born Pretty Glitter Review

Happy Friday everyone! I have some awesome stuff for you today so let's dive right in, shall we?

The awesome people at Born Pretty Store sent me some shiny things to play with! The item I'll be showing you today is a set of loose hex glitter in an assortment of colors. As I'm sure many of you know, they have been dubbed glequins by The Nailasaurus. The specific ones I've used in the following mani can be found at this link to the item named "12 Colors Nail Art Shiny Glitter Powder Sheets"

Ready for the awesome? Let the review begin!

The glitters arrives in these adorable little containers that made it super easy to pick your colors. They were also easy to open, a plus when you're like me and don't think ahead and all of a sudden you have wet nails and you're like "uuuhhh oh yeah I have to open things". Keep in mind my pictures do these colors no justice, if you follow the link to the product page they have many pictures that are very color accurate. Man I need a light box. As you can see each container is packed, you certainly get your moneys worth! I seriously doubt that I could get this much glitter with this much color variety for anywhere near the price if I went to say Sally's or Ulta. I will be set for loose glitter for a long time!

That one teal one that caught the light is pretty color accurate.

Polishes used:

  • Seche Rebuild base coat / Seche Vite top coat
  • Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint
  • Sally Hansen Blue Me Away
  • Born Pretty Store glitter

I started out with the pinky and went a little crazy but hey, maybe I'll start a weird pinky accent nail trend. I picked two colors of glitter that in retrospect I probably shouldn't have but I have tons of colors to play with in the future. My photos don't really show how contrasted the dark blue and teal glitters really are but in person it's a very distinct difference and I love it! To apply these little shiny guys was very very easy and requires no special equipment of any kind. All I did was stick a toothpick into some top coat, pick up a piece of glitter with it and place it on the nail. That's it! I also am very happy with the overall look and I'm sure I will be doing it again with more contrasted colors. These little glitters throw some awesome shine and sparkle when they hit the light and with a quick swipe of top coat they've stayed put and nice and flat with no problems at all. Now I know why everyone has been using them, they're awesome! 

Overall, here's my take on these. They have a great price, you get a ton of product for little cost, they are high quality and very easy to use, and they come in their own little storage bottles. There is no downside to these babies!

Have you tried glequins yet? If not and you would like to, follow this lovely link and use the coupon code the Born Pretty Store was kind enough to provide for my readers!

Thanks for reading, I shall have more glitter for you in the near future!


  1. I love the mani you created, looks gorgeous!

  2. I love the way you used them. Looks amazing

    1. Thanks! I wish they showed the color contrast better in the pics.

  3. Pretty! I'm all for the pinky accent trend :P

    1. I will lead the masses to a glittery tomorrow!