Saturday, November 24, 2012

Born Pretty Store Review: Hot Pink Matte Nail Polish

Hey guys! A while back I was contacted by Daisy from Born Pretty Store about doing a review for them, which I was super excited about!!! I decided this was a great time to try out their matte nail polish I'd been eyeing! They had a lot of awesome colors to offer, but I'm a sucker for a bright pink, so that's what I chose to try out. The link for the polish itself is here.

This is a full size nail polish, and it comes in a pretty frosted-looking bottle with the brand name BK. Here's the bottle shot. Pretty, right? :)

Some general comments before the photos. The polish itself did have a rather strong smell. Not Kleancolor strong, but stronger than most polishes I own. It wasn't enough to be a problem for me, though. The formula of this polish was good and I didn't have any problems at all with application. It does go on fairly sheer, so I found three coats to be necessary for full opacity. I also want to note that I used the "sandwich" method like I always do with matte polishes, mostly because I can't live without my regular topcoat (Seche Vite or HK Girl). My manis just don't last otherwise, and I find I get dents and smudges no matter how long I let the polish dry. In case you haven't heard about it, the sandwich method is when you paint on your matte polish (1-2 coats depending on opacity), then a layer of your favorite topcoat, THEN a final layer of the matte polish. That way you get the look of the matte polish as well as a protective layer of TC to prolong the mani and avoid dents! :)
Now, onto the photos! 

Here are a couple close-ups. You can see that even with the sandwich method I ended up with a couple dents in the middle finger. That's expected for all matte polishes, though, in my experience so far. That's why I love SV! :)

The finish of this polish was definitely matte, but I thought it had an extra bit of something, because it looked soft as well as flat. I noticed a big difference, too, in the look of the polish in indirect vs direct sunlight. Check out the next two pictures to see what I mean.

Indirect sunlight
Direct sunlight
Can you see it? In the sun, there's a sort of blurpleish shimmer that shows up! It was much more apparent in real life. It made the polish so much more interesting than your typical matte.

This polish retails for $4.36 with FREE SHIPPING (I just love that about Born Pretty Store) so you really can't beat the price. Overall, I thought the quality of the polish was great, and I would definitely buy more polishes from this line. I had no issues with formula, and it looks gorgeous on.

What do you think of this polish? Have you tried nail polish from Born Pretty Store? I'd love to hear your thoughts below!

Oh, and before I forget - Daisy was generous enough to provide me with an awesome coupon code for 10% off your purchase!! Make sure you use it if you're doing any holiday shopping on their site!!!

Thanks so much for reading everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday! <3


A  sample of these products was provided for review. I am not being compensated in any way for this post. This review is a statement of my honest opinion of these products, based on experience. For further information, please see my Disclosure Statement.


  1. So girly! That finish is really interesting too. That's what I would call suede.

    1. I would agree with that! It did feel suedey, now that I know what that is lol.

  2. Oooooh yay I'm going to take advantage of this coupon!! <3

    1. Great! It's such a good deal, since their stuff is already so cheap and shipping is free :D

  3. I will definitely remember these techniques and tips. I love to learn to apply this kind of nail polish effectively.Matte nail polish


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