Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Born Pretty Store - Dried Flowers Review

Hi everyone! This is the last post I will ever write while at my job here in the mall. My kiosk is closing! This is where I do so much of my blogging! It's going to be weird not sitting in this mall for hours a day on my computer. I guess I'll have to find a real job with actual work! Not looking forward to that.

So as I waste one more day here, I will give you another Born Pretty Store review!


Born Pretty was generous enough to send me another item to review, and this time I got these cool dried flowers!

You can purchase these flowers here for $7.08, free shipping worldwide, and don't forget you can get 10% off everything with my code "RCJ61" - the code is good until December 31st!


You get 12 types of flowers, they come in sets of 6, neatly packaged in plastic pots inside a plastic wrapper.


Look at all the pretty, tiny flowers!


The tops screw on and off the containers, very easy to open and close.

You can reuse the containers when you use all the flowers! I used one to put my tiny Chanel logos in:


(They came from eBay.) You could put anything inside them. I like that you can reuse them!


There are many small flowers like these pretty yellow ones.


And there are also larger ones like these blue ones.


Above is how they compare to a fimo flower.


I wonder who has the patience to pick these tiny flowers! I love that you can tell they are real.

I decided to show you two looks using these flowers - one appropriate for fall and one for summer!
First I'll show you my favorite, the fall look.


For this look I used two of the white flowers, with Zoya - Neeka.



To apply one of these flowers, you should apply some clear polish to the nail, and gently lay the flower onto your nail.


And with a toothpick, dotting tool, or other small tool, very gently press the petals down into the topcoat so they aren't sticking off.


The edges will lay down easily because the flowers are very thin and delicate.


How pretty is that? For some reason I keep imagining these used on brides or bridesmaids! Haha! You could match the flowers at a wedding with nail flowers!

I recommend not putting quick-dry topcoat on top of the flowers.
I added a coat of Seche Vite to see what would happen and it did not react well with the flowers.



Without topcoat, they would be easy to tear, so you'd need to be careful with them if you want to wear them for long periods of time.

I love the contrast of the deep base with the white flowers!
Now I'll show you the summer look I did.

I started with 3 coats of OPI - OPI On Collins Ave.


This is a very bright reddish-orange from the South Beach collection. The second picture of this color looks more accurate.

Then I added flowers!


Summery!


Again, the contrast of the flower looks great with the polish!


I put a clear Wet N Wild topcoat on these flowers and it seemed to damage the flowers less. But I still prefer the look of them without topcoat.

These flowers make for such interesting and unique nail art! I would totally recommend them if you're looking for some new nail art supplies to add to your stash.
I'm already planning how I'll wear the pretty turquoise flowers!

Have you guys got anything great from Born Pretty lately?

34 comments:

  1. The effect is sooo nice! Maybe I'll save up flowers next spring ;)
    I can understand how boring can a do-nothing job be. But I wish I had a computer in the museum I'm working! :D

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  2. I really love the red with the yellow! Looks very vibrant!
    And I hope you find a job soon. :)

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  3. I really like the flower with the darker base, looks fab x

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  4. I really love the real flowers! They add SO much more depth than a fimo flower. I am definitely snagging up a package of these from Born Pretty Store!!!!

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  5. i like the flowers, i would love them if top coats didnt mess them up so much

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  6. I'm sorry - Did you just say that Born Pretty Store does FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE??????
    How did I not know this?!?!

    The Flowers look absolutely gorgeous! I think I'm going to be on the look-out for wild flowers to add to my manis now!

    Good luck with the Job Hunting! x

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  7. omg i am in love with this entire post. I need to buy these soon! thanks so much!

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  8. To me, dried flowers always always connect to the word old-fashioned, but in it's best way, I love dried flowers, they look so pretty. :)

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  9. These are soooo pretty :) and good luck with the job situation! :)

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  10. So very pretty!! I love the fall look!

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  11. I love the 'vintage' look the flowers give. Both manis are so cute!

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  12. Those are INCREDIBLE!!! And I just swore a no-buy till I get my student loan... nooooooooooooo.............

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  13. that's so cool!

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  14. Those are so pretty! And unique :)

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  15. I love the fall look, sooo pretty!

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  16. OMG!! The FALL is genius!!! SO SO GOOD!

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  17. I LOVE dried flowers! I use them sometimes in my manicures. I love what you did with them!

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  18. Oh man these are incredible. I've seen them before and I wasn't completely sold on them but now they're definitely on my radar.
    I love Born Pretty, it's my second stop (after eBay!) whenever I need any nail supplies.
    xx

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  19. those flowers are amazing! so pretty and you did such a beautiful job showing them off! xoxoxo

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  20. Oh wow! I love the look of the flowers!

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  21. Very pretty! Thanks for reviewing this! I'm not usually into anything 3D on nails but this seems so gorgeous it might change my mind!

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  22. wow these look amazing!! I really wanna try them out.

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  23. OMG i seriously love this!!! I always saw them but was afraid to try them out!! they are so cute!!

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  24. wow i love this! especially the white flower mani - really gorgeous!

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