REVIEW: Born Pretty Store Metallic Nail Varnishes
Hello all! Born Pretty Store (BPS) has extended the length of time for the validity of my coupon code for you to use. I will attach the code at the bottom of this post for you to get 10% + free shipping off your entire purchase from their online store. Today, I have a set of five shimmering/metallic polishes from BPS to share with you. Each bottle contains 16 mL of polish, so they are full-sized. Unfortunately, these polishes do not have actual names - they are known by numbers, so bear with me as I show you the following swatches (let’s hope I don’t mix any up, haha).
First up, we have four coats of 49, a frosty, bubblegum pink. 49 is very sheer, so I would suggest layering it over a pink creme polish. This is a very playful, yet subtle color to wear. I usually don’t care for pink polishes, but I find this to be a very cute color.
And here are two coats of 42 (unrelated side note: the OCD side of me is suddenly very aware that I did not put these swatches in order by number, but I want to keep the order of how I arranged the polishes in the first photo above, ah), a metallic muted-blue. The first coat comes out a bit streaky, but after layering on a second coat, everything evens out. 42 is something I would wear to prom!
61 is my favorite polish of this entire set. Here I have two coats of this classy metallic beige polish. Why do I like it so much? Well, it’s not quite silver, and yet it’s not quite gold. What is it? Gilver? Sold? That makes no sense, huh? I like it. Let’s leave it at that.
Holy, look at lucky number 13! This metallic lime-green polish applies beautifully in just two coats. Just like 42, the first coat is streaky, but a second coat evens everything out. Slap on a top coat, and you’re good to go. This color is not a duo-chrome, but I would say it’s the cousin of OPI’s Just Spotted a Lizard (without the color-shifting effect, of course).
And last but not least, we have 51, a soft violet. I am not sure why this color is part of this set because it does not have the shimmering formula like the other four polishes. Nonetheless, it’s a beautiful polish that reminds me of a helium-filled purple balloon, floating away. Ah. :) In the photo above, I used three coats of 51 to achieve bottle color.
Overall, these polishes wowed me. The formula allows for easy application with a chrome-like finish when dry (except 51). My only complaint is that they have a very strong scent, almost like permanent markers, but I am generally very sensitive to odd smells, so that’s up to you to judge!
The entire set of all five polishes sells for less than $14. You can purchase yours here. And, as I mentioned earlier, BPS generously extended the time for my readers to use the coupon code to receive 10% off! Use coupon code MANDIEW21 at checkout to get your discount!
The products mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration from Born Pretty Store. As always, the opinions stated are honest and my own. For more information, please see my full disclosure.