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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Set In Stone (Triangular Charm Review)

Hey guys! I'm doing another product review for Born Pretty Store today.





Before I get into the review I just wanted to talk about the design a little bit. Marble nails are something I've been meaning to try for forever but I kept putting them off because I wasn't totally sure how to do them and wasn't sure how they'd come out. I finally decided to take the plunge and try the design out after I saw a marble nail tutorial by @TheNailTrail on Instagram! (If you want to try this look out for yourself you should definitely go check out her tutorial!)

I really love how this design came out and I love think the soft grey + white + gold combo is a perfect look for spring!

Product used in this design are as follows:
Essie - Cocktail Bling

Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
HK Girl - Clear Top Coat
OPI - Pure
Sally Hansen - Eel Skin
Sally Hansen - White On
Sephora by OPI - Matte Top Coat
Triangle Charms [x]

And now on to the review!

These decorations come in a 50 piece set and are available in 10 different shapes (I’ll be talking about pattern #87 here).





Ah, alloy charms. I keep telling myself that I’m going to stop trying these things because I usually end up annoyed with alloy products (x, x). I generally find them hard to manage because they lie flat (not curved to the nail), but I keep finding myself ordering them because they always come in such cute designs.

After my last experience with alloy charms though I had a better idea of how to make these little triangles work for me. Before applying them to my nails I bent them slightly so that they’d curve more with my nail. I also applied them directly into the wet topcoat to avoid awkward  adhesive bubbling around the charm. The result was pretty good and 2 of the 3 charms I put on stayed on my nails for a few days even without a topcoat over top.

One other thing that I should mention that happens with a lot of metallic charms/studs etc. is that they fade the longer you wear them. What I mean by this is that when you first put them on they’re a bright, shiny gold but after a few days they’ll look like a more muted bronze. I’m assuming this is from either oxidization or contact with the oils from your skin (I’m not a science kid though, so this is purely speculation).





Overall I think these charms look really cute and they’re a nice change from typical square studs. I also like how they’re hollow; I feel like it makes them look lighter/more delicate with your design. If you’d like to try these charms out for yourself they retail for C$4.81 (US$3.61) and come in 10 different patterns as mentioned previously.

As always, BPS offers free worldwide shipping on all orders and you can get an extra 10% off your order by using my code FHX31!

Thanks for reading!

xo,
Becca.

** These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.** 

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