Born Pretty Store Acrylic Powder and Mold ReviewFriday, August 09, 2013
There are 18 different acrylic powders in this set. When I first opened the package there was some powder that had 'leaked' on the different pots, but I wiped that up before I took photos.
I am not a fan of the screw on lids for these pots, as they collect powder in the ridges and when you open them the powder can fall out. For that reason I would suggest using a piece of paper or something under the pots when you open them.
Other than that, there isn't that much product in each pot, but to be honest this whole set costs less than $10, and I am not complaining! :D You get a wonderful set of different colours, and enough product of each to try them out and see how you like them. (Tip: this set does not come with the fluid needed to mix with the acrylic powder, so you have to either order that separately or provide your own. I knew this before getting it, and already had my own fluid)
I was also sent these two 3D art acrylic molds:
One is for making bows, and the other for making stars and moons:
These are fantastic!! :D They are made from a flexible and durable material (silicone maybe?), and they work really well! They are also inexpensive and very easy to clean.
Here are some decorations I made using the molds and the powdered acrylic:
I find that the acrylic powder, when combined with my current acrylic fluid, dries a bit slower than the powder I already owned. Also I find it a bit more 'goopey'. However, it is a very fine powder, and didn't produce excess grit when mixing. The colours are vibrant and beautiful, and I look forward to making more accents with them :D!
Here are some of the bows I made:
I waited too long to be able to scrape away the excess acrylic from the molds (sometimes when it has begun to set but not completely hardened you can scrape your nails around the edges to help remove the excess), so I used a blade to cut around the edges of the individual bows. The bow on the bottom isn't finished, so it looks more rough.
Here is a set of nails I did using the moons and stars as accents:
And here I am wearing them (forgive the middle nail, I cannot get a good match of false nails to fit the dimensions of my middle finger nail):
The glitter on the stars was added after, as the acrylic powders do not contain glitter.
My final verdict? All of these products are great!! :D
The molds work really well and will last me quite a while, and the acrylic powder sets nicely and has a great range of colours. Although the pots aren't full to the top I think that the amount you get is perfect for testing out what colours you like, and for making accents for nails.
I hope in the future I can get more acrylic powder and molds.
I also think I will mix some of my translucent acrylic powder (that I already had) with these colours, to make them more pale and help them last longer. I will let you know how that goes! :D
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Have a wonderful day!!