Born Pretty Star Metal Beads ReviewSunday, September 08, 2013
I got sent this lovely set of 12 different coloured metal caviar beads. :D It retails for $5.41 USD.
However, the colours I got are different than what is shown on the web page (for instance I did not get black beads). Regardless of that, they are gorgeous! :D
Here is a mani using three different colours:
I will admit that this is definitely not the best manicure I have ever done. I will also admit that this is the first time I did a whole look using those caviar beads. While I will probably stick to using the beads for nail art accents, it was pretty fun sticking so many of them to my polish XD.
I am really glad that I was able to get so many beads!!! They will come in incredibly handy for future manicure looks!! :D
Now for the flat beads:
This set has approximately 360 pieces of both silver and gold toned balls, which come in two sizes (1.5 mm and 2 mm). It retails for $3.28 USD.
The balls are flat on one side and rounded on the other, and I find that makes it a lot easier to adhere them to nails than regular caviar-style beads. :D
Here is a manicure I did using the gold toned beads:
You may find my tips are un-even, but I deliberately wanted them that way (although I think I made the slope on the pinky too extreme).
This are so awesome, and I look forward to using them for many more manicures! :D
I highly recommend these!
The only downside is that there are a few beads in the case that have a bit of metal 'pooled' around the base of the half-sphere, but it isn't a big deal (you can see some in the photos above of the original packaging). These things happen, and there are more perfect beads than non-perfect beads. :)
As I usually use caviar-style beads for my nail art, this was a very welcomed change (no more balls rolling away!). If I had big bags of these decorations I would be very happy! XD
Have you used these before?
I hope that you have an awesome day!! :D
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