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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :D
Wow, it is 2014 :O!! Did you do anything exciting for New Year's Eve? :D Any resolutions for this year?
Today I have a review on some products that were sent to me by Born Pretty Store.
First up, I have this nail art magazine:
Unfortunately it got a bit crumpled during transit, but that happens. There could be a million different ways for this to get damaged in the mail (same with any piece of mail), but I'm not too worried, since it is mainly that one corner that took the brunt of the damage.
Anyway, it is the inside that counts! :D
This is a lovely magazine for inspiration. It is mostly full of false nail manicure art photos, and while there is a tutorial in there, it is mainly for viewing what others have already done.
This version of the magazine (there are others) focuses on blue and purple nails, although there are some others thrown in there:
I really recommend this for inspiration! It reminds me of a smaller version of Japan's Nail Up and Nail Max magazines (which are so awesome). :D
Next, I asked to be sent one of these nail striping tape rolls.
Sadly, I did encounter some problems when I went to use it. The glue was overly sticky, more so than usual, and I should have realised that something was amiss when I was taking the tape out of the protective bag it came in, as it had really stuck to the plastic.
When I started to roll out some of the tape, parts of the glue removed some of the coloured coating and stuck it to the tape below it, resulting in this:
My guess is that it may have gotten too warm at some point, or maybe the tape had too many freeze/thaw cycles (it was mailed to me and right now it is over -20 degrees Celsius outside in my wintry Canadian wonderland XD).
I put a piece on my nail to see how it would work, and when I lifted the tape, it left some glue behind. :(
However, there are plenty of great reviews on the product page which show that mine was a pretty isolated incident (I still stand by my original thought that environmental factors were involved).
Oh well, these things happen! :) I am not too disappointed, as I have done many reviews from Born Pretty Store with no problems whatsoever. I have had many great experiences with them, and I cannot fault them for accidents.
Their customer service is wonderful, and I have no doubt that if I had ordered this and asked for a replacement, that they would send one my way. :D
Let me end this review on a great note: they sent me a pair of earrings with the other items (I am guessing it was for a Christmas gift!) :)
These bring me a smile both for the fact that they were sent to me as a surprise out of kindness, and also because they remind me of the retro costume jewellery that my grandmother used to collect (very 1950's!!!). :'D
Thank you Born Pretty Store for your kindness, I really appreciate that so much! :'D *insert many hearts*
P.S., don't forget to use the coupon code CBJ61 for 10% off of your Born Pretty Store order!! Woohoo!!