Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year! and Born Pretty Store Review

Good morning, dear readers! :)

First off:


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:

It really is a shame, because this tape has a lovely opaline look to it.

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!!


  1. Terrific review post! I'm going to be working with Born Pretty for the first time ever a little later in the year, so I was all the more interested to read this post. I'm really happy to know that over all you enjoyed your product review experience with them and hope I will, too.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Yay!! :D I am really glad to hear that you will be working with Born Pretty Store too! :D They are a wonderful company, and they have really kind reps. :D I look forward to seeing your reviews! <3

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you so much!! :D Happy New Year! <3

  3. Happy New Year! Those earrings are really pretty! :)


    1. Thank you and Happy New Year!! :D <3 I am really glad that you like those earrings!! :D

  4. Happy new year! Those earrings are really retro... I would totally wear them though, assuming they're not ridiculously heavy! :)

    1. Happy New Year!! :D <3 Nope, not heavy at all! :D

  5. Happy New Year! :D
    It's too bad about the tape, but the earrings are really funky!

    1. Happy New Year!!! :D Hahah aren't they?? <3 :D

  6. Happy New Year!! Love the look of those earrings! :D

    1. Thank you and Happy New Year!! :D I am so glad that you like them! <3

  7. Hi, you have wonderful blog and great post, did we follow each other already? if not, would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back! thank you.

    1. Thank you so much!! :D Hehehe yup, I am already a follower! <3

  8. I saw that magazine from them. It seems really interesting! Too bad about the striping tape! I love that stuff, it is so much fun to play with and create different looks with!

    1. I love nail art magazines like this because there are so many ideas in them!! :D
      Yeah, too bad about the tape, but I seem to be the only person who had that problem so that is good! :D


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