Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Born Pretty 15pc Nail Art Brush Set

Hey all!  Here is my second review for Born Pretty, an online nail art store*.  One of the things I knew I wanted to review right off the bat was this 15 piece nail art brush with dotting pen set*.  I love doing nail art, but a lot of the detailing I wanted to do required specific brushes.  I always used striping brushes, but those don't offer the control I need, since they're used for drawing stripes.  With the right brush, you can easily create details like the one shown above.

First, let's take a look at all the brushes that come in this set.

2 fan brushes:  Apply two or more colors to these brushes to create gradient effects, such as a sunset or a rainbow.

3 liners of different lengths: Used for making stripes.

3 pointed drawing brushes of varying sizes:  Use these to draw intricate details such as drawings or lace outlines.

3 angled brushes:  You can use these for painting or drawing one stroke flowers.

3 flat brushes:  The function of these are pretty similar to the angled brushes above.  This one just has a horizontal edge.

1 fine tip dotting pen:  You can make very small dots with this!

I love the variety of tools in this set!  The only negative thing I have to say is that maybe shipping could have been a bit sturdier for the brushes.  I can't really complain with free shipping, and most everything did come safely in the padded envelope.  The only casualty was this minor one, which was easily fixable with some super glue.

As for the design I showed you above, I used the flat brush to create a watercolor effect in blue, pink, and green.  I then used a pointed drawing brush to make loops and the dotting tool to make dots on top of each loop.  I think the loop design kind of looks like zippers.  Sort of a good-girl-gone-bad-esque look with florals and leather?

Overall, I think this brush set is perfect for nail art enthusiasts!  I can't wait to try out more complex designs and drawings with these.  You can buy this set from Born Pretty for $4.74 with free world wide shipping.  I would say that is a pretty fair deal, especially with this 10% off coupon! :)

I was also just informed that this code has been used over ten times, so a giveaway will be underway as promised by Born Pretty!  A little something to look forward to. :)

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  1. oh super cute nails! :)

  2. Wow I love those nails!! I should buy brushes too, would be very handy O__^

  3. Patricia KnetzerJune 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    What a good deal! I've been wanting to get some brushes :)

  4. what OPI colour is this?

  5. It's OPI Metallic 4 Life from the Nicki Minaj collection. I layered it over a black creme. :)

  6. Your nails look beautiful! I love lacey nails! I think I may have to make an order from Born Pretty because my brushes are looking pretty bad! Plus, they have some other great things that I've been wanting :)

  7. lovely! i have this exact set of brushes from BPS and thanks for this post i finally have an idea on how to use the fan brushes haha

  8. oooh thank you for showing me these, i bought some @_@ shhh don't tell!

  9. Love this design! So pretty :)

  10. I wouldn't use super glue to repair that fan brush, I would use hot glue or cement. Super glue doesn't hold after being exposed to water but the others do. Oh and I love this mani. I didn't see a name for it so I called it 'Lacy French Mani' lol.


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