Monday, August 18, 2014

Born Pretty Store Sponged Manicure featuring China Glaze The Giver Polishes

My blog post title is a bit of a mouthful, isn't it?

I purchased 5 colors from The Giver Collection recently and wanted to do something different with them other than a swatchathon post.  As I'm not the best at nail art, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to test out the BPS mini sponges I was sent for review.

I began with a base manicure of Capacity to See Beyond, a beautiful aqua-leaning sky blue creme.  I them went from lightest polish to darkest using the sponges.  The colors used are:

Friends Forever, Right? - a pale baby pink creme
Release - a mauvish lilac creme that leans grey
Givers Theme - a medium-toned plum creme
Boundary of Memory - a goldeny chocolate brown full coverage glitter

With one coat of top coat, this was perfect smooth!

I can honestly say the sponges along with its plastic applicator (see link below), are helpful in getting a soft, stamped effect.  I was concerned that using the same sponge with different colors would create a colorful havoc, but I must say that there was no color bleed layering each color over each other using the same sponge.  However, I did attempt to use nail polish remover to clean the polish off the sponge (since it hardens once dry and becomes impossile to use).  That did nothing but cause an acetone mess so after two manis (one for each side of the sponge), I had to throw it out.  

If you're interested in purchasing the Born Pretty Store round sponge stamp, please click here.  They are available as a 5 piece set for $3.48 but you can use the code ANDG10 for 10% off.


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  1. I like the look you got with the sponges from Born Pretty Store. Agree that it does give the nails a soft look.

  2. The manicure looks good and the sponges also. I think Konad has something very similar.

  3. I imagine you could easily make these yourself by visiting a crafts store :/