Sunday, 24 September 2017

Born Pretty Store No Wipe Gel Top Coat Review

Recently I started using gel polish just coz I wanted to use those shiny mirror finish pigments and holo pigments. Most of these pigments needed gel polish and a no wipe top coat. I got a basic set of uv gel lamp in a starter kit but I was still short of a no wipe gel topcoat.

And then my favourite shop for all things nail came out with a no wipe tc. Born Pretty Store.




I got the no wipe topcoat (item #39795; link) with some pigments and I am really happy with the way it works esp over these shiny powders and pigments.

Here I have used it over BPS pigment 38616 over a black base and again topped it over the pigment. Can you see how shiny reflects and it certainly doesnt take the shine away from the pigment.




I used it over a glitter gel polish and the result is equally shiny and smooth look.


I have also used it below over the BPS magnetic polish

The top coat goes smoothly and is self levelling. It cures nicely in 30 seconds in a led uv lamp. No need to wipe sticky layer as this is a no-wipe top coat. I love shiny nails using the pigments and chrome/mirror powders so my main purpose to test this was for the powders and it works really well. One layer of top coat and the pigments stick nicely to it and give a proper chrome/mirror finish when rubbed on with finger or silicon applicator. 
It lasted well over 10 days for me without any chips but I removed it as I wanted to change my nail polish. This top coat sells for $2.79 for a 10ml bottle. It is very reasonably priced as compared to other no wipe gel topcoats and is easily available via BPS. If you are a chrome/mirror nails lover and need a good no wipe gel topcoat then this is certainly brings an end to your search.






PS. Product provided for an honest unbiased review.



Friday, 22 September 2017

BornPretty Soak Off Caps

Sometimes the glitter polish and gel polish get to you! In the sense they are so tiresome to remove that you dont feel like using them at all. There's always a way to use the peel off base but for me that doesnt work well always. It comes off in just a day or two and most likely in the middle of the important event that I had painted my nails for. So this comes at a really good time for me. 
Born Pretty Soak off caps.


Now I dont fear using gel or glitter polish directly. I love removing them by using these soak off silicon caps (item #39658). I have used the older variety of a small plastic bulb with a rubber cap but trust me these silicone ones are much better and easier to use. 


All you got to do it soak a piece of cotton (1/4th of a cotton pad) in acetone. Place it on your nail so that the polished area is completely covered by it. These caps have a small V opening on the under side. Fold the cap around the edge of the V and place your finger in it. Now unfold the cap around your finger. For glitter polish let it stay for 5 mins. For gel polish let it stay around 10-15 mins. 
Gently remove the cap and voila! your polish should have come out without much trouble.



I got these caps (item 39658; link) from the Bornpretty store. They sell for $2.99 for 5 pieces in a set. You can get them in green, red, yellow, purple, rose-red (bright pink). These are made from silicone material so acetone doesnt affect it and all you need to do is wash off with water once you use them and let dry. 

I find them the best so far to remove polish esp if you use gel. Although I use them to remove any mani even if its a normal one which I think would need a lot of rubbing. I am happy to recommend this product if you dont like the rubbing and tugging one needs to do to remove polish. Any polish!






PS. product sent for an honest unbiased review.