Hello lovelies,

Today I'd like to take a look at the Born Pretty Store Chameleon gel polish collection. Nail polish world offers countless finishes and colours and the gel polishes lacked in variations for a long time. But finally I'm starting to see duochrome and other special collections. One of those is Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish collection. It is a low-budget option but don't frown upon it just yet...

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art

 


Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection consists of 12 different colours, each has a shade number, no colour name. I've swatched each colour over black gel polish base which is ultimately the best way to draw out the duochrome effect. All colours did have a certain degree of duochrome effect to them, I just had to look from the right angle. They look best with 2 coats over black to show the real beauty.

 

This gel polish comes in rectangular 10ml bottles which I find very compact and easy to store. Unfortunately when they are closed tightly, the cap does not align with the bottle which id driving me crazy and I can't tighten them properly. Holding and working with the big cap was a bit of a problem but I got used to it quickly. The brush is a regular square brush, easy to work with. I did have one bottle where the brush was broken inside and hanging on a little bit so I've only used it for the swatch. At some point I'l have to decant it to be able to use it.

 

According to information on Born Pretty Store website, these are UV curable but there's no more information on the website nor on the bottle itself. I have tried both UV (2 mins) and LED (30 secs) lamps and both cured the gel polish fine BUT as some of you may know, gel and gel polish hardens even when it's cured at about 50%. For proper curing we should always be using a nail lamp from the same brand. BPS is not a professional nail brand and I very much doubt they did a testing with a specific nail lamp so I would recommend to wear these gel polishes over a different gel polish from a brand you have gel polish and their lamp from. This way you avoid any problems like under or over curing (which can lead to separation of the nail from nail bed, dermatitis etc.)

 

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art

 

 

Most of the polishes seem to be duochrome particles in a clear base so they are not fully opaque in the first coat but they can be built up. The formula is thicker but manageable and I've attempted few nail art designs with this collection. Here's some inspiration for you :)

 

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Gel Polish Collection Review & Nail Art

 

 

Pros:

  • Cost - these gel polishes are very affordable. $6.58 per bottle or $70 for the whole collection of 12 ($5.83 per bottle), extra 10% off with code LUHH10
  • Availability - Born Pretty Store ships worldwide, it takes up to a month or two but often it's faster
  • Colour range - this whole collection has wide variety of duochrome shades, most of those that are available

 

Cons:

  • No clear curing instructions on the website or bottles
  • Thicker consistency
  • Lower quality packaging

 

Overall, these gel polishes are good for the price you pay and the colours are very nice as well. I was a bit concerned about the lack of information about them so please pay attention to my recommendations further up in the post. This collection is available here or you can find individual shades here. Don't forget to use 10% discount code LUHH10 to save few $$$ :)

 

Have you tried Born Pretty Store gel polishes yet? What are your thoughts?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

Did you know that this month will see a start of the second Nail Art Fashion Week 2016? Well, I'm one of the co-hosts together with the 'leading lady' Maria from So Nailicious and co-hosts Victoria from Manicurator, Emily from Very Emily, Anja from Lieve91 and WE WANT YOU to join the challenge with us!

 

 

NAFW 2016 Hosts

Hosting this year is of course Maria from So Nailicious who is the brains behind this operation. A huge thank you to her for organising this event and for inviting us to be a part of it! Also hosting are Victoria from Manicurator, Emily from Very Emily, Anja from Lieve91, and of course, me!

 

Our job is to get YOU excited to join us with this challenge, and of course we will be participating and sharing our looks as well. Every day each of us will feature a participant on our Instagram pages! So here’s your chance for your work to get featured by @So_Nailicious, @Manicurator, @LucysStash, @Lieve91 or @VeryEmily.

 

 

How You Can Join

Simply create nail art that follows the schedule below and share it with us by posting it on your blogs or Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook with the tag #NAFW2016. It’s our official hashtag and we’ll be checking it every day. If you need some inspiration help you can check out some resources including Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily.

 

 

The NAFW Fall 2016 Schedule:

  • April 11 – Favorite fashion designer: create nail art inspired by your favorite designer. It can be your favourite local fashion designer or an established fashion house.
  • April 12 – Shoes: create nail art inspired by shoes. It can be any shoes you like, wear or covet. Preferably from the Fall 2016 collections.
  • April 13 – Bag: create nail art inspired by a bag. It can be any bag that you like, but again preferably from any of the Fall 2016 collections.
  • April 14 – Fashion Trend: create nail art inspired by your favorite Fall 2016 fashion trend, i.e. florals, colour blocking, plaids,..
  • April 15 – Fashion Blogger / Style icon: create a design inspired by your favorite fashion icon, i.e. by her/his outfit, her favorite colours or maybe nail art that they wore. It can be an actress, blogger, model or your neighbor – anyone you consider a style icon.
  • April 16 – Fall 2016 Dress: create a manicure inspired by your favourite garment from the current Fall 2016 fashion week.
  • April 17 – Fall 2016 runway nail art: create a nail design inspired by any Fall 2016 beauty look, nail art or make-up

 

So what you’re waiting for? Pin or save the NAFW 2016 schedule below and start gathering your nail art inspiration! Feel free to share the schedule, i.e. repost, upload to your blog, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

 

You’re Invited to Nail Art Fashion Week 2016!

 

Add this button to your blog’s sidebar and link it to your blog post announcing that you’re going to Nail Art Fashion Week or simply link it back to this post. Will you be joining us? We can’t wait to see what everyone is going to create!

 

Big thanks to Emily and Maria who put together this whole description for the challenge :)

 

Lucie x