Yes you read it correctly, it’s a HAUL. But I’m in a No-Buy month…
…these were ordered back in January and only arrived recently! 😮 Remember I mentioned in my “Last Hauluary” post that I was expecting 2 more parcels in the mail? One was the HauteLook TheBalm order, and the other one was this! 😉
This haul from Born Pretty has been brewing for a while but I was pushed over the edge after Cherry’s Beauty Blog posted “Top 10 Nail Art Items for Beginners” (after I pestered her) which featured her top recommendations from the site. I placed my order on January 14th and was notified that my order shipped on the 18th. I waited. And I waited. And I waited some more. Finally on March 4th (7 weeks after I placed the order), I decided to send a message to their customer service. They replied quite promptly, the next day:
We will check it for you, please do not worry.
I felt reassured. However, I did not hear back. But, luckily for me, the parcel showed up on March 22nd. So I’m not sure if it really took 63 days to ship the parcel from China to Canada, or if they realized the parcel didn’t ship out originally and shipped out the parcel on March 5th. 😳 Whatever the case may be, I got my loot! Here’s what I got:
• Red Metal Nail Art Clear Jelly Silicone Stamper – $3.99 USD
Cherry advised that this was her best find from Born Pretty so I had to give it a try! It came with 2 scrapers:
• Born Pretty Holographic Holo Nail Polish #12 Teal – $6.99 USD
• Born Pretty Nail Art Stamping Nail Polish #3 Black – $3.99 USD
The holo polish is teeny tiny! But the colour is pretty and the holo is strong. The black stamping polish was another recommendation by Cherry!
• Born Pretty Star Tree Nail Art Stamping Plate BP43 – $0.79 USD
• Qgirl Flower Texture Pattern Nail Art Stamping Plate Pattern #Qgirl-057 – $0.99 USD
These were from the “Under $0.99” section. I have no idea if I chose wisely but I liked the sample “inspiration” photos of these. Let’s see if I can try to recreate them.
• Silicone Stamping Mat 28x21cm – $7.99 USD
This comes in 2 sizes, I got the larger one to cover my working surface better. I have spilled nail polish before… 😮 This was also a recommendation by Cherry.
I thought it was amusing that the black polish was shipped in a snug pre-formed Styrofoam casing:
The smaller holo polish was just loose in the parcel. The shipping envelope was padded, so both arrived in one piece. I’m happy with my order, save for the delay in receiving my parcel but I wasn’t in a huge rush to get these items. Did I mention that shipping is free internationally, regardless of the order value? 😀 In the future, I’ll manage my expectations of the shipping time when I order off Born Pretty.
Have you purchased off Born Pretty before? They not only sell nail polish and stamping supplies, but also makeup, clothing, accessories, stationery… I had to keep focused! Also, be sure to use Cherry’s promo code “FTL91” if you decide to order off Born Pretty:
And now, I will have a play with these stamping goodies. I’ve never ever tried nail stamping before! Let me know if you’re into nail stamping / nail art or if you’re a newbie like me.