Review of Born Pretty Clear AB Beads

Today I’m going to introduce you to some pretty microbeads that I found on the Born Pretty website. They are super pretty because of their pearlescent rainbow AB finish and look like tiny bubbles!


Born Pretty clear microbeads have an iridescent look to them.

This particular item is available in 3 colors: clear, pink, or purple. I chose to get the clear ones. The beads come in a small plastic screw top container which is handy because you can see the contents, but one has to be careful when the container is open because the beads can spill out easily.

These beads have a perfectly spherical shape, so don’t expect them to sit flat on your nail. There are three different sizes in the container, one being a little less than 1 mm wide another being 1 mm, and the other being 2 mm. You can easily create caviar nails with an interesting texture due to the varying diameters, or you can choose to pick a few to feature in a manicure.


This macro shot shows the different sizes of beads.

Because they look so much like bubbles, I chose to feature them in aquatic manicures.


Jellyfish nails look more interesting with these microbeads.

You can also combine these beads with other charms for a more diverse look.


I used one bead on my pinky amidst some pearl rhinestones to mix up the look in this beachy manicure.

The only tricky thing is that because these beads are round, they’re a little hard to affix to your nail. It is suggested that you place a drop of clear polish or nail glue to the surface before placing the bead on top of it. Extra glue/polish should be added around the base of the bead to help hold it in place. Otherwise these beads are super fun to use!


Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)

If you are interested in purchasing these clear bubble beads (retail price is $2.59 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!


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