Recently I showed you a galaxy manicure that featured a gorgeous magnetic polish from the Born Pretty 3D Magnetic Aurora Series called Aurora Borealis. It’s so stunning that I wanted to do a quick review on it, so let’s get started!
This polish comes in the updated Born Pretty packaging. The box instantly makes you think the product is more high end than your drugstore brands, but it also serves the purpose of listing the ingredients and protecting the bottle during shipment. The front side has a cutout window so you can see the color of the polish clearly.
The top of the box also has a sticker sealing the top flap closed while the bottom of the box lists the name of the polish on a sticker.
The bottle itself holds 6 mL of lacquer, so it’s about half the size of what you would normally get from most drugstore brands. No mixing ball is included inside, but you will find a medium sized flexible brush.
Today I’m going to show you a cute little galaxy manicure that was inspired by a nail polish that I recently obtained. Because it’s a magnetic polish, I first painted my nails with Johnny from Julep to provide a dark base.
2 coats of black polish (Johnny from Julep) were applied over a base coat prior to doing anything.
The stunning polish I’m about to show you is Aurora Borealis from the Born Pretty 3D Magnetic Aurora Series, and it’s absolutely beautiful! It has a chameleon effect that shifts from turquoise to a reddish purple in addition to having magnetic qualities. I applied one coat of this over the black polish and then immediately held a cat eye magnet over each nail at a diagonal angle for a few seconds while the polish was still wet so the pattern could form. I swear that my nails actually do look like a real aurora borealis!
Aurora Borealis is a very appropriate name for this polish from Born Pretty.
Things are still pretty busy for me here, so I’m all about doing quick and easy manicures these days. Today’s design uses stamping over magnetic polish for a simple gradient effect with some punch to it.
I started by painting my nails with a coat of Greenland Night from Born Pretty’s 3D Magnetic Aurora Series. After allowing it to dry for a bit, I painted another coat of polish over a nail and immediately held a cat eye magnet at a diagonal angle over the polish to create the pattern shown below. Each nail needs to be done one at a time because the polish needs to be wet when the magnetic force is applied.
Greenland Night from Born Pretty really looks like a faraway galaxy! The cat eye pattern also shifts positions when you move your fingers creating extra depth to the look.
I wanted to pair this polish with some silver stamping, so I chose a stamping plate from Bundle Monster with butterflies and arabesques that would look pretty against the shifting background.
Bundle Monster’s BM-718 plate looks whimsical with its butterflies and swirls.
I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to preview of one of the new Born Pretty polishes that will be released to the public on June 6. Let’s take a closer look!
Born Pretty has been seriously upping their package game as of late. Their branding has become more sophisticated and elegant looking over time. The bottle of polish is inside a cream colored box with gold foil text which complements the colors of their website design.
Front and back views of the exterior box. The ingredients are listed on the back.
What I noticed right away about the bottle itself was the classy gold ring running along the base of the cap which instantly makes it look more high end. All the text is printed in gold. The bottle contains 6 mL of polish, but this information is only printed on the box and not on the bottle itself.
BP-MA04 Greenland Night Magnetic Nail Lacquer from Born Pretty is a dark plum color with blue and red microglitters.
The bottom of the bottle is labeled with a mini bar code and the name of the series and color of the polish. It should be noted that this sticker is also affixed to the box in which it came.