Review of Beauty Big Bang 3 Piece Brush Set

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! I’m back with a quick review of a 3 piece brush set from Beauty Big Bang.

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These brushes don’t come with a storage case although they do have protective open ended caps to preserve the brush heads during shipment. The handles are clear plastic and are labeled with sizes 0, 00, and 000. I’m guessing that Kolinsky is the name of the manufacturer.

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The end of the brush handle has an angled tip that can be used to push back cuticles.

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Review of Beauty Big Bang Cuticle Nipper

Hello! Sorry for disappearing, but life has been crazy, and it’s hard trying to stay on top of a written blog. Definitely find me @finepolish on InstagramFacebook, Tumblr, or Twitter if you want to keep up with all my latest designs!

Today I want to show you an item that I’ve been meaning to get for the longest time that is a necessity for a good nail care routine: cuticle nippers!

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These cuticle nippers from Beauty Big Bang come in a reusable vinyl pouch.

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There’s information on the back of the card along with a bar code for the item. The tip of the scissors is covered with a protective plastic cover.

Yes, I know, everyone says you shouldn’t ever cut your cuticles and only push them back, but while I wouldn’t recommend doing this every time you do your nails, sometimes you get dry bits of skin around your nails that need to be removed. I usually try to trim these bits with either nail scissors or nail clippers, but neither tool does the job as well or efficiently as this!

These nippers are as easy to hold and use as a pair of pliers. The nippers have a default open position, so you only need to squeeze the handles together to cut your target. The handles have just the right amount of tension so that you don’t need a lot of strength to do the trimming, but they don’t immediately close together in your hand.

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What is extra appealing about the tip is how the cutting edge stays flush with your surface, allowing you to trim closely with precision. Care must be taken that you don’t cut into your living skin because the edges are sharp. As the instructions say, clip away small amounts at a time and do this in moderation. It is possible to get an infection if you clip away too much skin, causing an open wound, so please be careful!

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The nippers should be positioned this way as you trim away dead skin.

It is easy to clean away the clipped debris when the tip is open.

 

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View of the cutting edge.

These nippers are made of durable stainless steel and have a beautiful rainbow chrome finish, and can also be used for cutting decals and striping tape, so they make an excellent addition to your nail art toolkit.

 

Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)

If you are interested in purchasing this cuticle nipper SKU: J6517TM (retail price is $8.39 USD), the link for the item is shown below.  Using code CHRISS will get you 10% off your order, and Beauty Big Bang offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!

https://www.beautybigbang.com/products/1pc-beautybigbang-rainbow-stainless-steel-nail-cuticle-nipper-cutter-plier-clipper-scissor-dead-skin-remover-trimming-manicure-nail-art-tool

Check out their deals for Black Friday and their Christmas sale at the link below!

https://www.beautybigbang.com/pages/snowsale

10% off coupon code: CHRISS

About Born Pretty Store Coupon Codes

10% off Born Pretty coupon code: RSSPX31

Just wanted to make a quick post regarding the Born Pretty Store coupon codes that have been floating around out there.  Even though they claim that you will get 10% off your entire purchase, some exclusions do apply, as I have found out the hard way.

The most obvious one is that the 10% off codes don’t work when an item is already listed at a discounted price.  Lately, it seems like almost everything on their website is on sale, so whenever I try to check out with a coupon code, it says that I can’t use the code.  I’ve always tried to use RSSPX31 for the 10% off, but this also happens with other codes that are posted on RetailMeNot and even the ones from Born Pretty Store’s Instagram account and their promotional emails.  They always claim that you will get 10% off your order, but you really only get 10% off for the regular priced items in your cart.  The prices are still really low, but it feels like they’re not being entirely honest by letting you think that the code will work with every order.

The only coupon codes that appear to work with sale prices are the ones that take a dollar amount off a certain priced order (such as $5 off a $50 order), and those are released by the company and have expiration dates.

Also, you can’t apply a coupon code if you’re only buying a gift card for Born Pretty Store because you’re already getting a deal on the price versus the value of the card.  So much for stacking discounts.

But the codes do work for any other regular priced merchandise on their website, regardless of whether it is jewelry, make up, or stationery.  Shipping is always free, and the prices are so low already that the 10% off really shouldn’t seem like a big deal…  but we all love when a coupon code can take a little bit more off the total price.  😉  So use RSSPX31 for 10% off your order, but keep in mind that it may or may not work depending on what you have in your cart.  If everything was already on sale, count yourself lucky that you’re getting a bargain already, and if the code takes off less than 10%, it’s because you had a mix of sale and regular priced items in your cart.

Hope you find good deals this Black Friday, and happy polishing!