I just couldn’t resist using this hexagonal glitter set again and thought that this time I would do a full review. But first, lets talk about this gorgeous new blue I picked up for winter manicures, Covergirl “Out of the Blue”. I was on the hunt for a “primary” blue and it was a lot harder than it should have been, but this one is perfect!
To get this large moon manicure I used those hole reinforcements you would use in a three-ring binder. I have been wanting to try those, and it worked really well. This lighter blue, NYC “Skyline Blue” is also really pretty – not sure if you can see in the photo but it has a really subtle silvery-white shimmer to it. Screams “winter” to me, which we just don’t get anywhere but on my nails here in San Diego!
Last I did a bit of glitter placement using the blue glitter from the set. This look takes a little bit of time, but the results are well worth the effort to me! You have to cut some of the glitters to get them to fit just right, but fortunately my nail is just about exactly 5 of these glitters wide, so it works out a little easier for me.
Born Pretty Store Hex Glitter Review
- Price – $6.45 at the Born Pretty Store (Price goes down for more sets purchased)
- Quantity – 12 pots of glitter, which is exactly what I got.
- Packaging – The glitters come in individual plastic containers with screw on lids that are easy to open and close without spilling glitter everywhere. There is also a hard plastic case that all the pots fit in to keep them organized.
- Best Use – Nail Art and Decoration, Crafts
- Description – 12 pots of different colored, medium-sized hexagonal glitters.
- Size – 10 of the pots are 2.25 mm, and 2 of them are 3 mm. I think this was probably an accident, but it is unfortunate because now I can’t mix and match all the colors for glitter placement.
- Uniformity – Each of the glitters in the individual pots are all the same size since they are cut with a die. However, not all of the glitters are full pieces, so some are not whole (but not too many).
- Durability – Very durable, just like most glitters.
- Special Instructions – Apply with topcoat polish, or other glue and seal with clear topcoat if desired. Here I used a thick layer of Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat.
- Ease of Use – They lay mostly flat anywhere against my tiny nail bed because of their smaller size. I found them really easy to apply, even when doing glitter placement!
- Color – 12 different colors – each set may have different colors in it. Below is a picture of the set that I received, and I like all the colors!
- Removal – Not too bad – but it’s still glitter. I used an acetone soak to get them off easily.
- Recommend It – Yes, I’ve already used these twice, and I love how both looks turned out.
Like this glitter? Get a set of 12 glitter pots here. Use my awesome discount code, BCKW10 to get 10% off your entire order. Shipping is always free and ships within 24 hours, but since it is from Singapore and I am in the US, it did take about 1 week to get here, pretty fast!
If you haven’t checked out the Born Pretty Store, I would recommend it. They have TONS of nail art decorations and supplies at very reasonable prices. Most items ship one color/size per bag so you will be stocked up on that item for many manicures. Their order process is easy and you receive immediate email confirmation, plus you can pay via PayPal now if you prefer.
Winter Glitter Blues – Get The Look
For this look I used:
- Covergirl – Out of the Blue (outlast stay brilliant)
- New York Color – Skyline Blue
- Target Brand (Up & Up) – Hole Reinforcements (to tape off the moons)
- Born Pretty Store – Set of 12 Hexagonal Glitter Pots
- Bundle Monster – Dotting tool and small bowl of water (to pick up and place glitter)
- Nail clippers (to cut glitter)
- Seche Vite – Dry Fast Topcoat