Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about my experience shopping with Born Pretty Store! BPS had a Chinese New Year 15% off coupon code running, so I decided to make an order! ^.^ I ordered on the 1st of Feb, and was immediately informed via email that they are on holiday until the 7th of Feb for CNY. I forgot about the order untill the 26th of Feb, when I decided that I would track my order. I was extremely surprised to see that the tracking showed the package being picked up from BPS on the 25th of Feb. 

That means that after the one week holiday for CNY, BPS took three weeks to package and post my wee parcel. I emailed the customer service to inquire why it took three weeks to send the package. Their reply was that they sent it after one week, and that the Hong Kong Post was to blame instead. I have no idea what happened, but the package arrived one week after being "picked up", making the order/shipping time (minis the holiday) almost one month long, despite the actual shipping taking only one week.

I origionally wanted to make an order from BPS because I wanted some super cheap and super tiny bows for nail art! ^.^ So what did I end up purchasing?

Lovely Cute Black Rhinestone Crystal Bowknot Bow Tie Adjustable Ring 
1 Pair Lovely Bowknot Black Rhinestone Crystal stud earrings 

These are a super cute earring and ring set! The ring is a perfect size and super sparkly, but I find the earrings a little big and pretty dull in comparison to the ring. :S You can see the difference in sparkle in the middle photo. 

 Beautiful Crystal Flower Delicate Lady Earrings Accessories
 These earrings were so cheap that I couldn't leave them behind! >< They're a little bigger than I initially expected, but the real issue is the backing of the earring. In the middle photo you can see that it has a sizable circular metal bond connecting the flower to the stud, which makes the earring droop downwards while in the ear because they don't sit flush to the earlobe. They're still pretty cute though! I wore them in my guest post at Lani Loves!
Pretty Heart Shaped Necklace Gold Plated Necklace Boho Collar Necklace

This is so super dainty and cute! For $0.89 I consider this a good bargain, although it has that cheap metal smell, and after two days of wear it's begining to fade into a more coppery colour than the bright gold it started life as. But look how teensy and cute it is! ^.^ It also flips over for like no reason!
  Rhinestone Gold Plated Pearl Bead Bowknot Hair Holder Band 
This is SUPER CUTE. I really do wish that the band was a little smaller with a lot more stretch (thick hair problems!) because the band is just a little ugly. I just tie my hair up with a normal hair tie and add this one for decoration ^.^

Multi Candy Colors Elliptic Shape Rhinestones Glitter Nail Art W/Box 5.88*3mm
 400pcs Round Square Fluorescent Lighter Colors Stud Rhinestones Nail Art
500Pcs 1.5mm/2mm/3mm/4mm Black Round Rhinestones Stud Nail Art

I'm absolutely loving all of these nail decorations! A lot of the coloured studs got mixed up on the way over here, which is irritating, but just requires a little organization ^.^

 Gold & Silver 3D Steel Ball Nail Art Glitter Bead Decoration 

Wow, there are so many of these little beads! They came in separate little baggies and I had to pour them into the wheel (super messy) but I still had like 3 bags left, so I'm pretty sure I won't run out of these! They're not exactly the same size, but from a distance you can't really tell.
 Nail Water Decals Sticker Transfer Sticker White Black Flower Pattern
Funny White Cat Printed Nail Art Water Decals Transfer Stickers 

The little lace decals come in black and white, and I totally thought I was getting ripped off because I couldn't see the white decals untill bf pointed them out. -.- The cats are amazingly cute too!

10 pcs Bowknot Shaped Rhinestone 3D Nail Stickers
 10pcs Cute Sweet White Pink Bowknot Resin 3D Nail Art Stickers 
3D Nail Art Sticker Resin Colorful Round Bowknot Nail Decoration 
  100Pcs 2.5mm*2mm Punk Simple Spike Rivet Stud UV Gel Nail Art Decoration 
 10pcs Cute Heart Flower Bowknot Resin 3D Nail Art Stickers 
I absolutely LOVE the little spikes, but they totally need nail glue to keep them in place for more than 5 minutes. Super cute though! The rest of the plastic parts are well made and very cute!

Half of my package was wrapped in this thin wrapping while the nail deco wheels were left roaming around the package. I didn't take a photo because ... well I don't know, I think I was just distracted playing with all the pretty things!

What I Love
- Cheap and super cute products
- Fairly good quality
- Frequent sales and coupon codes
- So many options!

What I Don't Love 
- Notorious for long shipping times

Final Thoughts
I'm not really sure how I feel about shopping with Born Pretty Store. On one had, everything is super cheap and cute and they have a huge range of nail deco, but on the other hand I've heard a lot of stories about the long shipping time. Waiting one month for my package is definitely not the end of the world, you can just forget about it and it's just a nice surprise, but I'm just not sure. I will definitely be shopping with them at least once more in the future, their nail deco is just too adorable! ^.^

Have you princesses ever shopped with Born Pretty Store before, and what was your experience like?


  1. I absolutely LOVE Born Pretty just for it's extremely cheap prices~ I say the long shipping however is the cost of the cheap prices >.< You bought a lot of things though~ I LOVE the bow ring and the cute little necklace you got~ Plus all the nail design materials <3

    Thanks for the store review and all the pictures of your purchases!

    Love, Aimee

  2. I actually have the same experience :( I really hate it when my package takes too long to arrive. I ordered cosmetics online last Feb and it still didn't arrive :(
    but I'm happy for you that you were able to get those lovely products above,hope I'll get mine real soon :)

    love lots,


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