Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.
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Camp More – BP Review (gel polish, magnets)

[press sample]

The last product(s) that Born Pretty sent to me was a package of products meant to support reviewing a new magnetic gel polish: BP-MSS04 Boundless Galaxy. What I didn’t realize at the time was how grateful I should be that they included the magnet. The little $1 paddle magnet I owned (plus several mainstream versions) are pitifully weak compared to the cat eye magnet stick straight from Born Pretty.

Lesson learned: always buy from a brand you trust when it comes to magnets. Off-brand and mainstream magnets suck.

Born Pretty press sample
Born Pretty press sample

BP-MSS04 Boundless Galaxy

Born Pretty's "Boundless Galaxy" black/white swatch sample
Born Pretty’s “Boundless Galaxy”

I started by swatching the gel polish on a swatch stick that was already painted half black and white. As you can see the shade of what is beneath will make a difference in the color you end up with. I wonder what it would do if I layered it over a yellow. Hmmm…

There are six shades in the Starry Sky series and they are all quite beautiful. I’d have to say that my favorite of the lot is BP-MSS05 Bright Vega because when it’s layered on black, it is what I really think of as a cat eye look (that isn’t eyeliner, that is ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Born Pretty's Starry Sky series of 5D cat eye gel polishes
Born Pretty’s Starry Sky series of 5D cat eye gel polishes
 

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I decided to go with black as my base color. Which felt appropriate since Emily had sent me a black gel polish (most opaque black gel I’ve owned to date, but I don’t go out of my way to buy the best gel polishes, so…) Magnetic polishes always seem to go so well with galaxy nail art so I dug around my stamping plate collection for inspiration and found a camping scene. Perfect!

Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.
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Products Used

Base Polishes:
Black gel base (press sample) with Born Pretty’s Magic Starry Sky Series Boundless Galaxy (press sample)
Stamping Polish:
Essie’s “No Place Like Chrome
Advanced Stamping Polishes:
Random mixtures of Covergirl’s Royal Purple, Essie’s “Mrs. Always Right“, L’oreal’s “a la meringue“, Nails Inc’s Magnetic Polish “Kensington Palace“, and Sinful Colors’ “Starfish
Stamping Plates:
Maniology Around the World BM-XL157

I used a lot of gradients of darker metallic red polishes and my favorite light red creme to fill in the decals. Everything felt like it fit together really well.

Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.
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Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.
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TLDR

While I can’t speak to durability since I painted my design on false nails, I can definitely say that the results match the product photos as long as you paint it over the black base they recommend.

But I invite you to think outside of the box and explore using other base colors to really make the gel work for you and give you lots of different looks. ๐Ÿ’ช

If you’re looking to buy any of the products that were sent to me, here’s the list: BP-MSS04 Boundless Galaxy (#44227), cat eye magnet stick (#42347), BPBL01 Night (#42869), gel top coat (#42885), and 240/320 nail file (#44824).

Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.
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End of a review era

There goes my last review for Born Pretty. I very much appreciated the opportunity they gave me, but it’s just less pressure and work for me to buy the products myself. ๐Ÿ˜จ I apologize if you liked reading my blog for the reviews…

(Also, for the record, I haven’t gone camping in years because I like my bed and regular showers. #hypocrite ๐Ÿคฃ)

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