What do you think of my Minimal Gold, Mint & White Nail Art? These Minimal Gold Glitter Nails, feature both Clean Up Brush & Lint-Free Wipes Born Pretty Review items. You saw these nails in the previous post and now we’re back to see the items that were used in more detail.
See the nail art post for these here. They are relevant to this post, so are appearing again to show the results of how well the brush cleans up the sidewalls and the proximal nail fold (the “cuticle line” as it’s referred to). There was all sorts of polish dregs in there due to the gradient sponging, and it cleaned it all right out, easy peasy.
And now for the review items. I am combining them in this post as they were both used in the creation of this mani. All the item details are shown below in the Rundown.
The lint wipes come in a pack of 300 in this listing from Born Pretty store. This is how they look size wise and in real life. Close up so you can see the fibres. They are much better quality and more durable than those other ones that come from China in a no-brand plastic wrapped pile. I know that is not a great description, but they have no brand name and were the only thing around for a while, which both makes it difficult and easy to describe.
Born Pretty Lint-free Wipes in the flesh
These exceeded my expectations, as I tend to find some of the cheapo lint-free wipes still occasionally shed fibres. I don’t normally use them but tried those in the past, so it’s great to find some more affordable that work. I like to use them to wipe my brushes with and for taking off the inhibition (sticky) layers with gel nails or gel polish.
Box comes like this, with a tab and covered in shrink wrap for sanitation. Each wipe is 4 x 6cm (approx 2 x 3in)
The gel brush is perfect for my purpose – using it as a clean up brush! It works well for applying potted gels too, and doing gradients, but it’s nice and thin and that makes it perfect for “cuticle” clean-up (in quotation marks because it isn’t technically the cuticle but the proximal nail fold. A technicality that irks me, but if you don’t refer to it as such, most people just scratch their heads at what you mean…).
Here is how it looks. I used it for post mani cleanup and also used it to tidy up the lines from painting the mint and white gradient over the gold glitter base which is a gel polish from Opallac called Gold Digger. It was released ~2 months ago and I reviewed it here. See the swatches.
The #1 brush in incredible! It’s small enough to get into small spaces and is so precise! I’m able to clean really close to my skin during clean-up after a manicures. Even after using acetone the bristles are still in great shape.
Here it is on the silicone mini mat I also have for review [EDIT: this review and demo is now live here] in the protective packaging. It comes in a plastic tube that is quite handy for making sure the brush heads are safe on arrival and the handles don’t snap.
You can see the shape of it and the relative thinness of the head. It is firm, but still soft enough to get into the fold where the skin meets the nail for clean up. And definitely sturdy enough to be useful, unlike some of the more expensive brushes I’ve tried and have found too soft. Promo shots below for comparison since I don’t have the rest (via Born Pretty).
I can’t vouch for it’s longevity yet, but it’s still looking relatively new after all these months. I’m stocking up!
I will try to get the video done, but after all the emergencies and crap thrown at me these past months, I have a massive backlog on stuff, so will do my best, but really, life stuff takes priority here.
EDIT! VIDEO TUTORIAL AND DEMO BELOW:
And that concludes my Minimal Gold Glitter Nails tutorial, feat. Clean Up Brush & Lint-Free Wipes – Born Pretty Review. Any questions or comments, leave them below 🙂
- BORN PRETTY Lint-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads / Nail Wipes, 300 Pieces
- BORN PRETTY Round Handle Cuticle Nail Cleaning Brush, Option #1
Brand: Born Pretty
Item Number: See below
Item Type: N/A
Colour (or family): N/A
Size: LINT-FREE WIPES – 300pack / Brush head: 6mm long
You’ll see this in the video but all is explined above. Comment if you have any questions.
BRUSH – Bristle Length: Approx. 6mm. It is pink with the number #1 on the handle. These brushes are really good at polish clean up for getting into the fine spaces. I really recommend trying one if you hate messy polish jobs and need a tool. Some others sell for $10USD so it is a great option for those on a tight budget.
The #1 brush is the perfect size. Not sure how thick the other ones are, so I will probably stick with this one, but it’s pretty great so far and fits my nails really well.
WIPES – these are great. The box makes it really easy to store them away from dust and debris. Also to get out for usage as needed.
Purchase Links & Info:
Feel free to use my code BUFFQ10 for 10% off full priced items
LINT-FREE WIPES – Item Number: 41193 – Find it at BornPrettyStore.com
BRUSH – Item Number: 40430 – Find it at BornPrettyStore.com
(*you can click number for direct link or search the number at the website)