Saturday, May 04, 2013

Born Pretty Store Review: March Nail Lacquer MM-005 (+ Nail Art!)

Hi! Today I have my first review to share with you. I was sent this nail polish from Born Pretty Store, so I decided to format the review with a swatch, bottle photos, and then some pretty floral nail art at the end of the post.

March Nail Lacquer MM-005 is a medium purple creme. The polish had a thin consistency but built up nicely in two coats, as shown here with top coat.  Application was very easy, and I had no issues.

The bottle looks small, but contains 12 mL of polish. For comparison, this is more than Nails Inc, which contains 10 mL, but less than Essie, which contains 13.5 mL. The bottle is very aesthetically pleasing with a unique shape and a removable satin bow on an elastic. The brush is cut nicely and is medium in size. I do wish that the handle was a bit longer, but it didn't provide any trouble in the end.

And now for the exciting part: it's time to see March MM-005 in action with some nail art! I used the polish as a base for this polka dot and rose manicure, and also to shade the purple roses.

I started with March MM-005 on all of my fingers except my middle and index where I used American Apparel Summer Peach. I used Essie Nice Is Nice and a dotting tool to add polka dots to all of my nails. For the roses I used a striping brush and Essie Nice Is Nice to block off the shape. Then I used March MM-005 to shade, with American Apparel Coney Island to highlight. I did the same for the pink rose but used American Apparel Summer Peach as a base, with American Apparel Angeline to shade and American Apparel T-Shirt to highlight. For the leaves I used Essie Navigate Her and mixed it with OPI You Don't Know Jacques to shade.

The March polishes retail for $7.29 USD, but you can use the coupon code "SVL91" to receive 10% off!


This product was provided for honest review.


  1. Ugh your nail art is so amazingly gorgeous always. Nice is Nice pairs perfectly with the purple, and I love how you made each nail different! You should do a tutorial on how you do your roses and flowers... they're always stunning

  2. Vicky Standage5 May 2013 at 05:05

    That purple is really pretty. Your nail art is stunning as always, love it!

  3. Aw what a cute polish bottle and color! I love the art!

  4. Wow, first review ? Congratulations !!

    I love love love this nail art. You are so inspired and talented! The thing i love the most about your blog is that you do free-handed design most of the time, and that shows your real talent and passion. Not like all those people you show pictures of a stamping nail art, like that's interesting. Plus, you really have your own style and you do tutorials to share your talent with everybody. Conclusion: Your blog is one of a kind !!! I hope mine will be as cool as yours one day. XOXO