Friday, April 29, 2016

Review: Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray

(Press sample)

Hello!!


I have a neat little gadget to show you today, sent to me for review by Born Pretty Store! It's a little tray designed to help you keep track of your rhinestones or other bitty ditties, and it comes with a little pen-type thing to help you pick them up and place them.

I made a video to show it to you in action:



Now let's take a look at it up close and personal like.  Here's everything in the package:

Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray
Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray


There's a little lip around the edge of the tray to keep the rhinestones from going everywhere, and there are little ridges to help you sort everything out and keep them straight:


Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray
Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray


On the back side the ridges are a little wider, for bigger rhinestones and other decorations:


Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray
Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray


So here I've poured out some half microbeads; you can see that the tray is small enough to not get in the way of everything on your work space, but big enough to sort out what you need:


Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray
Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray


I like to use it to count out the right number and turn them over so they're all ready to go when I want to apply them, since I usually have to work fast before my topcoat dries:


Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray
Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray


The set comes with a pink stylus and some soft pink wax; you put the wax on the top of the sylus, and it allows you to pick up your decorations (these are stills from the video):


Born Pretty Store rhinestone pick-up stylus
Born Pretty Store rhinestone pick-up stylus

Born Pretty Store rhinestone pick-up stylus
Born Pretty Store rhinestone pick-up stylus


One of the things I love best about this is how easily it helps you put everything away:


Easy clean-up with the Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray
Easy clean-up with the Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray

Easy clean-up with the Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray
Easy clean-up with the Born Pretty Store rhinestone sorting tray



So much easier than trying to round them all up with your fingers or a scraper!


All in all, I love this little device, and I'm glad I have it. It's a simple thing, but sometimes the simplest things are exactly what you need to get the job done.


Now...you know I wouldn't leave you hanging with no sample mani, right??


I started with Sally Hansen Lava, one of my favorite multichromes ever, which shifts from bright pink through burnt coral:

Sally Hansen Lava
Sally Hansen Lava


I stamped it using Messy Mansion Symetrika 04, with Messy Mansion Carbon:


Messy Mansion Symetrika 04
Messy Mansion Symetrika 04


Then I put pink duochrome dots on with Hit The Bottle Polish Peach Blow, and then added my half gold beads:


Happy Henna with Sally Hansen Lava and Messy Mansion Symetrika 04
Happy Henna with Sally Hansen Lava and Messy Mansion Symetrika 04

Happy Henna with Sally Hansen Lava and Messy Mansion Symetrika 04
Happy Henna with Sally Hansen Lava and Messy Mansion Symetrika 04


What do you think! I love the way the colors work together, and I love how the edge of the star pattern makes such a pretty fan-like pattern. Very warm and pretty!

You can find the rhinestone sorting tray here on Born Pretty Store's site, and don't forget to use my code to get 10% off your purchase:




Happy stamping!
M.

14 comments:

  1. Looks like a very helpful tool to have when your using studs or rhinestones.

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    1. Especially if you're clumsy like me...>.<

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  2. Love your mani! That tray is very handy.

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  3. Love the tray, and I ADORE your mani!! That is so cool!!

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  4. it reminds me of a pharmacy tool!

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  5. That looks to be extremely convenient! I've been wanting to use my studs more but have difficulty with them. I need to try one of these.

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    1. Anything that can keep them on my table and off my floor is a win for me, lol!

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  6. I could certainly use one of these! My desk is at a very slight angle, like super slight. every single bead I try to use rolls towards me and I have to be ninja quick to catch them...haha

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  7. This would be perfect for me! I always make such a mess when I'm trying to use rhinestones haha.

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