Monday, 18 April 2011

BK Matte Smoky Grey Black

Jessica from Born Pretty Store got in contact with me recently to tell me about some new polishes that she had in stock. They're Matte so I immediately jumped at the chance to review them. I have a long standing love affair with matte nails though I don't actually own many polishes that are matte, I always just use a matte top coat to get 'the look'. The name on the bottle is BK, which I've never heard of before. 

I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality and finish of this polish, especially since it's such a low price. The brush is narrow and flat which made it really easy to apply the polish neatly. It was opaque in two coats but, as I do with all dark colours, I added another for maximum colour intensity. I love that it's full of tiny silver flecks which give a great depth to the polish, as opposed to it being a flat old grey.
Manglaze Fuggen Ugly came to mind when I saw this polish on my nails. I don't own Fuggen Ugly myself but I looked at a few swatches and to my eyes it seems like a really close match.

I added the bluebell design from Konad M54 using GOSH Metallic Purple and finished it off with a top coat of NYC. I definitely prefer this polish matte. The silver speckle is really muted with a glossy top coat.

You can buy this shade from Born Pretty Store here. Shipping is free worldwide! How amazing is that? And all the products are so cheap. I actually just ordered a few of the Konad copies which are only $1.55 each at the moment because I really want to see how they compare to real Konad plates. 
I have to add one thing about Born Pretty which is that the website is kind of a nuisance to navigate and can be hard to understand in some places (example) but I think this is just down to some bad translation. For the prices of the stuff, I'm not really going to complain!



  1. omg in love with this color..... so so so much eye catching.

  2. I really want this polish. It looks like a cheap alternative to Manglaze. :) Thanks for posting!

  3. I am also curious how this compares to OPI SSITP Suede! Pretty color <3.

  4. Thanks Tansia

    Rachel - I say go for it! I think it's something like $4 and the postage is free :D

    Deborah - I just looked at some swatches of SSITP and the shade of it does look pretty similar except the OPI looks a little more silvery where this one tends more towards grey.

    Thanks Karen!


  5. This one looks nice ^^ Both they way it is and with a glossy top coat.

  6. Woah, free WORLDWIDE shipping?! That's seriously good. I'll keep them in mind for when I have spare cash :P

  7. Oh my gosh,
    I need this. And free worldwide shipping? You can't lose!

  8. What a pretty polish color! And, I love the stamping! :)

  9. I have my first matte polish on right now.
    the finish of the Born Pretty one is really nice - love the stamp!

  10. Does anyone know if BK's products are not tested on animals?


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