Sunday, November 20, 2016

Review: Born Pretty Store Water Decals

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. I have been insanely busy these days with work, travel, and life in general. I have a TON of manis to post in the coming week, so look out for those.

However, today, I have a special post as it is the very first of my collaboration with Born Pretty Store!  I have used many of their products since I started really getting into nail art, and have loved what I've tried so far, so I was happy to check out what else they had, and try them out for review.

I have never used water decals before, as I primarily work with stamping and some light hand painting. I was not sure how much I would like them, or if I could use them without messing them up. I'm one of those people for which Pinterest fails exists. Nothing is ever as easy as it looks, but surprisingly, I found these decals to be very user-friendly!

The decals that I chose here were a pretty floral themed set (Item #33972). They can be found here. They are rather inexpensive (a little over a $1.00), and for that price, you get two patterns for two full manicures.

I cannot stress how easy these were to use. Anyone can use them, and they look great!

For this first design, I really liked the diamond shape, so I used these decals over a gold base color. I kind of cheated here, because in order to do a full manicure, you might want to buy two sheets, but otherwise, the complementary accent decals were leopard floral print. I just happened to really love the look of the diamonds so much. I thought I would just use them this time. I added a sparkly topcoat to make it really shine. So pretty!

Base color: OPI - Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Top coat: China Glaze - Golden Enchantment

The second design is a floral/leaves design. I wasn't sure what color to use as a base, so I just went with a simple white base so that the design could really pop. I absolutely love this design. It's a great look for a tropical vacation. Of course, since I love sparkles, I added another sparkly top coat that really made the manicure stand out.

Base color: OPI - Alpine Snow
Top Coat: China Glaze - Fairy Dust

Overall, I really liked these water decals. They were easy to apply; clean-up was fairly simple even though I used no protective barrier on my cuticles, nor did I cut them to size. Not all of my nails have a normal C-curve, and if you're like me, things like this might seem to have a wonky fit, but these decals hugged my nails perfectly! I wore these for a full five days with little to no tip wear, and only removed them because I had to move on to work on other manicures. 

So the bottom line...would I buy them?


After trying these, I'm really looking forward to seeing what other designs I can find from Born Pretty Store. They seem to have a wide array of different kinds of themes to suit your tastes.

Oh! And be sure to use my special 10% OFF code: MBDBW10 

Until next time!

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