Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vintage Floral Nails with Born Pretty Store Water Decals

Self-purchased, *Sent for Review

Today, I have some pretty vintage floral nails for you! Born Pretty Store kindly sent me three different packs of water decals for review.  I decided to do this mani spontaneously so I cut and placed the water decals randomly. I'm glad it still turned out wonderfully! 

First, I made sure to cut out the decals I planned to use. Then, I used Zoya Zanna for my base color. After it dried, I soaked the decals for 10-20 seconds (a detailed review after these pictures!). I made sure to remove the excess water on the decals before transferring them onto my nails and smoothing them out. I finished the mani off with a fast-dry top coat.

Born Pretty Store generously allowed me to choose what I wanted to review for them so I chose floral water decals in Y174*, Y001*, and G005* (all shown below). I'm sure you all know how much I love floral manis by now!

Left to right: Y001, G005, Y174

Y001 (Sorry it's a bit hard to see!)



All three water decals performed similarly. The transparent backing of the water decals didn't cover the whole sheet, but instead surrounded the image. Because of this, you don't have to make sure you cut as close as possible to the decal image since the extra transparent backing won't damage your mani's appearance. If you do end up with excess transparent backing, however, then you can file it off easily. (I like to do this after I top coat the decal so it can't change its position.) The instructions say to soak the decals in water for 10-20 seconds, but I recommend doing so for only 10 seconds. I had to remove a lot of excess water when I soaked a few of them for 20 seconds so my fingers got really wet, which made it harder to position the decals and gently pat them dry. I recommend using tweezers to help you position the decals because it was hard to do so using just my fingers. Also, don't worry if the decals scrunch up a little on your nails! Top coat smooths them out really well.

Born Pretty Store offers an amazing selection of good quality nail art tools and accessories for cheap! (More here!) They also offer nail polishes, fashion accessories,  and stationary, among many other items. They also have free shipping! (If you would like a tracking number, then you will need to pay $3. I recommend paying for a tracking number because you can resolve any problems you might encounter while waiting for it.) I shopped at Born Pretty Store even before I was asked to review for them, and all my experiences have been great. However, they are based in China so shipping can take a while.

You can use my code, NFX31, for 10% off your purchase! (Because you will probably end up getting a "few" things... ;) )

Thanks for looking! See you on the other side of the day!


*Products were sent for review. I am neither compensated nor influenced in any way. As always, my reviews are 100% honest. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.