01 November 2013

Review: Born Pretty Store Nail Stickers & 3D Bows

To make up for my long, lengthy rant in my previous post (read here), I thought I'd share a couple of  manis I've sported recently using some products from Born Pretty Store.

The first mani is Zoya Shelby with Starrily Unicorn Chronicles on top, and a 3D bow on my ring finger. I used regular nail glue to stick the 3D bow on.

I really love the look of the 3D bow on my ring finger, as it transforms a relatively simple/boring manicure into something that looks so much more complex, yet cute.

 I thought the bow would fall off after a few hours, but was pleasantly surprised that it lasted for days, until I got sick of it and ripped it off. I was surprised, yet again, at how easy it was to remove. I thought it was going to be a struggle to rip it off without ripping my nails to pieces, but it was relatively easy.

The only thing that I didn't like about the 3D bow was it kept getting stuck in my hair, as I have very knotty/tangley hair, and every time I did my hair and brushed my fingers through, the bow would get momentarily stuck.

However, it's a small price to pay (literally) because Born Pretty Store sells 10 of these bows for $1.99 (purchase here), and they're reusable!!!

For the second mani, I used a few nail stickers to make my nail of the day look fancier than it actually is.
I was sent three packets of these nail stickers, which I thought would look really cute on almost every shade of pink or nude polished nails. There are heaps of other similar nail stickers for sale at the Born Pretty Store for $0.99 per packet (buy here)!

After umm-ing and ahh-ing over which one of the three to use, I finally settled on this one.

I decided to use it over Sally Hansen's Gray-T Escape (which was also sent to me for review) on my ring finger and thumb (see below).

thumb
I then used a coat of Seche Vite over the top to seal everything in place. You can hardly tell that it's a sticker!


I then tried to do my right hand, and failed miserably. I didn't realise the sticker wasn't stuck on properly (it wasn't flat) until I started putting a coat of Seche Vite on. It didn't look too bad but it wasn't perfect, and since I'm so crazily pedantic about my nails and my OCD kicked in, I HAD to remove it and choose another sticker.

Sorry about the bit of dirt/hair on my nail
It took me quite a while to decide which sticker to use, as none seemed big enough for my thumb nail to look right (if that makes any sense). I eventually picked one (the one on the left side of my thumb nail) and since it looked like my nail was missing something, I decided to pick one from the other two sheets. I then blinged it up by sticking some pink rhinestones, which I received from my future mother-in-law for christmas (but Born Pretty Store sells rhinestones - 100pcs for $0.99 here), and added the white loveheart and pink and reddish-pink flowers on the top left side of my nail.

I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite, and was really pleased with the result.

If you'd like to purchase anything from the Born Pretty Store, I've got a 10% coupon for you!
http://www.bornprettystore.com

These products (with the exception of the Zoya polish, nail rhinestones, flower and love heart stickers) were kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

7 comments:

  1. I really like those stickers! I haven't gone in for nail decals too much, but they're so good for livening up a manicure with minimal effort!

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  2. All of these nails are so cute! I might have to get some stickers like that to try out!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  3. your nails look awesome, wish mine were that long! not sure I'd be able to do the bow... and always forget to get my nail stickers out :P

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  4. Such a great way to jazz up your nails and the stickers are so cheap too!

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  5. I normally wouldn't like the pink shown in the first manicure but it actually looks quite cute. And I LOVE the second one. It looks really elegant.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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