Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Born Pretty Store - Nail Studs

Nail studs are pretty popular right now for nail art. I really like to add a little metallic shine to my nails sometimes, and I think using these stud rhinestones is a great way to do it!

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As you can see, you get quite the variety of studs in this nail wheel from Born Pretty Store. This one has 12 different kinds of studs in gold, silver, and black. Some of the gold ones are a faded gold and some are a very vibrant yellow gold.

I was so overwhelmed with so many shapes and sizes to choose from! So I decided to just play around with the studs and show you some ideas I had. They're really versatile! I went for more of the gold studs, so I paired it with a burgundy polish - Orly Thorned Rose.

I went pretty wild with studs! But I think it turned out pretty nice. The second I saw the elliptical gold pieces, I thought of flower petals, so I tried to create part of a flower with them on my middle finger! I think these studs are pretty unique in shape, but they're a bit large. My nails curve a lot, so unfortunately the horizontal one didn't lay completely flat. 

I then saw the square studs and thought they would look nice all lined up. They fit together perfectly with the flat edges. I think this design would look interesting with two different colors on either side of the studs! I think these small squares and the circles are some of the most versatile of the studs. 

I just started placing studs on my pinkie nail to see what I would come up with. Eventually it just turned into a studded anchor design. I think this design would make a cute accent nail with a nautical manicure in navy, white, and/or red.

I really wanted to use the "donut" studs too. The little metal grommets paired nicely with more small circular studs, though they're a slightly different color. I think that's the only down side to pairing random studs in this wheel - they don't all match entirely. But they're close enough!

As for how I did it all: I painted all of my nails with one coat of Thorned Rose. After that was dry, I then painted each nail individually. For example, I painted my index finger, and then I carefully placed the studs with tweezers into the wet paint. Then I moved onto the middle finger nail, etc. I did not apply a topcoat because I was afraid of it getting too messy between the studs, though it may help keep some of them in place for longer wear. 

If you want to try out the same studs from Born Pretty Store, here is the product page (and don't forget to use the 10% off code above - BCL91): http://www.bornprettystore.com/heart-square-elliptic-round-hollow-stud-rhinestone-acrylic-nail-wbox-p-4993.html
My wheel has slightly different studs in it than shown in the photo on their site, but I'm sure you'll still get a nice random variety. For example, I got some large, golden hearts in mine which aren't shown! I got 10 of them, so I can do a full manicure with them. 

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