Sunday, October 19, 2014

Born Pretty Store - Black & White Rhinestones

A few weeks ago, the kind people at Born Pretty Store sent me a few nail art items to try out. I'm always really excited to try out new nail art products, especially since it gets me to sit down and finally get some creative ideas flowing. I was actually stumped for a while with what I wanted to do with these rhinestone studs, but I finally figured it out!
Product sent for review. All opinions are my own.

I received this nail art wheel that has various black and white rhinestones in it. The white ones all have sort of a opalescent sheen to them, and the black ones have more of a multichrome shine. Both the black and white rhinestones come in the same shapes, and each shape has the same amount - two little compartments on the wheel. The shapes are circular studs, hearts, and sort of pointed ovals or rounded diamonds, depending on how you look at them.

I really wanted to incorporate both into one nail art design, but the black ones were just really calling my name more! So I opted to try out a design with just those ones. I also didn't want to put them over just plain black polish, although they probably would have stood out more. However, I wanted them to match a little more!

My solution: pairing the studs with Dance Legend 096 Sulley. I absolutely love these chameleon polishes from Dance Legend, and I was really excited to see just how well the studs paired with this polish. Both the polish and the studs have that "rainbowy" spilled oil look to them. I had a couple design ideas in my head, but I went with sort of a corner design, using a circular stud on each nail along with two of the rounded diamond shapes. I like to think of them as leaves or flower petals.

The rhinestones aren't too large, but you can see that my pinky nail is a little crowded with three studs on it! However the studs fit well on my other nails. My nails also curve quite a bit while some other people have flatter nails, so the studs didn't lay completely flat. But this wasn't an issue, as they laid flat enough. I had applied three coats of Sulley, and then a layer of Seche Vite topcoat. I affixed the rhinestones directly on the wet topcoat, and they stuck great! 

I am really happy with how these turned out. They're a little crazy compared to my normal, everyday nails, but I just love the multichrome look. Also the rhinestones add a little 3D flair without being too insane or without getting in the way of daily life. For more "normal" wear in the future, I may just accent each nail with one or two studs instead. 

If you would like to purchase these rhinestone studs, you can find the nail wheel on Born Pretty's site here:
Each nail wheel is just $2.45, and as always, they have free shipping worldwide! Don't forget to use code BCL91 for 10% off of your order too! 
Product sent for review. All opinions are my own. 

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