Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Born Pretty Store - Rose Nail Stickers

I have another fun nail art product from Born Pretty Store today - this time it's some nail stickers. I chose a design that has sort of a teal or deep blue background with pink and orange roses on it. They turned out even better than expected!
Product sent for review. All opinions are my own.

While these are called "nail art stickers," I think the term "stickers" is actually a little deceiving, but in a good way. I initially thought these would be sort of peel-and-stick decals, but they're not. Basically what you do with these is trim them to about your nail size, soak them in water for about 20 seconds, and then peel them off and stick to your nail. They also come with a mini nail file to "cut" off the excess. There are also 12 stickers instead of 10 so you can choose which sizes to use, or have a couple spare if you mess up!

While this may sound like more work, they turn out much better in the end. I've always disliked nail art stickers since they either don't fit my nails well or just don't adhere very well either. These ones actually stuck great after they started to dry, and they're durable enough to hold up to a layer of protective topcoat too! Some decals wrinkle with topcoat or some "temporary tattoo" transfer style decals just dissolve - but not these!

Excuse the non-cleaned up cuticles, but here's a quick tutorial of how I used these. I first started off by painting all of my nails. I chose this color since it was going to be the accent color, but just decided to apply it to all nails. In retrospect, I should have chosen a teal for the nails with stickers, but hindsight is 20/20.

I then cut each "sticker" apart into strips so I could apply them one by one. I didn't cut these ones to fit my nails, but just went ahead and soaked each strip for about 20 seconds. Then I peeled the sticker off of the paper backing, and applied it to my nail. I worked pretty quickly so they wouldn't dry, so I didn't get photo of the entire process.

I waited for each one to sort of dry out and adhere to each nail before filing off the excess. Then I took the mini nail file that came with the stickers and gently filed the edge of my nail to get rid of the rest of the decal. I know my nails aren't very long, but the stickers are actually pretty long if you do have long nails! I then applied a layer of Seche Vite topcoat over each nail to seal and protect. The stickers held up well and did not shrink, shrivel, wrinkle, or dissolve.

I'm really happy with how they turned out! The coral color I chose, Elf Coral Dream, matches a little better in person too. I like having a plain accent to go along with the patterned nails so every single nail isn't too busy or overwhelming.

If you would like to purchase these nail stickers, you can find them on Born Pretty's site here:
Each sheet of stickers is just $1.99, and they have plenty of other colors and patterns to choose from! 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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