Evening! Today is Easter and I’m just getting to the computer now to put up a post I’ve been meaning to all day. I did some Easter nails, but since I did them in such a rush this morning they’re nothing overly spesh. If you do want to check them out head to my IG page where I picture them with my all-time favourite Easter egg: the Red Tulip Humpty Dumpty.
Anywho, I’ve been meaning all week to show you some nail art studs that I was sent from Born Pretty Store for review. These studs are probably the most “3D” I’ve ever been with my nails, and the way I wore them I think it would only work as one-night-only special. First up I have to show you some medium-sized gold / iridescent bows that I teamed with a gold polish by W7… sorry I don’t know its name as when I bought it, it didn’t come with a label. Oops. There is no top coat over the bows. As you can see, the bows are a nice size for wearing on each finger… but since you only get five per pack you’ll probably have to buy two packs for both hands, so that’s something to keep in mind.
The second lot of bows I have are larger and a black / silver combo. In this pack you only get two, so I’m figuring you use these more as accent pieces, which I have done below. The polish I have on is essence Prom-berry with Seche. There is no top coat over the bow.
Now, what I really like about both of these bows is that they are curved to suit the natural nail shape. I found this didn’t affect the application at all. Usually for nail art studs I use a wax pencil to apply them, but in this instance as the bows are so big I just used my fingers. Sure, you have to be accurate, but it was relatively easy. Here’s what the bows look like underneath:
With the black / silver bows I found them a bit heavy on my finger. Honestly as well, they weren’t as flush as I would of liked on the nail and a bit “stick-y out-y”. This had its upside though because when I was finished with the stud I could just peel it off and use it again. Even the polish wasn’t overly disturbed!
- Where to buy: Born Pretty Store
- Cost: US$1.99 (for the five-piece set), US$1.99 (for the two-piece set)
I also have my own Born Pretty Store code now, HVX31, so please use it if you would like to get 10% off your next Born Pretty order! Born Pretty also has free shipping, which makes it even worse for your bank account, ha ha. If you check out both of the products on Born Pretty, you’ll see there are some other stud shapes to choose from in both sizes like anchors, hearts and butterflies. Thanks for reading!