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Born Pretty Store water decals & half moon nail art

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Hello! Tonight I have some more Born Pretty Store goodies to bring you: water decals! I’m seeing water decals everywhere now and they really have come a long way since I first started blogging (and that’s nearly three years, so not all that long at all!). These decals from Born Pretty are just lovely and very easy to use. I recently saw a design by Zlata on IG (@de_briz) and knew I had to recreate this look for this Born Pretty water decal post; take a look below.

Born Pretty decals in half moon design by Dry, Dammit!

Born Pretty decals by Dry, Dammit!

Born Pretty decals by Dry, Dammit!

He he he – I just had to have the instructions in there too so you could see. I just love Engrish! You can still interpret the instructions though, even though they are a little confusing. Regardless of the packaging, these “worked” like every other kind of decals I’ve used. Cut, soak in water for about 10-15 seconds and then apply to a (usually) white-painted nail. The decals were a bit narrow, which I did struggle with sometimes to smooth out the sides after they’d curled from being in the water. But this wasn’t with every decal.

Born Pretty decals in half moon design by Dry, Dammit!

Born Pretty decals in half moon design by Dry, Dammit!

Instead of using silver studs I wanted to use sequins, which would be closer to Zlata’s original look, but the only sequins I have are really transparent and it looked a bit messy where the half moon started. The pink holo polish underneath is Emily de Molly Poser, which I bought in its Boxing Day sale. It’s my first time wearing it and I love it, too!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Born Pretty Store
  • Cost: US$1.50 (here)
  • What you get: 1 packet of water decals in two designs enough for 20 nails

What do you reckon? Are you a fan of water decals? Do you love Engrish as much as me? If you’re considering purchasing from Born Pretty Store, feel free to use my discount code, HVX31, for 10% off your order. Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics February LE 2016

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Hello! Tonight I have a stunning polish for you from Celestial Cosmetics. It’s the February LE 2016 and again it’s been inspired by a flower, this time the iris (see inspiration pic below, as voted by the members of Celestial’s Stars). As you know, I’m not overly keen on blues, greens and oranges (fussy much!?) but I have to say, this is such a wonderful blue, it’s gt the right amount of purple in it to keep me interested yet also enough blue itself… does that make sense? Arrgh it’s so hard to describe so I’ll let the pictures do the talking!

Celestial Cosmetics February LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside in artificial light

Blue and white iris that inspired Celestial CosmeticsInspiration pic. Photo credit

Celestial Cosmetics February LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside in artificial light

Celestial Cosmetics February LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside in artificial light

February LE 2016 is a purple-leaning blue scattered holo with colour-shifting flakies. It was so easy to apply! This is two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat; a really lovely top coat that dries pretty quick, too! There’s just something about the scattered holo-ness and flakies that I can’t seem to get enough of. I’m wearing the polish as I type and I have to keep stopping to look at my nails and just be amazed. It really is a classy shade of blue.

DETAILS

February LE 2016 is available on the website now for the whole of February. If you live outside of Australia you can also pick this up from the international website too, but I don’t think it’s been added yet. In the meantime though, the link to the international Celestial Cosmetics website is here. Well, let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!

*I received the product in this review free of charge by the manufacturer for my honest opinion.