Sorry, sometimes i think i'm funny. Any who, YES- nail art on a Thursday. I would have put it up Monday but i had something special i was waiting on in the mail for this nail art, and I wanted to show you what polishes i got on vacation. But I promise nail art every week, so i'm delivering on that! (P.s. i know i missed color cues two weeks in a row, please don't shoot me! stuff happened.) The something special i have with today's stamping is a review!
Born Pretty Store very kindly offered to have me review some of their nail art products. I chose these adorable little crystal glitter bows! Jayce kindly sent me the Crystal White Bowknot Shape 3D Stickers. Now, I do have to clarify that these are not stickers. That doesn't make them any less adorable or useable, they just aren't self adhesive or flexible. The bows themselves are hard plastic.
I was really excited to receive and review these because i've been wanting to try more 3D nail art lately, and I thought this would be a perfect test run! I went with a fun and funky mixed animal print design on my nails to counteract the super girly element of big sparkly bows. For my index, middle, and pinky fingers i used one coat of Wet N' Wild Wet Shine Black Creme, then stamped with Ginger & Liz Polish in Prima Donna with plate M57's zebra design. On my ring and thumb fingers I used two coats of a gray franken, then stamped with Wet N' Wild Black Creme with the leopard design from plate M57. I then used a dotting tool and filled in some of the leopard spots with Prima Donna. To finish things off i added some rhinestones and pearls to my ring fingers, and the crystal bow to my thumbs!
I adhered the crystal bows to my nails the same way I do with rhinestones- I spread a slow drying, thickened top coat onto the dried nail, then press the decoration into the wet topcoat. Usually one swipe of SV over a patch of rhinestones holds them until i choose to take the manicure off. The longest i've had them on is five days, but i'm positive i could go much much longer without losing any rhinestones! The bows were a bit tricker, and had edges that could catch on things, so i sort of spread SV under the bow's edges and all over the places where it touched the nail so that it filled the areas that were lifted off of the nail's surface. Does that make sense? Honestly, when it dried I felt 100% certain that that bow wasn't going anywhere. And as a bonus when i put the topcoat over the bows, the sparkles in the plastic showed up even more- making them extra glittery!
I know some of you will probably ask why i don't just use a dab of nail glue for decorations, and i'll answer you this- Every post i've seen using that method says that the rhinestones can get around two days wear without popping off. My method gets me as many days wear as I want without losing a single rhinestone!
In conclusion, although the bows are not stickers, i'm still very pleased with the product! I've ordered from Born Pretty before, and the shipping is reliable (always takes two to four weeks to arrive), and the products i receive are in great condition. This review has just further cemented my choice to continue buying nail art supplies from Born Pretty. I hope you enjoyed my little review!
And as a bonus: If you'd like to purchase nail art supplies from the Born Pretty Store, feel free to use the discount code i've been given to pass along to my readers!
Have you purchased from Born Pretty Store before? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!
A product sample was sent to me for review. All opinions are honest and my own and have not been influenced.