Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rose Nail Studs - Born Pretty Store Review

*This product was sent to me for review, all opinions are my own

Hi everyone! Today I have my third review of nail art products from Born Pretty Store. I chose some of these cute 3D roses in the colour lilac as I don't normally use nail art studs but I wanted to try something different and I loved the look of these so let's get into it!

These studs are $3.95AUD for 5 pieces and there's a range of colours to choose from. They're quite small when in the packet but once they're on the nail they seem a bit large. This however could just be because I have quite small nail widths so any studs look big on my nails (which is why I don't use them often). And they're very 3D, as in they're high when on the nail and stick up quite a lot. Because of that I think it would get in the way if you wanted to wear them for a while, but for decorative purposes or a special event they'd be perfect!

I thought I would do something simple to match the delicate look of the rose studs and I think the dots fit perfectly to keep the mani looking pretty!

All in all I quite like these studs, they're completely different to what I'd normally use and that's what makes them interesting. They don't budge when they're on the nail but they're also easy to pull off and can definitely be re-used if you want to keep them. They do stick out a bit so you'll have to be careful when wearing them so they don't get caught or ripped off. For $3.95 though it's a good deal because of the fact that you can reuse them multiple times without them getting ruined.

Don't forget to use the code MEPUK31 for 10% of the website

Thanks for reading!

- Melissa.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Starry Sky Nail Stickers - Born Pretty Store Review

*This product was sent to me for review, all opinions are my own

As I mentioned previously, I have another Born Pretty Store nail art product to review! This time around it's these nail art stickers which are based on Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night painting. In this sticker pack you get two rows of seven different sized stickers for $3.88AUD. The stickers themselves are quite long so if you've got small nails like I do right now you'll have to gently file or cut them down to the length of your nail. The annoying thing about that though is that sometimes you miss out on the best part of the sticker.

The above picture is what I mean by filing down the extra bit. It was such a long sticker and to achieve the perfect length I gently filed the sticker against the free edge of my nail being extra careful to not actually take any length off my own nails. It comes away so quickly and easily that it's easy to not get your own nail.

As you can see in the photos, the details of the stickers were really hard to capture because of how shiny they are. On my index and middle fingernails I placed the top of the sticker at my free edge and trimmed the bottom of the sticker so that I was getting the details from the top of it and not just more dark blue patterns like the other two nails. This proved to be a difficult process though as I couldn't trim it exactly to my nail shape so I had to use acetone to get that perfect curved shape near my cuticles. And as you can see, the silver went everywhere. It was so hard to clean up and I wish I hadn't tried it and just stuck to filing at the free edge. 

The durability of the stickers wasn't the best and by time I had finished my other fingers the first one I had done on my pinky had begun to peel off even though I had top coated it. So they didn't last very long but they did look lovely, much better than in pictures. You could see all the detailing of them, it's just that when it came time to photograph them the sparkliness of it all got in the way and my camera did not like it at all.

I would love to try out more nail stickers from the website though because before nail art that's what I would use a lot of and I loved them, so they're definitely an easy way to get great nails with little effort! 

Don't forget that you can use the code below to get 10% off when you buy anything from their website, maybe try out some of their nail art products or check out the wide range of other products they have! 

Thanks for reading!

- Melissa.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Bra Water Decals - Born Pretty Store Review

*This product was sent to me for review, all opinions are my own

Recently, Born Pretty Store sent me a few items to review for them. This is the first of four reviews coming up in the next week or two, so keep an eye out!

These bra water decals are really cute and quite quirky actually! I haven't come across any nail art products like these ones before so I thought they would be fun to try out. Water decals may seem daunting to apply, but it's pretty simple as long as you're careful and don't rush the applying process, plus there's instructions on the back that are so easy to follow you can't really go wrong.

As you can see in the above pictures the process is simple, you choose which decal you want, cut it out, peel off the front plastic protector, dip the the decal in water for 10-15 seconds and gently lift the decal off the backing. I like to lift the decal with my nail (as the picture shows), then grab it with some tweezers and apply it where you want it on the nail. Make sure to dab the nail and decal with some tissue or paper towel to dry off the excess water and to make sure the decal doesn't slip around. Then it's just a coat of your fave top coat and you're done! You've got some cute nail art and it didn't require too much effort.

Seriously, how cute are all the little designs! Especially the thumb one, which I love because it's a lingerie set. There's so many to choose from and to mix and match with that whatever decals you choose from this set, your nails will be adorable and a lot of fun.

The base is Ulta3's Sour Grapes which is quickly becoming my favourite purple.

Don't forget to check out all of Born Pretty Store's nail art products and use the code below if you want to purchase anything. They also offer free shipping which is always a good thing! Shipping usually takes a few weeks to Australia, I believe my products arrived in about three weeks, which is really quite good because I've found with some eBay sellers products take at least five weeks to arrive. So all in all, I really do love this website and their products, I've ordered from them a few times in the past and have never had a problem with them, so I definitely recommend them and encourage you all to check them out!

- Melissa.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

February Round Up

I have another round up post! I didn't post any nail art this past month but I was definitely posting on my Instagram. I'll definitely try to post more in March and I think I said that last round up post but February has just gotten away from me and a lot has been going on. So let's try for next month!

I did quite a few designs in the first two weeks of February but not as much in the last two, but still there's a good range of designs! I'm really happy with all my nail art from the past month, let's hope I can do even more in March!