Born Pretty Water Decals - Camouflage Pattern
These decals are also different than ones I’ve used before. Instead of already being sized for individual nails, you cut your selection out of a large piece of the pattern. It might sound a little tricky, but it’s seriously so easy!
To apply, trim around your design, remove the clear protective coating on the front of the design (I forgot this a few times. Makes things really difficult or even impossible.), submerge in water for 10-15 seconds, slide off the design, place on nail and apply top coat! When you apply the top coat, the part of the decal hanging over the edge of the nail will start to shrink and dissolve. Use a tooth pick or manicure stick to wrap this under the edge of your nail. If you have excess on your cuticles, acetone easily dissolves the decal to make for easy clean up.
If you love these decals, you can get them at Born Pretty Store, item #15194, and use code “YEEDX31” for 10% off your purchase!
Polishes used:
Salon Perfect - Oil Slick and Top Coat
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Born Pretty Water Decals - Hawaiian Palm Trees
Definitely glad I had some super fine tipped scissors laying around, there’s no way I would have gotten these cut out with normal ones.
These decals come with a ton of different sized palm trees, some facing left, some facing right, in two different color options (black or red/orange).
To apply, trim around your design, remove the clear protective coating on the front of the design (I forgot this a few times. Makes things really difficult or even impossible.), submerge in water for 10-15 seconds, slide off the design, place on nail and apply top coat! When you apply the top coat, the part of the decal hanging over the edge of the nail will start to shrink and dissolve. Use a tooth pick or manicure stick to wrap this under the edge of your nail. If you have excess on your cuticles, acetone easily dissolves the decal to make for easy clean up.
If you love these decals, you can get them at Born Pretty Store, item #16606, and use code “YEEDX31” for 10% off your purchase!
Polishes used:
Maybelline (Bleached Neons) - Pink Punch, Bleached In Peach, Citrus CollideI used the saran wrap technique to achieve the marbled look behind the palm trees using all three colors.
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Born Pretty Water Decals - French Edge Flower Pattern
I’m officially a part of Born Pretty’s blogger program! I have so many tools and accessories from them already, so I’m super excited about this opportunity! I have three different water decals to show off today.
First up is some floral print french edge decals. I’ve only used water decals three times before this, all small designs, so I was definitely nervous how this would go. I watched a tutorial video that eased my nervousness a little bit. I really don’t know why now that it’s all over. These decals are super easy to use and look beautiful!
To apply, trim around your design, remove the clear protective coating on the front of the design (I forgot this a few times. Makes things really difficult or even impossible.), submerge in water for 10-15 seconds, slide off the design, place on nail and apply top coat! When you apply the top coat, the part of the decal hanging over the edge of the nail will start to shrink and dissolve. Use a tooth pick or manicure stick to wrap this under the edge of your nail. If you have excess on your cuticles, acetone easily dissolves the decal to make for easy clean up.
If you love these decals, you can get them at Born Pretty Store, item #15597, and use code “YEEDX31” for 10% off your purchase!
Polishes used:
Essie - Romper RoomSalon Perfect - Top Coat
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Halloween Nail Art - Freehanded Cemetery
I bought my first set of not $1 brushes from Amazon a few weeks ago from Winstonia. I’ve been dying to use them but A) haven’t known what to do B) been scared to use them because they’re so perfect and beautiful and I don’t want to mess them up! The pack I got is the Glam Gadgets 8 piece set. I’m so glad I gave in and bought them. Obviously i could still use some practice, but I can already tell a difference in the detail.
Polishes used:
Sinful Colors - My Turn and Garden PartyAcrylic craft paints. Always make sure the paint is TOTALLY dry before you apply your top coat. Craft paint smears a lot worse than polish if it’s not all the way dry!
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Halloween Saran Wrap Mani
Not too crazy about how these turned out. Boo… I used the saran wrap technique to marble orange, green, and purple, and used a small and tiny rhinestone for accents on each nail.
Polishes used:
China Glaze - Shore EnuffUlta - CelebutanteSally Hansen - Sun KissedSalon Perfect - Top Coat
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Halloween Bats Mani
I love bats! I got the stencils for this mani from @nails_redesigned as a part of the Perfect Polish Pack. The stencils were a little too big for my nails, but that meant random placement of the bats. I did not want to take these off! They turned out exactly how I wanted! ~drools~
Polishes used:
Ulta - DeviousUlta - ClebutanteSalon Perfect - Oil Slick
I have a crazy list of Halloween mani ideas. I’ve already started working on them (obviously) along with some Halloween indie polish swatches. I can’t wait to share!
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Made this little polish in between mixing batches for the preorders.
Other polishes:
China Glaze - Stoked To Be SoakedSalon Perfect - Oil SlickZoya - Dahlia
I used mini chevrons from nailvinyls.com for the accent.
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Polishes used:
China Glaze - Bump In The NightSalon Perfect - Oil SlickZoya - CosmoLiving Dead Lacquer - It’s Alive!
You can pick up the polish I’m holding RIGHT NOW from Living Dead Lacquer, my new polish brand! Until 9/30/14, you can pick up the full 5 piece collection for the price of 4 individual bottles!
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Fall Nails
It’s finally fall! Halloween! Cool weather! Apples! Pumpkins! Horror movies! Camping! Fall festivals! OMG!!! As you probably guessed already, I love fall.
These are my NOTW entry for nailpornography this week. I thought about what I was going to do for a while and picked apples and pumpkins!
One of my favorite things to do in October that isn’t entirely Halloween related is head up to North GA for the annual apple festival and swing by the pumpkin patch to get a pumpkin (or six) to carve.
Okay, back to nails! I did a pumpkin on middle and an apple on ring finger and watermarbled my index and pinky.
Polishes used:
Salon Perfect - Sugar CubeChina Glaze - Seas The DayChina Glaze - Stoked To Be Soaked
Details with acrylic craft paint. c:
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