Hey everyone! Today I've got a review post for you showing my first EVER attempt at using water decals! The lovely Daisy from Born Pretty Store contacted me a while back and asked me to review some things, and I thought it was a perfect chance to try something totally new for me. I selected a sheet of gold abstract looking decals. As of right now, they are out of stock, but they have tons more that are really similar! This whole sheet retails for $2.99! It's a really great deal because you can get a ton of manis out of it.
I had to include the instructions because of the humor factor. But I have to be honest - they were no help at all! I really can't even be sure what they were going for with some of these steps lol!! Influenza!? But you can't blame them for trying. Besides, the decals were easy enough to figure out on my own.
I chose to use this design, so I thought it would be easier to just cut out the chunk of the cardboard with the design I was going to use. It was much easier to cut out each individual decal. The sheet even had handy little markings (visible on the top left corner) to show you where to cut to separate each design from each other.
Once you cut one individual decal out, you drop it in a shallow dish of room temperature water. I was at work, so I used a cut off bottle of water. I let it sit for about 30 seconds to a minute and then I picked it out with a set of tweezers.
It was super easy to slide the gold decal off of the paper. Then, because the decal itself was wet, you can slide it around the nail a bit to get it where you want it. Then, to be sure it will hold still, I dabbed a paper towel down until the decal and nail are completely dry. To finish it off, add a layer of your favorite topcoat to seal everything in, and you're done! :)
As a base, I used two coats of Sinful Shine Amazonian, which is a gorgeous polish! I used HK Girl for topcoat.
So what do you think of these decals? For me, I thought these are pretty amazing! They were super easy to use, even for a first-timer like me. And, I think they're really versatile - you can create tons of different looks with them. And don't forget about the fact that Born Pretty Store has free shipping to anywhere in the world, on top of already outrageously low prices! I've had nothing but good experiences with them.
Oh, and if you are going to place an order, don't forget to use my coupon code - it's good for 10% off - can't beat it! :)
Thanks everyone for looking! I'd love to hear your thoughts below! <3