Monday, September 16, 2013

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Technique #1 (Using Born Pretty Store Water Decals)

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I spent some time with my boyfriend's family and went to their County Fair which was a lot of fun. I ate way too much fair food, but it was all worth it because it was delicious! Plus, it was nice to just get away for a couple days and spent some time hanging out with his family. But now, it's back to reality. 
To brighten up this Monday, I have a fun post for you today! This month is Technique month in the NCC, so I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to share my review of Born Pretty Store's feather water decals. I love water decals, I think they are such a fun and easy way to create a striking nail art look. 

Here's a look at the entire sheet of decals. This one retails for $4.73 USD, so I think it's an amazing value!!

These instructions weren't as funny as the other water decals I reviewed from BPS, lol! The only thing I do differently is I don't blow dry my nails, I just let them air dry.

I wanted to try a couple of different colors of feathers, so for my left hand, I started with a base of Zoya Zara - such a gorgeous light purple with a strong gold shimmer!

Then, I picked a set of decals and I cut them from the sheet, so they would be easier to cut out individually. I chose these black feathers because they had little purple dots that matched my base polish really well!

I followed the instructions listed about, and here is how it turned out!

With topcoat, you couldn't feel that the decals were there at all - they lay completely smooth on the nail. Which is saying something, because my nail beds are very curved, and I have a hard time getting anything to lay flat.

For my right hand, I chose a base of Hard Candy - Crush on Caribbean. I love the finish of this polish! It's a super shiny turquoise foil/metallic.

I went with the yellow feathers for a nice contrast.

I love how this came out! This proves that water decals are so easy, you can even apply them perfectly with your non-dominant hand. :)

So, there you have it - my first "Technique" post of the month! What do you think of water decals? I'd love to hear about your experiences with this technique! Oh, and don't forget - if you buy these or anything else from Born Pretty Store, you can use my coupon to take 10% off your order by entering this code! :)

Thanks for reading! <3


  1. Love this! I have these but have yet to use them, this further motivates me to finally bust them out!

  2. OMG, the zoya and the hard candy polishes are so gorgeous!!!! And I really like the water decals you chose.


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