Monday, May 25, 2015

Black and White Chevron Nails with Born Pretty Store Rose Water Decals


Black and White Chevron Nails with Born Pretty Store Rose Water Decals

I've been wanting to do the design on my DuroCase ® HTC One M8 Hard Cell Phone Case for months now, yet every time I thought about hand-painting the flowers, I became daunted and did other nails instead. But when I was contacted again by Born Pretty Store and saw that these rose and butterfly water decals were available for review, I was ecstatic!

Black and White Chevron Nails with Born Pretty Store Rose Water Decals

I have used BPS's water decals before, and other than the shape, image, and quantity, these are no different in quality. The images are excellent in design and are nice and opaque. You get one large sheet of decals that measures 16cm by 13cm (6.3in by 5.1in), that is divided into 3 sections: a red/pink section, a yellow/green section, and a blue/purple section.  I was amazed at how many individual decals there are, there are a TON on this sheet!  In addition to the roses and butterflies, there are also leaves and pearls. What a superb sheet of decals!
Black and White Chevron Nails with Born Pretty Store Rose Water Decals

I first painted my nails with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow and topped with Poshe top coat (because it is thinner than my beloved HK Girl but dries just as fast). While it was hardening (I typically will let the base dry for 30 min to avoid any liftage or smudges) I chose and cut out the roses that closely matched my phone case.  I then laid down KBShimmer's chevron/zig zag nail vinyls horizontally, leaving a space on random nails for the rose water decals, painted one coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme, and removed the vinyls.

Black and White Chevron Nails with Born Pretty Store Rose Water Decals

I then soaked several decals at a time in water, and after about 15 seconds they were able to slip off their backing and I placed them on the nail with tweezers. It was somewhat tricky at times because they were a bit slippery on the nail but this made it easy to reposition them if I didn't like the placement.

Black and White Chevron Nails with Born Pretty Store Rose Water Decals

Once I placed all of the decals to my liking, I carefully put one coat of HK Girl top coat to seal them all up.  I remembered that last time my top coat ate the edges of the decal if I didn't "float" the brush over them, so this time there was minimal disintegration.

Black and White Chevron Nails with Born Pretty Store Rose Water Decals

Lastly, I took a million pictures because I was so super in love with the result :) I have received a bunch of complements on my nail art as well and it is fun for me to pull out my phone to show my inspiration! If you are interested in these rose and butterfly water decals or anything else, I have a 10% off code CHUK31, click on the pic below to take you to their site:
Born Pretty Store 10% off code CHUK31

I'd love to know: what is your latest mani inspiration?

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