Sunday, January 06, 2013
Born Pretty Store Decal and Stamping Plate Review, and Chanel Nails!
Good morning, dear readers!
Today I have two reviews for you, one is a review of beautiful gold-toned nail decals, and the other is for a stamping plate, both of which are from the Born Pretty Store.
First, the stamping plate:
YAY!! I chose a Christmas themed stamping plate!! :D I know it is a bit late (or early!), but I love Christmas all year ;).
This adorable plate has snow flakes, a tree, snowmen, a stocking, and more holiday patterns.
The depth of the etches are perfect, and the quality of the plate is top-knotch. Unfortunately I really suck at using stamping plates, but hopefully I will get better. Any mess-ups on the manicure below is entirely my own fault.
As you can see on the first nail, the polish I used for stamping smeared when I put top coat on (so I left the other nails without it). I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On, and I won't do that again! o.o;
Some of the stamps didn't make it to my nails intact, but again that was my own fault. I definately recommend this plate for any stamp lovers out there!! :D
Now for the decals:
This set contains 12 different styles of gold-toned metal decals, with 10 of each style.
They arrive in a 12 slotted disc, with compartments for each design. Unfortunately my set arrived to me like this:
To be honest I don't mind, as I prefer taking them out and putting them all together in an acrylic pot. :)
Here are the designs:
Here is a pile of them:
At first I was going to make a manicure using some of the snowflakes, but then those double C's popped out at me, and I decided to use them to make a Chanel manicure.
I used one of the decals on my ring finger nail, and another on my thumb nail. I attached them with top coat, and I think they work brilliantly! :) I really enjoy using them, and I look forward to making more manicures with the other designs. They are flat and so can stick out at the sides due to the natural curve of the nail, but I used extra top coat to compensate for this. They are metal, and can possibly be bent, which could help.
Here is a shot while I was making the manicure:
I highly recommend these!! I love adding bits and bobs to my manicures, and these decals are super fun and cute. They are also good quality. :D
Born Pretty Store has some fabulous items, and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with them. :)
I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!
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