Sunday, January 26, 2014

Born Pretty Store Neon Swirl Water Decals

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The other day I tried out the fish version of these decals with minimal success. I promised I'd try again soon with the other set I purchased and here I am. This time things went much better.



This is Abstract Water Decal design #1569. I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. It's like high-tech HD water marble.



I started with one coat of glossy white and before applying the decals I dunked my nails in a cup of water to make them even more slick; this helped greatly with being able to position the decals easily.



After the decals were fully dry I trimmed off the excess, applied topcoat, then finished with my normal clean-up. I did have a few "oopsies", but overall this method worked a lot better.



I'm not sure yet if I will get anymore because some of the decals (mostly the thumbs) aren't quite wide enough to cover my nails. If your nails are flatter or shorter (the more abstract designs could easily be turned sideways) then this shouldn't be an issue for you. Born Pretty Store is on vacation/holiday until February 5th, but they've left us with code BPS2014 for 15% of sitewide! I believe that means it will cover sale items (regular codes usually don't) so there's no better time to try something different!

I think tomorrow I'm going to knock out another one of the Crinkled Chromes. Only two left! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and c'mon back! (^_^)"/"

16 comments:

  1. It looks much better this time but I am still kind of irked by the shape around the cuticle line, I think if I ever try these, I will trim the decals first using nail strips as a guide so they will look nice around the cuticles, but that would be a lot of work.. :S

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    1. That's a great idea, though. Sure it's an extra step, but it would make cleanup a lot easier.

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  2. I agree with Jasmine on this, BP sells a ton of cool things but I think this one I'd have to pass on. Also promo code is SO TEMPTING WHY MUST I BE ON A NO BUY? :(

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    1. Oh noes! I say "poo" on no buys. ;) I usually end up buying way more when I'm trying not to. lol

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  3. very nice! These came out much nicer than the last set!

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    1. Yep! ^_^ Not entirely perfect, but way better.

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  4. I like these a lot better than the fishes :) love the design on these.

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    1. omg Me too! ^_^ I wish I could get a water marble to come out this cool, but I think I'd have to seriously thin the polishes beforehand....

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  5. Oh wow! A decal? That was so awesome and unique I thought you have done that yourself.. How cool would that be? I think I need these.

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    1. I wish I could do this myself. ;) Can't wait to see how they work for ya!

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  6. I like those better than the fish. I like the abstract. I didn't think I would.

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    1. Yay! ^_^ Glad you like it! Unexpected liking is the best kind. lol

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  7. So adorable !!!! I love it ,but like the fish one more :)

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    1. I do think the fish were a little brighter. I may have to re-order just to give them a better showing... ;)

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