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Review / Mini Tutorial

3 Dec

Hey guys!

So the kind people from BORN PRETTY have sent me a couple of products to try out!

in the picture: half pearl rounds, sweet desserts mini clay nail art deco, adhesive stripe stickers, mini metal ball decos.


I really like these tapes! They’re stick in the back so you can apply them easily. The tricky part is knowing the length of how much to cut, so I just use a generous amount and trim it to fit.

snip snip!

They are also quite handy for french styled mani’s! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and don’t forget the topcoat at the end. Alsooo, remember to fold the end of the tape over when you’re done cutting a strip because it can be quite difficult finding the end for such thin tapes!

Nail Art Colorful Half Pearls Decoration Set for Nail starting at $2.84

These are tinier pearls, and for some reason the colors don’t match up to the stock photos? The pearls themselves are quite nice and you get a lot for under $3, but the blue pearls confused me?

3 Sizes Nail Art Pearl Rhinestone Decoration + Wheel starts at $4.14

Half pearls! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing bad to say about these. The white ones come in 3 sizes, here’s a picture of the largest size on my nails:

I usually just stick on my half round pearls to my nail polish when my nail polish is half dried (so it’s tacky) ๐Ÿ˜€ Then I just finish it with a top coat and it stays just fine.

12 Cute Desert Candy Nail Art Applique Nail Art Craft Decoration staring at $3.41

These are soooo cute!!! They’re super tiny and are made out of polymer clay so they are still slightly flexible when they’re shipped to you.

size comparison

more size comparisons

12 Colors 3D Steel Ball Glitter Nail Art Decoration starting at $5.41

I was actually pretty disappointed by these. The size and shape of the balls are inconsistent:

They are also much smaller than the steel balls that I usually buy at Daiso Japan:

Hmm I tried to find alternative uses for the balls.. like my using it the same way i would with loose glitter..

paint nail & dip in beads

Anyway, overall I’m pretty happy with their products. The steel balls were the only thing that I disliked ๐Ÿ˜›

Oh! And one last thing, BORN PRETTY is offeringย a 10% off discount till Dec 31, 2010~

The coupon code is: OPENTENOFF

Nail Deco Of The Week #83

25 Sep

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clay roses, flat back pearls, flatback gems
la colors art deco – silver
essie – sag harbor
wet ‘n’ wild – french cream