Mint and White Nail Art Inspired by a Dog

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of french tip guides to show you. For today’s mani, I used the big check mark design. This is shown in the second row, far right. Today’s mint and white nail art is also for this week’s Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Challenge. The prompts this week are tape and green. I’m cheating a little bit by calling these decals ‘tape’ but sssshhhhh! I won’t tell on me if you won’t!!

16 Sheets French Nail Tip Guides Stickers Set Strip Nail Art Decoration (Pack of 16)

This mani was inspired by a dog in one of my dog training classes. It is a stark-white Samoyed and the owner paired her with a mint green collar and leash. It looked so gorgeous that I had to do a mani in the same colors!

I started with two coats of Sally Hansen White On for all fingers except my ring finger. That finger got two coats of Revlon Minted. Once dry, I applied the stencils one finger at a time and painted with the opposite color of the base coat.

I like how this turned out as it looked very clean and fresh.

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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OPI Colorpaints French Tips

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of french tip guides to show you. For today’s mani, I used the classic french tip design. This is shown on the top row, one from the right.

16 Sheets French Nail Tip Guides Stickers Set Strip Nail Art Decoration (Pack of 16)

 

For this mani, I started with one coat of OPI Silver Canvas, then two coats of OPI Purple Perspective. Once dry, I used the tip guides and painted OPI Indigo Motif. While the mani is subtle, I really like it. The tip guides were super easy to use and stuck to the nail well enough that I didn’t get bleeding.

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Water Decals from BPS over OPI You’re So Vainilla

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of water decals to show you.

10 Sheets/Set Feather Flower Nail Art Water Decals Set Transfer Sticker BORN PRETTY W11-W20

 

For today’s nail art post, I selected this sheet:

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I started with two coats of OPI You’re So Vainilla. Once dry, I used the water decals to create this mani.

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It’s super awkward to pose with mini bottles of polish, so here are my fingers looking awkward without a bottle of polish…

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I have seriously become addicted to these water decals. They make nail art so quick and easy. Of course I want to do more involved art sometimes, but if I’m in a huge hurry or if I’m feeling lazy, then this is a great way to go.

And just for fun, here is a plain swatch of OPI You’re So Vainilla. opi-you're-so-vainilla-swatch

Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Gothic Gala Lacquers

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I got Gothic Gala Lacquers Wop Bam Boom from the June 2015 Beauty Quartet box. It is a gorgeous, full-coverage, microglitter. I used Mundo de Unas black to stamp this design from Born Pretty Store Plate BP-11 (which was originally sent to me as a press sample.)

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I love stamping on top of glitter because it gives it a really cool multi-dimensional look.

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Born Pretty Store Water Decals W-12

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of water decals to show you.

10 Sheets/Set Feather Flower Nail Art Water Decals Set Transfer Sticker BORN PRETTY W11-W20

For today’s nail art post, I selected this one from the bunch:

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I started with two coats of Sally Hansen White On. Then, I let the decal soak and I cut strips of the paisley off and applied to my nails. I used acetone and scissors to remove the excess. Then, top coated and I was done! born-pretty-store-water-decals-paisley

I love how this one turned out! I especially love how quick and easy it was!!!

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Born Pretty Store Tip Guides

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of french tip guides to show you. For today’s mani, I used the zig-zag chevron design. This is shown in the bottom row, one from the right.

16 Sheets French Nail Tip Guides Stickers Set Strip Nail Art Decoration (Pack of 16)

 

I started with two coats of Orly Green Screen. Once it was completely dry, I placed the tip guides on the nail and used Orly Melodrama to paint in the tip.

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I got a lot of interesting comments on this mani. My husband said it reminded him of Mega-Man. My friend said it reminded her of Charlie Brown. There were other funny comments, but those are the ones I remember!

These tip guides were nice and sticky, just the way I like them. The pack comes with a lot more designs so look forward to more stencil manis!

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Born Pretty Store Water Decals BP-W11

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of water decals to show you.

10 Sheets/Set Feather Flower Nail Art Water Decals Set Transfer Sticker BORN PRETTY W11-W20

For today’s nail art post, I selected this one from the bunch:

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I started with two coats of Orly Bubbly Bombshell which is a purple, full-coverage microglitter. These water decals are super easy to use. I even discovered that acetone can help clean them up! I trimmed most of the excess off with cuticle clippers, but to get closer to the nail, I used my cleanup brush and acetone.

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Here is a plain swatch of Orly Bubbly Bombshell. Purple glittery gorgeousness!

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Digital Nails Wow and Water Decals

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of water decals to show you.

10 Sheets/Set Feather Flower Nail Art Water Decals Set Transfer Sticker BORN PRETTY W11-W20

 

For today’s nail art post, I selected this  sheet:

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I started with two coats of Digital Nails Wow, which was also sent to me as a press sample. Then, I used the design on the bottom half of the sheet on top of the silver holo polish.

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I love the look of this mani! It’s so colorful, sparkly, and fun. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the video of this gem sparkling in the sun.

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Here is a plain swatch of Digital Nails Wow. The linear holo is strong with this one! This is direct sunlight

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This photo is artificial lighting with a camera flash.

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Digital Nails also sent me their  quick dry top coat, Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That. It really does dry fast and doesn’t dull holos! On top of that, the name is hilarious.

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Both WOW and Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That are some of the amazing prizes I have happening in my EPIC Giveaway!!

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Born Pretty Store Nail Art Stencils

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The Born Pretty Store sent me these easy to use nail stencils for review. I’ve really been on a nail stencil kick lately, so I was very excited to give them a try. If you’re a long-time reader, you know that I have issues with stencils being sticky enough for my very curved nails. I was eager to find out of these would be sturdy and sticky enough for my nail shape.
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For this mani, I used Pop-Arazzi Shell Me More and Pop-Arazzi Just Beachin’, both of which were also sent to me as press samples.

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I am happy to report that the stencils were quite sticky!!! The design I picked came with 10 stencils, 5 of each design. If you are nervous about your stencil skills, you may want to pick up an extra pack just in case. Or, an extra pack is necessary if you want all 10 nails to have the same design. Luckily, the prices on the Born Pretty website are extremely reasonable.

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The only issue I had with the stencils were they actually weren’t wide enough! They were plenty long, but not wide. You can’t really tell on my main fingers, but my thumb makes it pretty obvious. The design only goes about 2/3 of the way across.

Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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OPI Color Paints Leadlighting

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of water decals to show you.

10 Sheets/Set Feather Flower Nail Art Water Decals Set Transfer Sticker BORN PRETTY W11-W20

For this mani, I used a design from pack BP-W20. I wanted to use my new OPI Color Paints collection (I totally had to give my husband puppy dog eyes to convince him that I needed them!!) so I started with one coat of OPI Silver Canvas before applying the decals. I used 7 of the 8 OPI Color Paints for this mani: Pen & Pink, Primarily Yellow, Magenta Muse, Indigo Motif, Landscape Artist, Purple Perspective, and Turquoise Aesthetic.

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Summer at the Beach Nail Art

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The Born Pretty Store surprised me with a package of summertime nail art essentials!! They sent me stamping plate BP-L017 which is full of summertime fun! They also sent me some seashell rhinestones! I wanted to show off more than one thing at a time and the best way to do that is skittle nail art! I used China Glaze What’s She Dune and China Glaze Rain Dance the Night Away which were both sent to me by China Glaze from the Desert Escape collection. For my stamping polishes, I used Mundo de Unas Fiji and Mundo de Unas Tulip.

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I think this look is really fun, even if my starfish got a little smudged!

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

Also, thanks to China Glaze for sending me their Desert Escape Collection!

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Born Pretty Store Plate Qgirl-017

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Today I have a lace design from a stamping plate that was sent to me by the Born Pretty Store. The plate is Qgirl-017.

Wavy Lines Lace Pattern Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate Pattern #Qgirl-017

To show off this plate’s designs, I started with three coats of Mango Bunny Polish Easter Bunny (from their April Bunny of the Month Club). For the stamping polish, I used Mundo de Unas Pastel Blue. I chose the lacy design from this plate because I thought it would be a nice accent to the light polish beneath. The images transferred well in most spots once I got the hang of it’s idiosyncrasies. (My right hand is a mess! :P)

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Here is a swatch of Mango Bunny Polish Easter Bunny. It’s a lovely off-white milky polish with colorful glitters.

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Black, White, and CHROME

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The Born Pretty Store sent me Plate BP-L016 to share with you! Here is a picture with the entire plate:

Vintage Demask Theme Love Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP-L016 12.5 x 6.5cmI went a little craaaazy today and did more than just plain ol’ stamping. I added french tips AND striping tape! Whaaa?! I know, I know, it’s a little crazy but I wanted to take the extra time just so you’d have something interesting to look at. See how much I care about you? All kidding aside…I love the way this turned out and this is one of my favorite nail art looks! I started with two coats of Sally Hansen White On. I used Mundo de Unas Black to stamp the leafy design from BPS Plate L-016. Then, I used scotch tape to guide my french tips where I used Sally Hansen Cobalt Chrome to create the french tips. Finally, I used chrome blue striping tape to line the tips. Phew! That’s a lot of steps but it was well worth the effort.

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Here’s what my nails would have looked like if I stopped when I normally would. I really like the plain black and white look and I would totally wear this as-is. What do you think? Do you prefer it with the french tips or without?

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Born Pretty Store Plate Y-001

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The Born Pretty Store sent me some more stamping plates to show you! Today I have a design from Plate Y001 to share with you! Here is a picture of the plate:

Mixed Lace Patterns Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate Y001 6cmIt has a few lacy designs to play with! The etching on this one is reasonable, although I do wish it was a bit deeper in some places. I like that this plate has some inverse designs. You can see that my ring finger is the inverse of the other nails. It adds a little extra interesting tidbit to the nail art. For this mani, I used OPI That’s Hula-rious! and Mundo de Unas White.

 

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For your viewing pleasure, here is a swatch of OPI That’s Hula-rious!

 

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Born Pretty Store Plate Y008

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The Born Pretty Store sent me some more stamping plates to show you! Today I have a design from Plate Y008 to share with you! Here is a picture of the plate:

Full Flower Patterns Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate Y008 6cm

It has an assortment of flowers to choose from. Some are just outlines and some will be fully filled in with polish. Not all the lines are etched deeply enough so there are some gaps in the design once it’s applied to the nails. It gives the design a worn vintage look, but if that’s not what you’re going for, then you will want to choose another plate.

To showcase this plate, I started with three coats of Sally Girl Fire Breather (from the April collection) and I used Mundo de Unas Black to stamp.

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Red and Purple Nail Art Using BP-L016

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The Born Pretty Store sent me Plate BP-L016 to share with you! Here is a picture with the entire plate:

Vintage Demask Theme Love Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP-L016 12.5 x 6.5cm

Today, I’m using the design that’s in the upper left! I started with two coats of OPI Lost my Bikini in Molokini which is a nice purple creme from their Hawaii collection. For the stamping polish, I used Mundo de Unas Tulip which is a coralish-red.

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Here is a regular swatch of Lost my Bikini in Molokini. I did two coats of this one. I have heard people say that blue and purple polishes always have a funny smell. I never really noticed it until I used this one! This color totally smells funny.

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Red and Yellow Stamping using Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L016

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The Born Pretty Store sent me some more stamping plates to show you! Today I have a design from Plate BP-L016 to share! Here is a picture with the entire plate. You can see that there are a ton of awesome images and patterns to use.

Vintage Demask Theme Love Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP-L016 12.5 x 6.5cm

I love the vintage feel of the patterns on this plate. The one I picked reminds me of wallpaper a little bit – but in a good way. (If that even makes sense) I started with three coats of OPI Aloha from OPI which is from their recent Hawaii collection. I used Mundo de Unas Sunflower as my stamping polish.

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Here is a plain swatch of OPI Aloha from OPI. It’s a pretty orangey-red color. I did need three coats which is really surprising from an OPI polish. I’ve found this to be the case of many of the Hawaii collection polishes. Have you experienced the same thing? Or am I just being weird??

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Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L016

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The Born Pretty Store sent me some more stamping plates to show you! Today I have a design from Plate BP-L016 to share with you! Here is a picture with the entire plate:

Vintage Demask Theme Love Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP-L016 12.5 x 6.5cm

I think most of them look almost Victorian, which I love! To feature a design from this plate, I started with two coats of GlitterDaze Loose Lips Sink Ships and I used Mundo de Unas Mint to stamp.

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As usual, the stamping plate was easy to use and worked well for me!

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Flower Nail Art from Born Pretty Store

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Born Pretty Store sent me dried flower pieces to show you! I’ve never worked with anything like this before, so I was really stepping outside my comfort zone!

12 colors Ubique Dry Dried Flower UV Nail Art Design

I started with two coats of Color Club Red Handed. While the polish was still wet, I applied the dried flowers. These were a little hard to manage and a couple of them broke apart before I could press it on my nail. Somehow, I made it work. It reminded me of when I was a kid and I would play Operation! My husband approves of this mani, though, so I guess it was worth the extra work! I used tweezers to hold the flowers. If I tried to use my fingers or my nails, that was too rough for them and they would break apart.

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I like the 3D aspect of this mani. I rarely, if ever, do 3D nail art so this was a nice change of pace.

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Keep Calm and Polish On

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Born Pretty Store sent me this awesome stamping plate to review for you! I already did one mani with this plate, but I had to do another!! This is Plate BP29. You can see all their available image plates here: BornPrettyStore Stamping Image Plates.

Nail Art Theme Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP29

I started with two coats of Nabi Silver which is a silver holo polish. Then, I used Mundo de Unas Black to stamp a variety of designs.

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People were super impressed with this mani at work. My little secret is how easy stamping is! Bwahahahaha!!!! My nails just need to be a liiiiiiitle bit longer to get the crown and the saying on my ring finger. I guess it’s good to have goals, right?

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Born Pretty Store Plate BP29 Review

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Born Pretty Store sent me this awesome stamping plate to review for you! I think every polish addict needs this plate in her collection! For obvious reasons! This is Plate BP29. You can see all their available image plates here: BornPrettyStore Stamping Image Plates.

Nail Art Theme Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP29

Look at all the purty polish designs!!!!!!!! I started with two coats of China Glaze White on White, and then used four different Pipe Dream Polish A Night in Vegas collection colors to stamp: All In (blue), High Roller (green), On the List (pink), and 110 Degrees (orange).

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I am very pleased with how the Pipe Dream Polish neons stamped! I am also quite happy with the etching in this plate. It’s deep enough to ensure that there is a fully filled design on the bigger images – like the paint drips.

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I will be doing more manis with this plate because who doesn’t want a polish mani with images of polish?!?!?!

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Born Pretty Store Lace and Flower Decals Review

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The Born Pretty Store send me these decals to show you! These are water decals that are so quick and easy to use! Here are all the options in this style:

Nail Art Water Decals Transfer Stickers Bowknot Leaf Rose Pattern Sticker

The ones I picked are the lacy ones with the purple flowers. (Upper left corner of screenshot above)

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I wanted to try out the lace as an accent so I picked these images and applied them to the nail! The nice thing about this set is that the lace and accents are all one piece so you don’t have to worry about fitting to your nail – you just cut off the extra and you’ll have plenty for the full nail.

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The full nail design was slightly harder to manage than the accent designs. It folded over on itself a couple times. However, it was easy to flatten it out again without ruining the decal.

 

For this second look, I started with two coats of OPI Cajun Shrimp and used the black and white flowers and the purple flowers to create this design.

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Pink and Blue Fake Watermarble using BP-L-005

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Zoya sent me Zoya Eden which I swatched for you here. It wasn’t on purpose, but I think this nail art ended up looking like a bit of a watermarble! The stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Pastel Blue and the stamping plate is Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L-005 You can see all their available image plates here: BornPrettyStore Stamping Image Plates.

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m reading Nail Structure and Product Chemistry by Doug Schoon. Today, I learned that in general, men’s nails grow faster than women’s! That sounds a little backwards to me! LOL! And not fair at all!!

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The stamping didn’t turn out quite as crisp as I would have liked, but the effect of a fake watermarble looks pretty cool!

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Daisy Stars Nail Art

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I’m stepping outside my comfort-zone with today’s mani! I rarely wear yellow! :P This is two coats of Zoya Daisy which is from the Spring 2015 Delight collection (originally sent to me as a press sample). I purchased a ton of Mundo de Unas stamping polishes so I grabbed the MDU Neon Pink to pair with it.  I was sent Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L-006 to review so I used the stars design from that plate for this look. You can see all their available image plates here: BornPrettyStore Stamping Image Plates.

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My husband pointed out, and I agree, that this looks quite 80’s! Like something Gem would wear. I only vaguely remember Gem, but I know she’d rock this mani!

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Houndstooth and Gradient Nail Art

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Today’s mani is another one for the Crumpet’s 52-week pick and mix challenge! I combined both prompts this week because I’m crazy like that. The prompts are Houndstooth and Orange/Red/Yellow. I used Zoya Jesy from the Bubbly Collection, Zoya Daisy from the Delight Collection, and Mundo de Unas Reddish. The design is from Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L-006. The Zoya polishes and the stamping plate were originally sent to me as press samples by the respective companies.

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I started with two coats of Zoya Daisy and once it was dry, I brush Jesy on the tips. I was going to do a sponge gradient, but the sponge was soaking all of Jesy up! Since I knew I was going to stamp on top of all this, I decided just to brush Jesy on the tips and not worry too much about doing a ‘real’ gradient. It actually worked out nicely! I let the first layer of Jesy dry and then I did a second layer, but started the brush further down on the nail. That made for a quick and easy gradient with no cleanup! (Note to self: try that again.)

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To avoid having to do any cleanup with stamping, I used Bliss Kiss Simply Peel liquid latex. You can read my full review of that here.

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My husband said this mani looks like ships from Asteroids flying over candy corn. What an imagination that man has!

Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use codeFYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Check out these other talented ladies and their nail art for this week’s prompts!

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