Born Pretty Store Winter Water Decals

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Born Pretty Store sent me these holiday water decal set to show you! I used Butter Long Baroness as my base color. I got Baroness from my super fabulous Secret Santa at work. She knows me so well! (She got my two other polishes and a TARDIS ornament also!!) The polish smudged a little but you could hardly tell in real life. Darn these pesky close-up photos showing all my little flaws!


As usual, these water decals were super easy to use and worked really well. The smudges happened because I didn’t wait for Baroness to completely dry before pressing on it. Oops! Learn from my fail! Water decals work best when the polish is dry!


Here is a plain swatch of Butter London Baroness before I messed it up. :)

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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


Cheerful Blue and Yellow Stamping Nail Art

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I needed a little cheerful nail art so it was perfect that the second prompt in this week’s Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge is “yellow”! I have had Ciate Kaftan sitting on my desk in my untrieds lineup for quite a while. So, I decided to finally pick it up and use it! It’s a sunshine yellow with golden shimmers. Ciate is sold at department stores like Nordstrom as well as Sephora. Once dry, I used Bundle Monster blue stamping polish and a design from the red Cici&Sisi plate set to stamp this design.  I always forget that blue and yellow make green. LOL. So the stamping design looks more green than blue, but I still think this mani looks pretty cheerful!

First, let’s take a look at Kaftan on its own. I love the brushes that come in Ciate polishes. They are nice and square and flat. Those are the brushes that are the easiest to use for me. They also make it so I need little to no cleanup. It’s the same style you’ll find in OPI or Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes.


I also started using an new pre-photo cuticle product. I really like it! It’s Nail Butter which I first read about on The Nailasaurus Blog. It smells lemony and has a texture very similar to Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter, but it’s not nearly as greasy and soaks in super fast. Hooray!



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