Sunday, 2 June 2013

Born Pretty Store Water Decals - FRUIT SALAD NAILS!

It's Sunday afternoon and the sun's shining, I'm indoors watching tennis and eating garlic-stuffed olives (yum!) and playing with my nails.  Rather than leaving my Dior Delice alone (see post here) I decided to play with the second set of water decals I got from the Born Pretty Store, and ended up with this fruity look!
fruit decals nail art 3
When these decals arrived a few days ago and I started trying them out, I found them quite fiddly to work, and couldn't get the fruit ones to lie flat, and the plastic seemed quite thick and unflexible. However, a bit of patience today led me to realise that warm water worked wonders! I used cold water last time. This time, I peeled off the protective film, cut carefully round each piece of fruit with my small sewing scissors, and then plopped the bits of card into a small bowl of quite warm water. After 20-30 seconds the decals slid off the card and easily onto my nails, and were really soft, flexible and mouldable around the curves of my nails. I then dried them carefully between two layers of cotton wool, and gave them a quick blast of the hairdryer, and covered with topcoat - and they're perfect! I don't think you can see the edge of the decals now, and I certainly can't feel it with my fingertips..
fruit decals nail art 2
These decals are item #5625 in the Born Pretty Store, and cost $3.99  for one large sheet (there are hundreds of fruits and leaves - or you can choose one of the other, flower or butterfly designs.) I really love how this looks - it's so cheerful and bright, I think. I'm looking forward to doing some kind of autumnal art with some of the orangey red leaves, later in the year. Some of the fruit makes me think cocktails too, so I've got a vague plan for some cocktail nails!
fruit decals nail art 1
As always, you can use my Born Pretty Store discount code for 10% off in the Born Pretty Store.

I received this product for review purposes, but words and opinions are entirely my own. I do not receive anything if you use my discount code, although when it's been used ten times, BPS will let me host a giveaway for my readers! See my Disclosure page for more details.

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