Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Gold Chains & Pink Roses & Stripes - BPS Water Decals

For my last nails of the year, I'm going with some brand new water decals from my absolute favourite shop, the Born Pretty Store. I think these are SO pretty!

My base colour is So Susan's pretty sheer pink, Mimosa (review here). This is three coats. I then added the decals. These are part of set, item no. 10825 (see here) which are currently $3.99 on the BPS website. You can get the set with silver accents, or with the gold, which is what I have here.

I've used a very small amount of the decals to make this look, which I have done on both hands. I used only the narrower band of stripes in the lower section, the chain below it, and the loose bunches of roses in the middle. I still have loads left for next time - the two big corner chunks, the wider band of stripes, the band of roses with chains, the large clumps of roses, the band of roses at the bottom, and all the gold wording and letter ovals. 

Water decals are so easy to use, I love them! You just use a small bowl of warm water, drop the decal in and leave for a few seconds, then slide it off the card and onto your nail in the water. Dry with kitchen roll, topcoat, and you're done. They lie totally smooth and can last for days.

The gold is so shiny in the light! I really like this look. The roses on their own are really pretty - they'd look good as an accent nail on an otherwise plain mani. I love the multicolour stripes a lot, I'm a huge fan of stripes. The large chunk would cover a couple of whole nails, or you could stripe across all the nails, or make French tips.  The gold chains are a nice little accent - I've used them here to mark off the tips on a couple of nails and as an accent on the thumb. But I think they'd also look really good as a very simple accent on the tip on black nails. 

What do you think?

If you do fancy treating yourself to something at the Born Pretty Store, they are having a 20% off sale until January 3rd!  With that, plus my discount code, you can get some real bargains at the moment!

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.


  1. I love the stripes and the gold chain.

    1. Thanks!

      I'm really keen to do a completely striped accent nail next.


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