Nail art gems, when you want to bling it up a notch

You know, there are times when a girl has just got to add a little something to her mani. That’s why I love the convenience of nail art gems and addons. They take a pretty but plain manicure to pretty amazing in minutes. Today I wanted to share with you a cute collection of gems I received from Born Pretty store.

Pretty iridescent hearts for a mani with heart!

Pretty iridescent hearts for a mani with heart!

My method of application is pretty straight forward. For multiple small to medium gems, I first add a coat of topcoat then add on the pieces. I will have already determined where they should go. For singles as you see on the other fingers, I simply apply a dot of the clearcoat where the gem will go and using a pair of nail art tweezers apply the gem. Polish used for this pretty pink mani is called “My Heart Keeps Skipping” by Spell Polish, a wonderful indie brand you should check out! Heather’s polishes are amazing!

These nail art gems in two sizes of iridescent hearts are perfect for any romantic mani.

These nail art gems in two sizes of iridescent hearts are perfect for any romantic mani.

You can pick these cute gems up at Born Pretty store here. http://www.bornprettystore.com/mini-shiny-heart-rhinestone-acrylic-nail-decoration-1box-p-15805.html

Visit Born Pretty to see all the other cool stuff!

Born Pretty is located in Singapore so if you are ordering from outside the region, your order will take at least a month to arrive. So if you are shopping for gifts, do keep that in mind. You can receive a 10% discount in your order by using this code below…

www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

This product was sent to me for my honest review.

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Born Pretty Water Decals…sooo easy!

Born Pretty Water Decals...sooo easy!

I have to say these decals took me by surprise! I’ve used plenty of nail stickers before but this is my first experience using water transfer decals. The first one you see here was placed over a delicate blush pink. I decided to have extra fun with it by adding a few pink dots. After applying a base coat and letting dry, just cut out the decal, soak in tepid water for about 15-20 seconds, slide off with tweezers, pat dry and place on your nail. I followed up with a thin coat of Seche Vite, but you could use any quick dry top coat.

Here's the pretty rose pattern decals on white!

Here’s the pretty rose pattern decals on white!

The pretty pink rose pattern can be found here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/1sheet-vintage-arabesque-blue-flower-patterned-nail-water-decals-transfers-sticker-y080y101-p-12691.html

I opted to use a lovely orchid shade as my base coat for the decal shown above. Although it’s pretty, I think a paler shade would show off how lovely these decals really are. This one was a bit trickier for me to work with. I think because they were slightly larger and I have smallish nail beds. But a little trimming and coaxing makes it doable. I also added a bit of dotting to this set and finished with a top coat.

Here I placed the floral decals over a white base. Just lovely!

Here I placed the floral decals over a white base. Just lovely!


The decals are more flexible with this one, so if you let the excess overlap, just press down and file off the free edge of your nail. Easy!

You can get a 10% off discount using my coupon code here!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

USA residents, it takes about three weeks to receive your order, as it is being shipped from Singapore. No worries! Your carefully packaged items ship worldwide, totally FREE. They have amazing customer service and if you email them a question they get back to you very quickly. Born Pretty sells a huge assortment of beauty items and accessories, along with electronic device cases, jewelry, cosmetics and more! So grab your discount code and get shopping!

Decals were sent to me by Born Pretty Store for review.