I was contacted by the people over at BornPrettyStore to pick a few items for review and I also have a 10% off coupon code for you as well, NWX31.
Lets start with my favourite item, the 144 Swarovski flatback SS8 Clear Crystal 2028 Nail Art. I loved these, they may be pricier than your standard rhinestone but they are completely worth the extra money for a few reasons. I had my doubts about these being real Swarovski stones, but to my surprise they where, I compared them to the stones on my Mont Bleu glass file (who use genuine Swarovski stones) and they where a match. These stones are worth the money because they crystal top does not come unstuck from the base like the cheaper stones (was 2 days before they started falling off) and best part, these can be reused, I was able to soak my nail in acetone to remove them and they cleaned up very easily and did not get damaged at all (Bottom photo).
I used a thick layer of Essence Gel Look top coat to stick these to my nail with no top coat over the top. They had so much sparkle! Video can be seen HERE.
Illamasqua DWS stamped with BM-017 and Ulta3 Black Satin, glitter gradient I used Rimmel Diamond Dust and used Essence Icy Princess as the base for the rhinestones.
I did these for my friends wedding, they where perfect to add a bit of sparkle to my outfit.
Next I chose these stunning 1 Sheet Colored Lotus Rose Plum Blossom Floral Pattern Nail Art Water Decals Transfers Sticker. This was my first experience with water decals and surprisingly it was easier than I thought, however these where really tiny and they only just fit my nails, I also had to try trim them to fit at my cuticle as they where not shaped. These decals where clear but had a slight yellow tint to the backing as part of the design. The photo with the Poshe bottle is to show their size.
I applied these over 2 coats of Sally Hansen White On with 1 coat of Poshe top coat.
Lastly I picked the Fantasy Starry Holo Nail Foils Glitter Transfer Stickers Nail Decoration 30 x 10cm in a gorgeous lime green, but they where out of stock and sent me gold instead. I wish they had asked me to pick another colour because I hate gold and can never see myself using these again.
I am still learning when it comes to foils but I found these did work quite well. You get a fair amount of the foil for the price so you can get a lot of mani's out of them. I used Sally Hansen Golden-I as a base even though it didn't match the colour, (I only own 2 gold polishes), and no top coat.
Overall, I really liked each of the products I chose, however I do wish they had a size measurement for the water decals as I can see many people being disappointed at the size and may not be able to use them. I would repurchase the rhinestones in a heart beat, I want some in every colour and size! I seriously considering selling off the cheaper ones I have and repurchasing more of these ones. And the foils, I would also repurchase.
Shipping was quick (1 week) but I have heard with regular orders they can take several weeks to arrive.
Once again, I have a 10% off coupon code for you to use, I have a banner in my sidebar where the code will live if you ever decide you want to use it. The code is NWX31.
These products where provided for consideration.
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