June 23, 2013

Nautical Nails: Born Pretty Store Water Decals

Searching through my blog archives, it seems the last time I played with water decals was almost 3 years ago. This is funny to me because I think I actually prefer water decals over nail stickers... guess I've been a bit lazy in terms of my nail art these past few years!

When Born Pretty Store asked me if I wanted to try out some of their products, I thought it would be a great time to re-introduce water decals to my mani routine. I ended up selecting this compass, chain, and anchor pattern ($2.86 USD for a sheet).

Base Colour: Ceramic Glaze in Santorini Blue

What I love about water decals is that they're super easy to use. As you can see from the instructions on the back of the packaging, you just plunge them into water for 10-20 seconds to loosen them from the sheet before applying to your nails.


The designs are on clear bases so you can cut the decals smaller and place them in whatever design you desire. You can also layer them if you're feeling creative. Since my nails are short, I ended up cutting the decals to fit and rearranging their orientation a bit. In the end I was left with these fun nautical nails. So cute, right?

If you'd like to try these, or any other nail art supplies, for yourself, Born Pretty Store has kindly given me a coupon code to share. Use ASONG10 for 10% off all your purchases (an extra bargain since the water decals are all under $5 already). Plus, there's free shipping worldwide!

23 comments:

  1. Those nails are sooo pretty. Such a shame they are American.

    Thanks for the comment - following :)

    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. They're actually based in Hong Kong and offer free shipping worldwide :)

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  2. wow. it looks soo cool ! I love it ;)

    + btw, you have very interesting blog. do you want to follow each other?

    www.izabielaa.blogspot.com

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  3. Wooow, this looks so pretty!
    I love it (:

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  4. Wow! Never tried water decals before but I wanna give it a try :)

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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  5. OMG i've never heard of water decals before.. this is SOO cool! your nails are ADORABLE! omgosh love the anchor print!

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  6. I LOVE the Born Pretty water decals!! They are so easy to use and the designs you can create with them look amazing! I love the nautical theme you chose!

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  7. Anything nautical and I'm sold , love the mani.

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  8. I really love this look. You have teamed these stickers perfectly with that shade of blue :) x

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  9. I've been meaning to try water decals because they look so easy to do and I'm a bit crap when it comes to nail art! These nails look absolutely gorgeous though and I can't believe how cheap they are!!! And free shipping!! Going to have to get myself some, thanks!

    www.hbbeautyblog.blogspot.com

    Hannah xoxo

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  10. They look amazing! the blue color you chose looks perfect for these nautical water decals!! :D


    Fashionably Sparkly

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  11. These look amazing! I really want to try water de-cals!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. What pretty nail decals! I love the colour and the print x

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  13. I remember seeing these on you last week and loving them! How awesome that they're fairly cheap too!

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  14. Gorgeous nails, just right for summer!

    Ash
    ftashion
    ashlapin

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  15. I love this! I totally thought the blue was part of the nail sticker at first glance.

    http://www.xjole.com

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  16. Such fun nails! I've been wanting to give these things a try for a while. Do they stay on ok?

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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    1. They do as long you're using a good top coat and make sure to refresh your top coat every few days.

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  17. I've been lurking around BPS for ages now but never really bothered placing an order... I love these decals you received :)

    Louise
    Vanity Corner // Giveaway

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  18. never heard of water decals! Your nails look so perfect in this post. What would happen if I were to attempt these? lol.
    So cute!

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  19. WOW, these are so cool!! I've never heard of water decals before, definitely got to look into them!!

    xo

    freshfizzle

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