Today I have the Celestial Floral Pattern Water Decals from the Born Pretty Store to show you. You may remember my first experience with water decals that I shared with you here. Well, the Born Pretty Store was kind enough to send me a few more items to review, and I chose these gorgeous Celestial Floral Pattern Water Decals. Though a bit tricky, I really wanted to give water decals another shot because I loved the look the last set gave me. Here is what they look like.
Unlike the floral pattern that I chose last time, these decals are full patterns and can’t be cut up. Because I cut the previous pattern, I was able to do all ten fingers and still have four full decals out of the original ten left for future manicures. That technique won’t work with this pattern. You will need to use a full Celestial Floral Pattern Water Decal per nail, so this set of twelve is only good for one manicure. The pattern is absolutely gorgeous. You my recall that the last pattern that I tried was on the transparent side, so they basically disappeared over a dark base of polish. That won’t happen with this pattern. The colored part has a white under layer to keep the colors true, no matter what is underneath. I chose to use O.P.I. 2011 Limited Edition Muppets Collection shade in Designer… de Better as my base to make the black lace detailing really stand out. I also topped with Seche Vite so that they would really shine.
Water decals can be a little finicky. They are basically temporary tattoos for your nails. They arrive with a clear plastic sheet over the designs that you remove. Then cut out the design you want, soak the designs in water, peel away the paper backing, and stick them on your nails. You need to take your time. Wine helps. You will know when the decals are ready to be applied when they slide off the paper backing with ease. You need to be careful placing them on the nail because, although they don’t easily tear, they can get wrinkled up and fold onto themselves. It is nearly impossible to unfold them once they are stuck to themselves that way. Once on your nails, it can be tricky to straighten them out because they will tend to slip. I had a hard time lining up the Celestial Floral Pattern so that they were straight and even across all of my fingers, with no creases or bubbles. Just be patient, and let them dry completely before applying topcoat. It takes practice, but the final product is gorgeous.
I feel like I still need practice when it comes to water decals. I can’t get over how awesome they look, but they are kind of a pain for a newbie. I am certain that they will get easier to apply with time and experience, but if you have never used them before, you should know going in that they aren’t as user friendly as stickers or even SH Salon Effects, which are my nail wraps of choice. I can’t argue with the final product, though. I mean, just LOOK at them! The pattern is so beautiful. I will probably keep trying to master water decals in the future because, despite being frustrating until you are used to them, they are so worth it.
The Celestial Floral Pattern Water Decals are only $1.99. Born Pretty has some very good prices on nail products. You should know that the Born Pretty Store is located in China, so shipping takes a long while. Plan on two to three weeks. On the upside, shipping is free worldwide with no minimum purchase amount, and orders ship within 24 hours. Check out their website bornprettstore.com, or facebook page for more details. For 10% off any regular priced items from the website, use coupon code BBBK31. I have been enjoying the items that the Born Pretty Store sent to me, and have a few more, so expect to see those reviews coming soon.
FTC Disclosure: The product reviewed in this post was provided to me for free by Born Pretty Store for consideration. This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest. No other type of compensation was accepted.