I have such a fun product to review for you today. I really love nautical theming with anchors, compasses or ship’s wheels, so I am all over these adorable nautical themed water decals. It’s probably my favorite item from the Born Pretty Store that I have gotten so far. (You can see the other BPS reviews I have done by clicking on the Born Pretty Store link in the “Categories” section on the right hand side of the blog.) I had so much fun playing with these decals, and I love the look that I created with them.
There are 20 decal images on this sheet, four each of five different designs. It’s a pretty good mix of anchors, compass and sextant style images. You can do all sorts of fun and interesting looks with these decals. I found them extremely easy to apply, and they did not slip or fold up on me at all. If you haven’t seen my previous water decal reviews and aren’t sure what water decals are, 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, and soak them in water, peel away the paper backing, and stick them on your nails. You need to take your time because the paper backing needs to be completely soaked through. You will know when the decals are ready to be applied when they easily slide off the paper. Then press them down once they are placed on your nail and don’t touch them until they are completely dry. These nautical decals are a good medium size size that will work for either long or shorter nails.
I chose to go with a traditional nautical look with navy and white polish. I used e.l.f. Skinny Jeans for my outside nails, and Sinful Colors Snow Me White on the two middle fingers. I then stamped the wave pattern from the BPS stamping plate that I reviewed here with e.l.f. Pot of Gold. I chose four different decals (two per hand) so that you could see as many as possible. Everything is topped with Seche Vite. The above image is my left hand, and my right hand is below. (Note to self: it is not easy to take a picture of your right hand with no tripod. The shutter is on the right side of the camera, and things get interesting (read: blurry) when you try to shoot lefty.)
I really have nothing but love for these water decals. I can’t get enough of them. I wore this manicure for six days, and only took it off because the e.l.f. polish was chipping away. The decals were still going strong. I highly recommend these Nautical Themed Water Decals. They are so cool, and really easy to use. They are currently available from Born Pretty for $2.86. They would look great in a red, white, and blue Memorial Day or 4th of July mani. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, the Born Pretty Store is located in China, so shipping will take a while. It is normal for orders to take 2-4 weeks to ship to the US, and in my experience, I have gotten most of my orders within 2-3weeks. You should definitely plan ahead if you are ordering something time sensitive like holiday items and order them early. Orders ship within 24 hours. Check out the BPS website bornprettstore.com, or their facebook page for more details. For 10% off any regular priced items from the website, use coupon code BBBK31.
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. I do not get any kick backs or compensation from any orders placed.