I am showing my Disney side again with today’s review. Princesses abound with these Water Decals from the Born Pretty Store. I have several reviews for products that I have received from the Born Pretty Store, and 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. To see my other Disney themed manicures and reviews of the Mickey Stamp and Mickey Glitter, click on the these links. But today, let’s talk princesses.
This sheet of water decals is just chock full of designs inspired by Ariel, Belle, and Princess Jasmine. Not only do you have all three princesses named and silhouetted several times over, but there are other object that are associated with them pictured as well. There are dolphins and aquatic flowers, as well as a bubble border for Ariel. You have lotus blossoms (I think) and lamps for Jasmine, with a gorgeous blue and purple border decal. And for Belle there are roses, a rose border, and… well… bells. There are also heart images and the words “kiss” and “love” that would work for any of the princesses. Instead of doing a regular mani with just one of them, I decided to show you all three princesses and the variety that this sheet of decals can provide.
For Princess Jasmine, I chose to use the full color silhouette on one nail, and her name with a genie lamp on the other. The full size silhouettes are rather long, so they would look best on medium to long nails. Those with short nails may have a hard time getting them to fit. Otherwise, the decals applied very easily. For my base color, I used Ulta Don’t be Shellfish from the LE “Under the Sea” collection. When I do a full Jasmine mani, I will definitely be using that beautiful blue and purple border decal. I am just so excited to see these designs, because they are so unique. You don’t see many Princess Jasmine inspired products, so it’s nice to have them.
For Ariel, I had to use a blue base color. To keep it light, I chose Went N Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint. For the decals, I opted for the aquatic flower with the word kiss (as in “Kiss the Girl”) on one finger, and Ariel’s signature silhouette on the other. What I mean by signature silhouette is that, if you look closely, you can see that each princess has a larger silhouette with a distinct border around her. Belle is pictured in a square frame (window?) with a rose in the corner. Jasmine is framed in an Arabic style window. Ariel’s signature silhouette has her surrounded by a circle of bubbles with a wave cresting on the bottom. I think a Little Mermaid themed mani would be absolutely adorable, and can’t wait to do it for my next trip to Disneyland. I did have a small issue with the silhouette trying to wrinkle when I was applying, but it was the first one that I did, so I chalk that up to user error. The other decals applied perfectly.
Finally, I have my Belle themed nail. For the base color, I applied Rimmel 60 Second nail polish in Let’s Get Nude from the Rita Ora collection. Since I only had one nail left, I decided to use one of the smaller silhouettes. All of the smaller sized silhouettes have the same oval with the bow on top. To complete the look I added two opposite facing roses on the bottom. I think the nail looks great, and I would absolutely do a full manicure in this color scheme. It came out really lovely. The only complaint that I have is that I think Belle got a bit short changed in the design department. The roses are very nice, but they are certainly in abundance. I just feel that the creators of this item could have put just a bit more thought into Belle’s designs. Otherwise, again, the deals applied easily and they will make a great full manicure.
One thing that I should note is that, for the first time, I received a “damaged” product from Born Pretty. I put that in quoted because “damaged” is a relative term. The sheet arrived completely folded over itself, so there was a bend mark across the product. I purposefully chose decals in that bended area to see if they would look damaged on the nail, but they were fine. The nature of water decals make them hardier than stickers, for example (they are thin plastic I think). I am not complaining, and everything is fine, but since this is the first time anything like this has happened in the many shipments from Born Pretty, I thought it was worth a mention.
All in all, I am thrilled with my Disney princess water decals. What Disney fan wouldn’t be? The sheet is currently on sale for $2.65, which is a great price considering how many designs are on the sheet. 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 for a vacation or 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.