Two-Toned Checkered Nails with BPS Water Decals

Checkered Water Decals

BPS Checkered Water Decals

Check out this super fun and colorful manicure using checkered Water Decals from the Born Pretty Store.  I am so happy with how it came out.  Can I just say that water decals have become my nail art obsession!  They are so easy to use and they look so professional.  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.  So, let’s talk about these checker print decals.

BPS Mini Rhombus Grids Water Decals

BPS Mini Rhombus Grids Water Decals

BPS Mini Rhombus Grids Water Decals

BPS Mini Rhombus Grids Water Decals

Born Pretty calls these Mini Rhombus Grids, and you can find them (as well as three flower print border decals) by clinking the link.  There are three different sizes of what I call checker print, and then two sizes of a diamond pattern.  They would be great for NASCAR fans who wanted to do a checkered flag manicure for racing day.  When I saw them, all I could picture was a cute pop-art style mani.  I thought the checker border would be great with a colorblock look.  So I scavenged through my nail polish collection or some fun, bright colors, and this is what I came up with.

BPS Checkered Water Decals

BPS Checkered Water Decals

I went very budget friendly for this manicure and used e.l.f. nail polish.  Though the colors aren’t coming out true to life for some unfathomable reason, they are close enough to be getting on with.  I have Electric Fuchsia on my thumb and one half of my middle fingers.  I have Teal (which is looking more minty than it should) on the other half of my middle fingers and also on my pointer and pinkie fingers.  I used scotch tape for a clean, crisp line on the colorblocked nails.  I used the widest checker design on my thumbs, and the next size down for the border line on my middle fingers.  For size reference, I used the whole stripe of mid-sized checkers (there are two) on my four middle fingers, but only half of the wide design on my thumbs.  So, basically I have enough that I can do this exact manicure again with the designs provided (plus the diamond and small check patterns, of course).  The water decals were extremely easy to apply, seeing as they were straight lines.  They are definitely beginner-friendly.


BPS Checkered Water Decals

Like I said at the beginning, I really love how this came out and think these decals are great.  The sheet is currently on sale for only $0.99.  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, 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.


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I am a self proclaimed eyeshadow junkie whose main hobbies include shopping, reading, singing, and mainlining caffeine while hanging out with my friends. I love interesting socks and have amassed quite a collection. The place that I want to visit before I die would be Greece. I like to read all seven Harry Potter books once a year the way some people read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. (Sorry JRRT, but JKR kicks butt in my book.) I love art, and use my creativity in many different ways through painting, crafts, and makeup. I love to cook and try new things, and I especially love to eat. My favorite "date" is to go wine tasting, and do so with my husband once or twice a year. I love musical theater and think the world would be much better off if we all just watched more musicals. I am 100% a cat person and, although I think dogs can be really cute and sweet, they make me sneeze so cats will always rule. I love faeries and magic, mythology, theology, philosophy, and psychology. I regularly do logic puzzles and sometimes crosswords. I adore Bette Midler, Betty White, and Carol Burnett. I am not ashamed to admit that I watch Glee. I would like to start making some of my own clothes because I can't stop myself from buying fabric. I'm sure that there is much more, but I'm suddenly distracted by something shiny.

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