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Shells and Stars Mani

Shells and Stars Mani

Today I have a cute Sea Shell and Starfish manicure to show you, courtesy of the Born Pretty Store.  This is the perfect mani for summertime.  Born Pretty sent me these Nail Stickers to review, and I think that they are adorable.  The clam shell and starfish designs look great, and they are so easy to apply that you get a super cute look in seconds.  Let’s take a closer look.

Shells and Stars Mail Stickers

Shells and Stars Mail Stickers

Shells and Stars Nail Stickers

Shells and Stars Nail Stickers

This is the sheet of 3D nail stickers that I received from Born Pretty.  These 3D stickers come in three different designs: all roses, all shells, and then this shell and starfish design.  Each design also comes in either silver gold or black.  I really liked the combination of shells and stars and it immediately inspired me to do this sea shell look.  I chose to use Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Mint Crush for a background shade because it is a lovely light blue.  Since the designs are simple stickers, as opposed to water decals for example, this look couldn’t be easier.  Simply peel the designs off the sheet and stick them on your nail.  I sealed them with a top coat to keep them in place, and they wore well for days.  I love that the stickers come on a clear sheet so you cam play around with placement and see what it will look like before you pull the sticker off its backing.  Also, despite being called “3D” the stickers are pretty flat and flexible.  They don’t stick up and leave a film on the nail like many cheap stickers do.  I was actually really impressed with the final result.  They looked very similar to water decals because they lay so flat.  I think these Shells and Stars Nail Stickers are great quality and perfect or a beginner with little to no nail art skills.

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Mint Crush

Milani

I quickly wanted to talk about the Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Mint Crush.  This polish came to me free with my most recent Milani purchase, and I am really glad that I didn’t pay for it.  The color is gorgeous, but the formula is terrible.  It applies both thick and streaky at the same time (what?).  It took three coats to get it to even out, and even so it wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked.  I don’t know if this particular shade is problematic, or if the entire Color Statement Nail Lacquer is the issue- this is the only shade I have tried.  In general, though, I’d say to avoid the Color Statement Nail Lacquers and go with a different drugstore option.

Shells and Stars Mani

Shells and Stars Mani

Anyway, back to these nail stickers.  I think that they are great.  The sheets are currently on sale for $1.47, and I think that they are well worth it.  I used a little less than half the stickers on the sheet by using multiple stickers on each of my 10 nails.  So the stickers will last you at least two full manicures, and three or four if you are more sparing with them.  I’d say that they are a win.  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.  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.

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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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