Jan 19, 2014

Longing for Spring: birds & flowers on my nails


Hello lovelies! Are you enjoying your Sunday? I've been a little ill the past days. Nothing too terrible, just the flu. I'm feeling a little better now, but I tell you although it hasn't been very cold around here, I already had enough of the winter. You can tell by looking at my nails!

Today I have a sheet of Sweet Night View Oil Painting Water Decals provided by Born Pretty Store to share with you and this mani is really cheering me up.





You must fed up with me saying how I like water decals  and that I also prefer them to stickers so I will spare you tha part ;).The decal comes in a square sheet as a single large image, as opposed to other decals I've tried that are just individually printed small designs, this one is a single image, so very pretty it's almost a pity to cut it through! On one hand that gives many different possibilities of decoration, on the other hand you really need to be accurate while cutting the shapes, specially if you want them to fit your nails exactely. The image I chose is a lovely colourful paradise bird, but the colours are very subtle and wearable. You can click on the pics to enlarge them.






My manicure was very simple, I used basecoat, two coats of OPI My vampire is buff and waited for it to dry COMPLETELY.
I cut out the bits of the size of my nails and put them in a cup with water, when the decals started to peel from the paper by themselves and float, I picked them with tweezers and placed them on the nails, I pressed with a cotton pad for a couple of seconds. Finally I sealed the manicure with one coat of topcoat.
Have you liked this nail design? Are you also longing for Spring as I am? Don't hesitate to leave your feedback in the comments, it's always much appreciated!

You can find these decals at Born Pretty Store there are many gorgeous images to chose from for 1.99 USD, the one I chose is number QQ-17. This week there are also many water decals on sale for only 0.88 USD! and of course free shipping. Remember you can have 10% off of your purchase (everything in the store including all nail art supplies) by entering my code at checkout: DBL91

10% off not discounted items


Love,
Nati

23 comments

  1. Your nails are so pretty :)

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  2. Me encantan! Los colores de los decals junto con ese color quedan preciosos.

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    1. Gracias Inés, me alegra que te guste :)

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  3. Nice decals! :-) Yes, also I can't wait for the spring to come! :-)

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    1. I know Tatjana, is it cold where you live? I spoke to my aunt last weekend and told me they were having spring-like weather :)

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  4. Aww this is so cute! I've tried the regular nail stickers, but not something like this!

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    1. Thank you Sunny, you definitely need to try! The water decals look better and last longer than stickers, which I find look a little "tacky" sometimes.

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  5. Ciao Nati! This is so beautiful! I love the idea of cutting one single large decal to small pieces for a unique manicure! Baci! xx

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    1. Ciao bella! Thank you :) I' glad you like it
      stammi bene, xx

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  6. Beautiful mani as always! I'm the same as you, I prefer decals to sticker. It always reminds me of being a kid and having those fake tattoo's! I'm hoping Spring comes fast too. Thank you so much for sharing the love today, I have so much thanks to give you! xx

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    1. Hi Ithi, I'm glad you like it!
      About the share, don't even mention it, it was nothing and people needs to know who has real talent :)
      xx

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  7. Mi ispirano un sacco i water decals ma ancora non li ho mai provati :)

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    1. Io credo che dovresti provare! sono facilissimi e carini. Il più importante è la qualità ho comprato altre marche e non hanno funzionato come questi :)

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  8. Hermosisima mani. Me encanta ese color de base tan delicado y los water decol le dieron el toque de color justo, te quedo muy bien!
    Un beso :)

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  9. This looks so so nice! - obviously I too yearn for this winter to pass soon (blech, it only just properly started here and I already can't stand it, lol)!

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