Jul 27, 2016

Nail art │ Nail stencil stickers from Born pretty store [Review]

With summer and high temperatures, doing nail art is difficult and a less rewarding activity. Nail polish and high temperatures aren't best friends, so intricate designs that need several layers are totally out of question! That's a total contradiction with the ultimate trend of this summer which are "Missoni chevron nails". If you want an easy foolproof chevron manicure, then keep reading, because  these Born Pretty Store Nail chevron Vinyl sticker guides are life savers for the nailistas!



The 9 Tips/Sheet Wavy Stripes Nail Art Stencils come in a sheet containing 9 pieces of rectangular stencils made of vinyl. The total length of all the sticker is about 30mm which is really long. There are many patterns to choose from, I chose number L-110.



Doing a chevron or zigzag pattern on the nails with many colours, used to be very difficult, because until now you had to use many pieces of zigzag tape, and stick them on the nails all lined up, which can take a really long time, and only for one nail!! But all that struggle is finished with these vinyls. Now I will show you how to create nail art with these pieces of vinyl or stencils in a few seconds.


I advise you to use some tweezers to pick up the vinyl from the back paper so that they won't bend and stick to themselves, that would ruin the vinyls. The vinyl is sturdy and quite thick, there is no risk to tear the stencils while manipulating them. In fact, I think they can't be torn at all!


After you applied your nail polish (or basecoat) and allow it to dry very well, you can place your vinyl on the nails to creat the designs. You ca choose to put them vertically or horizontally as you please. You will notice these have a very gentle adhesive and do not stick terribly hard as some stencils I have tried. The stencils are even to re-adjust or change position without any issue.


You can see that they cover my nail completely and there is plenty of space (around 8 mm) left on the free edge. So I would say ladies with very long nails are safe with these. For short nails, these could be even cut in halves and used twice. Once you placed the vinyls as you wanted you can proceed to decorate your nails. At this point, there are many things you can do: you could paint directly with different colors nail polish (as I did) or applied nail polish with a sponged for a gradient or multicolored effect, or applied clear polish and loose glitter, or paint with acrylic paint, whatever you fancy!

I used OPI Never Dulles a moment as a base and 4 different colors from the OPI Washington DC collection to create an accent nail.



I really like these 9 Tips/Sheet Wavy Stripes Nail Art Stencils, they are nice quality, but there is one obvious con, the sheet only contains 9 :( Which is a bummer if you wanted a full chevron manicure. I totally recommend them for decorating your nails in a super easy and fast way, especially if you do accent nails. This item retails for 1.59 USD instead of 2.12 USD and can be found at Born Pretty StoreRemember you can have 10% off of your purchase (applicable to not discounted items)  by entering my code at checkout: DBL91

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I hope you've liked this review. Please, leave your feedback in the comments, it's always much appreciated!
Love,
Nati

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