Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Mermaid Nails! - BornPretty Store review

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Hi everyone!

Today I have another review from BornPretty Store for you, together with this mermaid nail art! (If you missed my previous review, click here!)

The second item I chose to review for BornPretty Store are these golden sea shell studs. They are available in gold and silver, and in sizes 3mm and 5mm. You get 20 shells in a pack.

I chose the gold 3mm shells because I liked that size and colour :)



The most obvious thing to do with shell studs is of course something mermaid-y and since I hadn't done mermaid nails yet because I didn't have the right polish colours and studs, this was the perfect chance to try them out!

The polishes I used for this design are:
Spectral Green - Nocibé
Trophy Wife - Essie (I actually bought this polish with the excuse that it was perfect for mermaid nail art haha)
Vampire Vanity - Bourjois Paris
Goldbusters - Catrice


I also used some studs and rhinestones I bought in a local store, and of course the sea shells from BornPretty Store!























First I'll explain how I made the mermaid design, and then I'll give some more information about the studs.

Now, I started out with a gradient with Trophy Wife and Spectral Green:


Then I drew a half moon with white acrylic paint on my index finger and little finger. I then applied Vampire Vanity on those nails (but not in the little half moon part). I also painted some fish scales with acrylic paint on my thumb and ring finger. I do need to work on my fish scale painting skills though :/


And then finally I added all the studs and rhinestones:


 The sea shell studs were very easy to work with: they are a bit curved so they stick to your nail properly. They also don't stick off of your nail very much as they're quite thin.

I just applied them to my nail after I put on some top coat, and then I put some top coat on top of the shells to keep them in place.



The final judgement: I'm very happy about these sea shell studs. The only downside is that you only get 20 in a pack, but on the other side: I'm really not going to do some mermaid nail art every week so I'll be able to go a while with these. You can also re-use them if you don't remove them with polish remover, but try to pick them off your nail.

The price: These shell studs cost $2.78 at the moment.

Where can you get them: You can order these shells in 2 different colours (gold and silver) and 2 different sizes (3mm and 5mm) here on the BornPretty Store website!

Discount?: Like I mentioned in my previous review, I have a discount code for BornPretty Store that will get you 10% off on your order! Just use XDX31 when you order something :)


That's it for my second review! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask! :)

Thanks for reading!

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29 comments:

Frankie Hunter said...

very very cool nail art! definitely going to my to do list! these studs are nice... maybe i have to order something from BPS ... but this month i'm short of "nail-thingy-money", so mabey next month!

Cynthia B said...

This is so cool! By the way, I thought for sure the scales were from a stamp, so your drawing skills aren't that bad :)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Franziska! Oh that's so great, let me know when you have done some mermaid nails because I'd love to see them! And I know what you mean, I have exactly the same "no money for nails" problem this month! I actually made a pact with myself to not buy any more things for myself until after my exams haha :)

Robin said...

Ohh thanks so much! That's definitely a big compliment! :D

Candace Miranda Prescott said...

So Pretty,Love this mani :)

Pound Store Manicure said...

Love these nails! The way you put everything together looks amazing :D

Manases Andrea said...

This design looks so fresh and the base that you've created it is just perfect for the theme!

Saskia said...

This is such a nice mani! I absolutely love the colors and the charm placement.

Robin said...

Thank you! :)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot! Yeah I'm very glad everything came together so great! :)

Robin said...

Thanks Andrea! Indeed, I thought Trophy Wife and Spectral Green were just screaming "Mermaid mermaid use me for mermaid!" at me! :)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Saskia! I too really love the design on my middle finger with all the studs and charms ;)

CharloJiho said...

It's really original ! I love !!

Ela said...

Wow, Robin! This is amazing, I like design from each nail and they look so good together. Perfect themed nails!:)
I don't know how it sounds but your middle finger's the best!:))

Robin said...

Thank you! :)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Ela! Haha I know what you mean, I too really love the middle finger with all the charms ;)

Little Red Loves said...

These are so pretty! Love the gold topcoat with flecks in it. Looks like the mermaid Barry M, just in gold instead of a mix…
Love all your manis! x

Julia said...

wow I love those studs on your nails and this manicure looks really amazing!

xx julia

Emily Nailsxo said...

I'm in love with this design, you've done such a great job! Everything just fits perfectly together and what a great colour choice too :) ! I was recently emailed by Born Pretty too so I can't wait to start reviewing :) xx

Lucy (the Nail Snail) said...

There are so many gorgeous things going on in this design! The gradient with the two shimmery green polishes, Vampire Vanity, and the studs... wow!!

Robin said...

Thank you so much! I really love that gold topcoat and thought it would fit great here :)

Robin said...

Thank you Julia! :)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Emily! I'm in love with these colours too, they are just so mermaid-y! Ooh I'm excited for your reviews! :)

Robin said...

Thanks you Lucy! Yeah I just threw everything in this manicure that was pretty, sparkly and mermaid-y haha! :)

HGNailDesign said...

I LOVED the manicure. Its so elegant and gorgeous. Everything seems so perfect and compliment each other :D

Robin said...

Thank you so much! I'm really glad you think so :)

noriandee said...

I love this! Your nails are gorgeous:) I need to check out BPS for those!

xo, Ames

Robin said...

Hey thanks a lot! Wow I've just taken a look at your blog, your designs are awesome! :)

noriandee said...

You're welcome! Your nails really are amazing. And thanks Robin:) I really appreciate you stopping by!

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