Apr 12, 2014

Royal Teal Manicure


Hello! It's been a long time since my last nail tutorial.


This time, I'm using water decals from BornPrettyStore.com for the first time!
Born Pretty has a TON of different beauty products, jewelry, clothing pieces and other great accessories. What I love most is their extensive collection of nail art products!
Their prices are great- you can get nail decal sheets for less than a dollar. That means a lot of bang for your buck!


You can get rhinestones and studs and other super-cool decorations like spikes, pearls, chain, bows and more! Seriously, if you love nail art, you will love their site! You can spend days looking at their huge amount of inventory.
Get connected with them!


Here is a 10% off coupon code that can be used on a purchase from Born Pretty!





I'll show you how to use these water decals over a base color for a simple manicure that looks like it took a lot of work!
Ready?
Let's get started.


Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are a base nail polish (I used the Gel SensatioNail Island Oasis), top coat and BornPretty  Pattern water decals (#K210).



How to use the water decal:
Paint your nails your base coat. Get out a dish of water. Cut out the decal you need. Take off the plastic film, don't peel it off the white backing.
Submerge the decal in water for about 15 seconds.



Wet your nail. Gently, with your other hand (get it wet first), fish out the decal from the water (it will release from the backing) and place it on your wet nail. What's great about the water decals are that they are moveable while still wet, unlike stickers. Move it gently on the nail until it is in the right spot, then press gently and leave it alone.

Your nail and fingers must be wet while doing this otherwise it will stick and not move!



See how easy? Just be careful, while the nails are still wet the decal might move. Repeat for all the other nails.



I then, when they were fully dry, painted with a top coat and stuck a nail stud at the top of each decal. I placed one bigger one on my thumb as well. The BornPretty decal sheet came with 10 black decals and 10 white decals enough for 2 manicures. I accidentally dropped the one for my thumb while doing the tutorial and trying to photograph :(. So I added just a stud to the thumbs.




What's also great about these water decals is that the plastic is invisible! It looks like the design was painted straight onto your nails!
These decals were so easy to use, especially with your opposite hand. You don't have to worry about placing it in the exact spot at first. 





All photos copyright Allison Beth Cooling. Do not post tutorial or images without linking to me.

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