Today I have something that I'm really really excited about. I told you guys a while ago that Born Pretty Store contacted me about a review of one of their products. Well, today is the day I review said product! I wanted to use it a few times to be able to do a more thorough review.
The product that I chose was the 2mm silver nail studs. You can find them here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/silver-square-stud-rhinestone-acrylic-nail-p-2859.html or by typing in the item ID 2859 in the search bar on their site.
I wanted to get a hang of these before I did a review and I'm now ready to give an honest, unbiased review.
When you get the product, It comes in a little baggie with a TON of studs. Here's a shot of the bag after using them for multiple manis:
That's enough to last a WHILE! Now I want to show you the size but instead of just showing you my nails (which I will in a bit), I'll show you a comparison with a penny because I know our nail sizes vary but penny sizes don't! Here's a shot of that:
Now here's the fun part: The manis. The first time I used them, I wanted something light and pretty so I did it over a pale pink. I didn't take a shot of that because I plan on doing it again. The next time, I used one of my favorites, Essie Mint Candy Apple. Here's what I did:
And here is what I did yesterday, which is by far my favorite:
This is two coats of China Glaze Stone Cold, btw. I figure if you're gonna do studs, you might as well make it look badass! I LOVE how this looks. I wish it would have lasted... one thing I learned is to always use top coat with things like this...and I didn't, so they fell off. But then again I did put my nails through a lot. And the other times I used top coat and they stayed put until I removed my polish.
Here's my tips and tricks on how to use these studs:
-Paint all your nails until they're one coat less than done. That means that if it takes two coats to make it even and opaque, paint one. If it takes three, paint two. Get it? Good.
-Paint your first nail with your final coat. Immediately pick up a stud and push it into the wet polish. I find that a pointy ended cuticle stick works well. Dip it into the topcoat and then pick up the stud and PUSH it into the nail. This way, when it dries, it will dry with the stud in it.
-Use your top coat of choice heavily. I mean it. A thin layer will not work. You need to secure the stud!
-Admire your nails. They look amazing!
Now, here's a bit about the studs themselves. They are small, but Born Pretty does offer different sizes, shapes, and colors. I personally like these small square ones. I also like that they are kinda rounded in the back and not completely flat because come on, who's nails are completely flat? I like that they kinda fit to your nail better than they would if they were flat.
Now, how do you get your studs? Well, you can go to Born Pretty Store and pay $5.73 for one bag, or you can use my code and get 10% off! In case you forgot what the code is, here's a picture:
You can also find the picture in the side bar, along with the code! Here it is if you just want to copy and paste it: APL91.
Sooooo, what do you think? Will you be trying these studs out? I personally love them, I think they're great. Let me know, thanks for reading! :D
*disclosure: products in this post were sent to me for my honest, unbiased opinion. I am not getting paid to write this review, these are my personal opinions.