Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Anchors Away!

Three cheers for the corny title!

Today I have some nail art featuring water decals from the Born Pretty Store as well as the colors from my Julep It Girl June box.

The water decals I received are nautical themed, and my June box just so happened to be filled with nautical colors so I thought this was a perfect combination.

First, let's talk about the polish.

Nan is described as a "Nantucket red creme." I didn't realize that was an actual thing until I googled it just now.

Bess is a baby blue creme. Pretty self explanatory.

Char is a jelly-like royal blue. Probably a perfect dupe for Revlon Royal, but I haven't swatched them side-by-side to be able to tell you for sure.

All three of these had a really good formula. My only problem is the smell. I'm not sure if it's just Char or it it's all of them, but if you have Revlon Royal, that's how they smell except it kind of hangs around even after they dry. It's not a horrible smell, but it isn't really super pleasant either. The colors are gorgeous though, and the red is a nice addition to my collection.

I also used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the white portions of this mani. Which, of course, it is amazing as always! :)

On to the decals. This is my first time applying water decals and it was fairly easy. I didn't get the one on my middle finger placed exactly where I wanted it (it was meant to be right on top of the white anchor I had hand painted) but the more I look at it, the more that I like that it's off-register. You could definitely do something really fun and creative with these in terms of layering. The only issue I had with these was that the design smeared when I applied topcoat. I wasn't really aware this could happen, so I think it was user error on my part. My topcoat is running low and I didn't quite have enough polish on the brush. As you can see, I didn't smudge the anchor, just the compass.

These decals can be purchased from the Born Pretty Store for $2.86. You get 20 decals in one pack.

My followers can use the code NHL91 to receive 10% off their purchase and don't forget about entering my giveaway for a $20 gift voucher to the Born Pretty Store.

This product was sent to me for review. All of the above statements are my own honest opinions.

1 comment:

  1. I love these! I obsess a little over anchors, ive entered your giveaway so fingers crossed i can get my hands on some if i win! I love your blog too :)