Thursday, January 7, 2016

Born Pretty Store Decals and Tweezer Review

Hey there!  Welcome back!  I'll try to keep this short and sweet, since it seems the busy life even after the holidays is still a theme.

Today I have a review of two products from Born Pretty Store, as well as some beautiful holo polish!  Read on for more pics and info!
Pahlish Sugar Plum Marshmallow and Born Pretty Store Water Decals

Well this is a first!  My first time using water decals, that is.  I've always felt like it was "cheating" to use them.  Silly, right?  Well, they are awesome in a pinch!  Shown below are Arabesque Water Decals that can be found on the Born Pretty Store website!

Born Pretty Store Arabesque Water Decals
Directions: Polish and topcoat your nails.  Cut around the design you want to use, peel off the clear covering, dip it in water for 10-15 seconds, wet your nail for ease of positioning the decal, place the decal where you want it, let it dry or dab the excess water with a paper towel, topcoat, and boom; done.  Be careful when you are manipulating it on your nail and when you topcoat, though.  I had a couple of spots where I lost part of the design.  Whoops.  Totally my fault and can be easily prevented by working carefully and floating your topcoat.

Macro of Pahlish Sugar Plum Marshmallow, three coats with topcoat, shown under an Ottlite

Now, the polish.  I used Pahlish Sugar Plum Marshmallow on my thumb, index, and pinky fingers.  I consider Sugar Plum Marshmallow to be a dusty lavender with strong purple shimmer and linear holo complete with silver shredded flakes, which you can see well in my macro above.  Here I've shown three coats, but it could be opaque in two.  The holo flame was marvelous!

Macro of Pahlish Sugar Plum Marshmallow, three coats with topcoat, shown under an Ottlite

On my middle and ring fingers, I did a regular gradient with Vapid Lacquer Cryogenic Refrigerant, Pahlish Sugar Plum Marshmallow, and Vapid Lacquer Grape Stomp.  I made four passes before it became opaque enough that I was happy.  Again, you get that lovely holo flame among all three of these polishes.  I used two of the Born Pretty Store water decals as you can see below.  I topped everything off with KBShimmer Clearly on Top quick dry topcoat.

Vapid Lacquer Grape Stomp, used as the dark purple in the gradient on my middle and ring fingers

Macro to show gradient and Born Pretty Store Arabesque water decal

Direct sunlight to show strong holo flames

Hey, do you need a great pair of stainless steel needle-nose tweezers?  Born Pretty Store has them, too!  These are the #1 version on the Born Pretty Store website.  They work wonderfully for both eyebrows and nail art!  I actually used them when I dipped and held the decals in the water, and also to peel my latex barrier off my skin.  They can also be used to pick and place rhinestones.  The tweezers are very sturdy, and even come with a cover since the tip is sharp.

Stainless Steel Tweezers from Born Pretty Store

Thanks so much for reading!  You can find these Born Pretty Store products for purchase on their site at for an amazing price, or use the product links below!
Born Pretty Store products were provided to me for an honest review.
I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.

Don't forget to use the code DANK31 for 10% off all original priced items in your order!

Thanks for reading!  I love hearing from you!  Comment below with any feedback or questions!


  1. Beautiful water decals. I love using them. The tweezers sound really good, I need a new pair x

  2. Omg those holos! I love that gradient and the tweezers are dope! Perfect for grabbing tiny things!

  3. Wow those polishes are to die for! I recently started using water decals and really enjoy them.

  4. Your base is absolutely stunning. I've tried decals and can NEVER get them to work. It super frustrating because I see people use them for awesome results. Kind of like this. ;-)

  5. Ermahgerddddddddd I love that base! And those water decals are so pretty!

  6. Wow awesome stickers! !and that holo is just gorge

  7. Wow awesome stickers! !and that holo is just gorge

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