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Roses Are Red…

I just completed my first review for Born Pretty Store! Check out the links below for the full review and don’t forget to use the coupon code FHX31 for 10% off at BPS!

Full Review | Wood Texture | Female Cameo | Male Cameo 

Product Review: Rose Water Decals

Hey guys! I’m doing my first review for Born Pretty Store today and I’m excited to share it with you! If you haven’t looked around Born Pretty before, they have a great selection of tools and decorations in their Nail Art section.

Today I’m reviewing these Floral Water Decals! I haven’t used water decals in a while, but these ones sparked my interest. I chose sheet #G105 for the oval frames (which probably seems a little odd considering how pretty the roses are) because they immediately gave me an idea for a cameo design.

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The decals come in a one-sheet package and this particular sheet has 20 individual decals on it.

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Hi~ I always wonder, how do you keep your top coat from smearing/smudging the designs? Mine always end up streaking or smearing a just a tiny bit, even when I wait over an hour to put the top coat on.
aralintheobsessive

Hey!
I find that for me it’s a combination of a good top coat (I use Seche Vite), the right pressure and the right amount of top coat.
I use a thicker coat than I would for regular polishes and I try to apply it lightly; even a good top coat will smudge if you press too hard.

Pastel Pop-Art Peeps

I honestly have no explanation for this, it just kind of happened.
Happy Easter!

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After you receive this, please share 5 random facts about yourself and then copy and send to your ten favorite followers :)
mylittlehobby

1. I’m almost finished my first year of University
2. I want to get my nail tech certification at some point
3. I have a ton of chocolate in my room and I’m not sure what to do with it all
4. I don’t drink coffee
5. I have a dog

Thanks mylittlehobby for sending this! 

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More Pre-exam manicures for my friends!

Swirls

Pre-exam manicure for my friend to help her get through studying!

Rough Around the Edges

I finally got my hands on OPI’s Push and Shove and had to try it out! It’s a great polish and I really like it paired with Essie’s Belugaria!

Products Used:
Coco & Lulu - 992 Riviera
Essie - 964 Belugaria
OPI - Push and Shove
OPI - Lay Down That Base
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

Criss-Cross Applesauce

I mistakenly thought that this would be a really quick, simple design.
It was not.
All the little lines took so long; by the end of it my roommate was questioning my sanity. On the bright side, it looks pretty cool!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 016 Waltz
Sally Hansen - 360 Diamonds and Rubies
Sally Hansen - 370 Blackout
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat