BornPrettyStore.Com Review & How To Apply Nail Art Decals

I’m always on the look out for new ways to amp up my manis and nail decals are a sure and easy way to achieve that. They are fun, fast, and affordable…whats not to like. My favorite place for nail decals has got to be BornPrettyStore.com. They offer the greatest selection of nail art stickers and decals (among loads of other awesome nail and beauty goodies).

bornprettystore.com nail decals Ive now tried a few different styles and types from BornPrettyStore.com and I can now say with full confidence that the quality and designs are outstanding. They are so thin so they rest perfectly on the nail without lifting, easy to apply, and long lasting. Plus the price is so right that any girl or guy on a budget can now have awesome nails. The customer service is also on point so I give this website and their nail decals 5/5.

Bornprettystore.com have been kind enough to supply all my readers with an amazing 10% off site wide discount code. Just use the code BKYW10 at checkout. Enjoy!!! and dont forget to check out all the awesome designs they have on sale right here. 

bornprettystore Audrey Hepburn nail decalsI created this mani with the help of the Audrey Hepburn set which you can get here. To find out exactly how to apply them then keep reading!!!

How To Apply Nail Decals

Step 1: Apply nail polish with top coat and allow to completely dry.

Step 2: Cut out the nail decal design you would like to use and remove clear film.

Step 3: Submerge decal in water for 10-20 seconds. And remove from water.

Step 4: Remove wet decal from backing paper using tweezers and slide onto nail. Allow the decal to dry.

Step 5. Apply top coat.

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Nail Art Inspiration & Review: Depend Cosmetic 7 Day Polish

Hey Guys :)

So today’s post will focus on the relatively new 7 Day Hybrid Polish from Depend Cosmetic.

Depend Cosmetic 7 day Hybrid Nail Polish

depend cosmetic 7 day polish So what exactly is a Hybrid 7 Day Polish?  Well its a 3 step polish system (a little like gel) which gives a glossy, long lasting finish without having to cure in a led/uv lamp. It lasts up to 7 days and can be removed using plain old nail polish remover.

You can purchase it in Denmark at most Matas stores and Magasin and costs 100 dkr for the starter kit which includes a cleanser, top coat and base coat. Each individual polish costs 49 dkr. You can check out their full color selection here and stock lists for your country.

How to Apply

Step 1: Cleanse the nail thoroughly to remove any dirt or oils (comes in the starter kit). This step is sooooo important if you want the polish to adhere properly on the nail for maximum longevity.

Step 2: Apply 7 Day Base Coat (comes in starter set). Apply a thin layer and let dry before continuing to next step. Again it is important that the layer is thin so it can dry properly and so the “colored” polish can adhere.

Step 3: Add a coat of your chosen shade. Let dry completely before applying a second layer. Repeat this step until you have reached the opacity you desire. I find with most shades 2 coats is enough to get full opacity.

Step 4: Apply Top Coat (comes in starter set). Let dry and wait for about 5-10 minutes. Then apply a second coat of the Top Coat. And voila lovely shiny nails.

Here’s a few fun looks I created with the 7 Day System.

Depedn Cosmetic 7 Day Polish & Nail Art Here I used shades Goth Black on my thumb and ring finger and Mixed Berries on the rest. For a little glitz I added Flickering Star glitter to the tips and added some cute Hello Kitty Nail Decals I got from Sephora years ago.

bornprettystore Audrey Hepburn nail decalsI used Blueberry Smoothie for this mani and tipped it off with Flickering Star glitter and these amazing Born Pretty Store Audrey Hepburn Nail Decals which you can get here.

The Verdict:

Pros:

  • The nail polish is so easy to apply. The tip of the brush is rounded and the width of the brush is rather large making an easy and clean application especially near the cuticle.
  • No streaking for a beautiful smooth application and finish.
  • The top coat gives an ultra glossy finish mimicking that of gels without the curing or daunting task of removing them.
  • Great color selection with a variety of different finishes from creams and glitters to sheer nudes and mother of pearl finishes.
  • I also love the fact that the polish bottles are small. It takes up less space and makes it easier to finish them so I can buy new shades to try 😉
  • Does not stain or damage nail bed.

Cons:

  • Does not last a full 7 days (though they do claim on their website that it is UP TO 7 days of wear). But I can get 7 days of wear if I reapply the top coat every day or every other day…
  • It is only completely chip resistant if you reapply the Top Coat on an every other day basis. Otherwise it is susceptible to chips. Though I have to say that the type of job I have doesn’t help in the least bit.  Because I work with my hands 24/7 they are highly susceptible to chipping and damage. Keep your nails short and you’ll gain more wear out of the polish.

So I’ve decided to give this nail polish system a 5/5. You get a glossy, long lasting, and relatively chip free wear for a great price. Plus there is zero damage to your nails and a super easy removal process ( in comparison to gels). I just cant wait to get my hands on the spring collection which will be out soon.

Have any of you tried the Depend Cosmetic 7 Day Hybrid Polish System? If so what do you think and what are some of your favorite shades?

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Review & Swatches: Depend Cosmetic Chameleon Nail Polish Collection

Hey Guys,

So the other day I received the Depend Cosmetic Chameleon Nail Polish Collection (along with the Perfect Match Collection which I’ve reviewed and swatched here). Its a fabulous collection featuring 12 new metallic and holographic shades.

dependcosmetic_chameleon_collection_nailpolish IMG_0172They cost 49 danish kr, and will be available at larger Matas stores and here on Depend Cosmetic’s website from the end of April/beginning of May.

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All swatches are without a base or top coat, and for the purpose of this post two coats were applied for every shade although one provided enough coverage with almost all shades.

2079 Midnight Owl: Purple-Green metallic holographic. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. Minimal streaking for a metallic shade.

2080 Silver Moon: Blue-Silver metallic holographic. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. Minimal streaking for a metallic shade.

2081 Metallic Violet: Purple metallic with minimal holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. No streaking.

2082 Sweet Pink: Pink with purple metallic shift and slight holographic finish. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. No streaking.

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dependcosmetic_chameleon_collection_swatches_22083 Sapphire Blue: Gem blue with slight purple holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. No streaking.

2084 Peacock Shades: Blue-Green Holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. Minimal streaking.

2085 Moody Me: Blue-Green Holographic shift. Very similar to shade 2084 but pulls more blue in the holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. Minimal streaking.

2086 Green With Envy: Green-Gold metallic holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. No streaking.

dependcosmetic_chameleon_nailpolish_collection-5dependcosmetic_chameleon_nailpolish_collection-5_swatches2087 Shimmering Copper: Copper-red with blue holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. Minimal streaking.

2089: Gold Rush: Gold metallic with slight green holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. Minimal streaking.

2090 Magic Bean: Rose Gold metallic holographic shift. Opaque coverage in one coat. Dried very quickly. Minimal streaking.

Love love love this fun holographic collection. The price is right, they applied smoothly, evenly, and dried super quick.  I cant wait to wear these out in the sunshine to really capture the awesome holographic finish on these polishes. Which one (or one’s hehe :) ) are you loving the most?

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