OK guys, here's the deal. I am losing the Rainbow Honey Outfits contest big time. I mean, I have always sucked at popularity contests (hello high school!) but OK, vote for me by liking the photo here. Here's the catch: If I win, I will do a giveaway. Haha, it's the least I could do! Anyway, it's not looking good but if I can get 30 more votes....
Anyway, that's not why I am here. Today I've got a review of my first nail art studs, as well as my first experience with Born Pretty Store. I am sure most of you are familiar with Born Pretty Store and if you haven't, they've been a tried and trusted source for nail art supplies for a fair price and best of all? Free worldwide shipping. Yup, it doesn't get any better than that. If you want to try them out, you can also use my blog's coupon to get 10% off.
My coupon code is: ARBQ10
Here are the triangle nail studs I got from Born Pretty Store:
They came in a simple package in a stickied bag for re-use. You can also transfer them to perhaps a pill box with your other nail art supplies. There are about 200 studs in the bag. I didn't bother counting but just by looking at it - I doubt that I'll be needing any in the near future.
To use them, simply brush some polish on your nail and stick them on, sealing them in with top coat. I know everyone has their own method of picking up the studs but I used tweezers to pay down my studs. You can also use an eyeliner pencil.
Here's a simple use of them with OPI Black Onyx. (I dedicate these photos to my girl Q of Squeaky Nails as she loves Gaga just as much as me and this is Gaga's Fame to go along with my nails!)
For funsies, I also tried working some studs with Rainbow Honey Tiny Ruby. My original plans were to have a full highlight nail of studs but as I placed them down, I found that the simple the design is, the better it looked. Sometimes it's OK to keep things simple as they look classy!
I found these studs just really awesome to work with, and upon removal, they didn't damage my nails. They look like metal but they don't scratch the nail or anything. I love em. Glad I picked them up. If you are interested in these, remember you can get 10% off with free shipping on the Born Pretty Store with my coupon code ARBQ10. You can find them here and the item ID is 6879 for the exact ones I have here (in gold colour). They also come in silver if you are into that kind of thing.
Have you used the Born Pretty Store? What are your experiences with them? Can you think of any other designs to do with these triangle studs? I'm feeling a TRIFORCE design coming soon - any Zelda fans out there?
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.