Hola I am live from Dublin - my jet lagged self is having perhaps the worst time adjusting to the time zone here (8 hours into the future from my home base) but alas I am here today with a review on some studs from Born Pretty Store. Just a reminder, I do have a blog coupon for Born Pretty Store - they not only sell the nail art studs that are featured on this post today, but they also have fun cute cell phone dongles, midi rings (which are totally my favourite things right now), hair accessories and of course - PLENTY of nail art supplies. For 10% off and free world wide shipping, use this code at check-out: ARBQ10
Onto the nail art studs - these are listed on the Born Pretty Store website as "200pcs Punk Metal Heart Round Square Star Drop Mix Stud Rhinestones Nail Art Decoration w/box Sale" item code #7277. I really love this mix because of all the variation of studs. There are so many possibilities! Here's how the studs came packed:
And here's a shot of all the different studs. Each stud that is out represents one of the sections in the container pack - so as you can see I have a lot more silver hearts and only one section of gold circles, gold long diamonds, and silver stars:
Because of all the variation, I was able to do "skittle studs". I actually quite like this look - using one polish and then having a different stud or stud design on each nail. Here's a look at silver skittle stud nail art over top of Rainbow Honey Evening Viola:
And on the flip side, here's some gold stud skittle nails done over top of Rainbow Honey Trifolium - gold and green always seem to go perfectly with one another!:
Here's my helpful hints when designing some stud nail art:
1) Sometimes simple is best! Less is more.
2) Squares can also be diamonds - flip them.
3) Odd numbers of the same shape look best
4) Sandwich the studs in top coat, or use nail glue
5) Studs are best closer to the cuticle to avoid any catching
Overall, I am pretty happy with these studs! The hearts are best suited on larger nails, but other than that, it's a great sampler for all the different shapes. I could have been just as happy using just teardrops, but it's so nice to have an option to do more. Again, if you're interested in these studs, you can get them at the "200pcs Punk Metal Heart Round Square Star Drop Mix Stud Rhinestones Nail Art Decoration w/box Sale" item code #7277 page and use my blog coupon for 10% off and free world wide shipping: ARBQ10
How do you like to use your nail art suds? Any hints that you like to follow?
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.