Born Pretty Store Oil Painting Style Decals review

Hello! I’ve got another item from Born Pretty Store to review for you today, this time it is these eye catching Oil Painting style water decals (#16262).

Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262
Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262

I picked these because they looked so vibrant! It would be a hard look to pull off without using a small mountain of polishes (and more talent than I possess).

What I used:

Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262
Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262

I started out by painting my nails with two coats of Cotton, then left it to dry for a while. I cut the decal up into the preprinted nail sized portions. For each nail, I dipped the decal in the water for 15-20 seconds, then slid it off the backing paper onto my nail. I used a cleanup brush and acetone to dissolve the excess decal around my cuticles and nail edges. Finally I very carefully top coated – I know from past experience that topcoat can smear decals badly.

Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262
Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262

Have to admit, my application wasn’t the best here. I’ve managed to damage the decals in several places – the little white patches you see are the base colour showing through holes. Don’t remember doing it though, so maybe it was with the topcoat.

The biggest issue I had though, was that the printed decals weren’t big enough for my nails – mostly width was the problem, though one was also too short. I ended up with white stripes down the side of some of my nails, that I had to try to fill in with polish. Unfortunately the ones I had handy didn’t match too well.

Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262
Born Pretty Store Oil Painting style water decals #16262

Normally I would just use something like this as an accent rather than a full mani, and I think it would be perfect for that, as you could choose wide enough sections. Or if you have small nails you shouldn’t have an issue. I do love the way it looked, as long as I didn’t look too closely! Of course, cameras pick up even the tiniest imperfections, honestly it looked pretty good in real life.

Don’t forget my 10% discount off any full price item at Born Pretty Store, the code is TPMW10, just enter it at checkout. Born Pretty Store offer free shipping worldwide.

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Born Pretty Store 10% discount code TPMW10 – www.bornprettystore.com

* Items provided free of charge for review purposes, however any views are my own honest and unbiased opinions.

See you soon!

Love,

Jo x

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