Monday, September 29, 2014

Born Pretty Store Studs: Understated Elegance.

Evening Guys!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Today I have another set of studs to show off from Born Pretty Store for you guys. These studs are super girly, and so incredibly unique, I don't have anything else even slightly similar to these in my collection!


These 2mm-5mm Delicate Water Dropping Heart Rhinestones are incredibly elegant, and perfect to dress up any nail look. They retail for $3.30 for a pack of 350, and since Born Pretty Store offers free international shipping, these studs are a great piece to add to anyone's collection.


Another shot outside of the stud wheel to show off the amazing reflective duo-chrome nature of these beauties! 




I decided to use the white heart studs from this wheel, and although my light box dulls that reflective colour change somewhat you can still see it a bit in the photos. I promise though,  that duo-chrome effect shows up beautifully in person!  I decided to keep things incredibly simple, using nothing but a satin finish black as my base so that I could really let these studs speak for themselves on just how pretty they are. I love that although this look is simple, the heart studs make it look so elegant, and would be perfect for an evening out, or any kind formal event. 

These studs are a bit larger than studs I am used to using, but they are still incredibly easy to place, and I put them on the same way I always do with studs. I started with my base polish, and when it was mostly dry to the touch I took an orangewood stick and dipped it into  the top coat, I then placed a small dot on my nail where I wanted the stud to go. I then took that same orangewood stick and picked up the heart and placed it over the dot of top coat on my nail. I wanted to ensure that these studs were firmly in place so I sealed them in with a wax effect top coat that way it would keep the satin effect on my nails. After that was mostly dry, I took the orangewood stick and dipped it into the normal glossy top coat and placed that only onto the top of the stud. That way the stud was shiny and the nails weren't. You could also do this a bit faster, by simply using nail glue to adhere the studs, thus removing the need to seal it in with top coat, however since I change my nails so often I much prefer top coat, since it is much easier to remove. 

 I am always a fan of understated elegance, and thus am really digging this look. I am incredibly happy to add these studs to my collection and can see myself using them often. You can pick up a set of these studs here, or search item #16281. Don't forget to use my code AFLW10 for 10% off your purchase! Also,  while you are shopping don't forget to check out Born Pretty Store's  newly released set of stamping plates.  Alright, guys and gals, I think that covers it all for today, till next time Kittens! <3

**Studs were sent for review, however all opinions are my own.** To see more information please see my disclosure policy.

No comments:

Post a Comment