Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review: Butterfly sequin nail decals

Hello hello :) Born Pretty Store also offered me the chance to try out another new product, which are some gold butterfly sequins that can be used for nail art. According to them, there are 1000 pieces in the little bag. I totally have not counted (hello there, mountain of uni assignments!) but there are so many they'll last you a lifetime :) I decided to put together a skittled nail art manicure for this look.

Pinky: Two coats of Eclipse #706 Bikini blue and sponged the tips with Hello Kitty Golden girl
Ring: Two coats of Bikini blue and layered with two coats of China Glaze Atlantis
Middle: Two coats of Bikini blue and stamped with Ulta3 lily white and fauxnad plate m65. I used the double sided stamper for this as my old one is slightly too small for full images.
Index: Two coats of Australis Blackmail and dotted with Bikini blue
Thumb: Two coats of Bikini blue and sponged with Golden girl. The butterfly sequin was applied with lots of topcoat to ensure the edges didn't stick up and get caught in everything!

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the blues-polka dot, flowers, butterflies and glitter2

the blues-polka dot, flowers, butterflies and glitter3

At first, I was afraid that the butterfly sequins would get caught in clothes, hair, and all sorts of other things but I piled on the top coat layers and it's been fine after two days of hard wear. I'm pretty pleased with it, that's for sure! Also, I love that that I now have another stamper to use, looking forward to trying some mirror stamping!

Born Pretty Store offers free shipping on all purchases aaaand you can also use my discount code PIJ61 for a further 10% off your total!

I had the cutest question from work by one of the children when they saw my nails - a little boy asked me how I made the blue dots and surrounded it with black nail polish. So cuuuuuuuute! ♥ Of course, a well informed little girl explained that I applied the black nail polish before doing the dots. Future nail artist there, ladies :D

Phew, what a long post! What do you think of this mani? :P

Thanks for reading!
Products provided for consideration.


  1. this is a way cute mani!

  2. Oh, thank you Kristy! :)

  3. Very complimentary skittles - I like the blue and gold the best))

  4. Thank you Natalia! The pinky and thumb are my favourite nails too ^^

  5. I always love your skittles manis, they're so inspirational. The butterfly sequin is cute! I'd be afraid of it catching, too, but if it doesn't that's awesome.

  6. Beautiful. Check out my nail blog

  7. Thank you so much Frances! I was afraid of it getting caught on everything too, but the multiple topcoats helped :)


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