Items provided for review. All opinions are my own.
I am so sorry about the photo quality in this post. I am still taking pictures with my phone and it is being temperamental today.
I’ve read pretty negative things about the full nail decals from the Born Pretty Store. Regardless, I thought I’d try out a different type. They are not water decals but nail stickers. Maybe if I just peeled and stuck these would work better.
I chose a set of very cute plaid designs from the website.
Well, unfortunately that is the only good thing I can say about these. That and the cuticle pusher and nail file are nice little additions.
Initial Thoughts: There are only six stickers, theoretically for each hand and the sizes are just huge. Check it out below.The best fit for my thumb was the third largest! For my third finger, the smallest. I figured these would be best used for accent nails.
Each set comes in their own plastic wrap, with a plastic coating to protect them from drying out. They, plus the two nail tools, were shoved into a plastic packet that arrived relatively wrinkled.
I assumed, as stickers, all I needed to do was pull the image from the backing and stick it on the nail. Nope! In an attempt to take them off, I ended up scratching off the image in slivers.
Maybe they are like water decals and had to be wet to come off the backing. Yes! I wet a cotton ball and pressed it to the back of the image. The water seeped through and loosened the glue. This worked well and the images came off nicely except if I missed an edge, then the image ripped.
Unfortunately, once it was wet, the sticker lost it’s adhesiveness. I applied base coat before applying the sticker and it totally disintegrated. If the image didn’t melt then it just creased. It looked like a three year old tried to glue it on to my fingers.
Those major holes are not from stretching the image over my nail or moving it around. They are from just gently pressing down! The sticker itself was rather flimsy so I didn’t even attempt the above and it turns out they were more flimsy than I thought! I had more success with my middle finger. I waited for the base coat to become more dry than tacky but the result was still not very pretty.
I will keep these decals and maybe try to use them as accents. The sizing is so off there is no way I could use these on all my nails. It stretched my patience to apply these. For these two nails, I wasted nearly 6 decals (out of the twelve provided)!
Even though these stickers were a bust I still think BPS has some great individual images. From my experience they do not crease and base/top coat do not destroy them. Better yet, you can usually find them on sale! Check out the huge assortment on their website, linked here. Born Pretty has a wide assortment of nail accessories for a really good price and they offer worldwide free shipping.
And, don’t forget to use my 10% off coupon code below!
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.