Monday, 9 January 2017

Green Holographic Mermaid Mani (Born Pretty Store Review)

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Hi! Today I'm back with another review for Born Pretty Store. This time I have a polish and a set of mermaid scale water decals to share. The polish is from Born Pretty's holographic range, which I believe is new (or I have managed to miss them until now!). I decided on the green shade, as I thought it would pair well with the decals, as shown below. Read on to find out more!

Green Holographic Mermaid Mani @acertainbeccaa

'All Embracing' (item #35876, online here) is a soft yet bright green holographic. The formula is amazing. It is so smooth and easy to apply, and is opaque in just one coat. I added a second out of curiosity and while it deepens the colour slightly, it's so holographic that it's hard to see a difference. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Born Pretty 'All Embracing' @acertainbeccaa
Born Pretty 'All Embracing' @acertainbeccaa

As mentioned previously, I thought the green shade would pair perfectly with the mermaid scale water decals I recieved (item #31133, online here). Here's a quick look at the full sheet before I tried them.

Born Pretty Store Mermaid Water Decals @acertainbeccaa

Incase you aren't sure how to apply water decals, there are instructions on the back of the sheet - cut out your desired pattern, soak in warm water for 10-20 seconds, place onto the nail, and pat dry before topcoating. I did exactly this to create the look below, with varying size pieces of the decals.

Green Holographic Mermaid Mani @acertainbeccaa
Green Holographic Mermaid Mani @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I really love the combination of the two - it looks like my inner mermaid is escaping! I love the polish so much that I need all of the other colours. I was also impressed with the water decals. They are thin enough to gently shape to my nail and move around, while being strong enough not to tear or crumble. I can happily recommend both products!

You can find Born Pretty's online store here.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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25 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeous the perfect combo together. I really need that holo polish 😍 xx

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  2. This is the perfect way of using these decals!

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  3. Stunning, the colours are perfect and the way you customised the decals works so fantastically. Perfect way to showcase polish and decal.

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  4. Wow - these compliment each other so well! :) Love holos!

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  5. I don't think I realized that Born Pretty had such beautiful polishes.

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  6. What a clever way to use those decals! Love it!

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  7. Its safe to say I love this mani, the use of the decals is just perfect!

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  8. This is incredible! You've applied the decals perfectly. Did you get any staining with the green holo polish?

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  9. I'm not a decal fan, but you made me fall in love with this look!! BPS has been killing it with their holos. I need some!!

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  10. This is so fabulous. I love how you used the waterslide decals in such an unexpected way!

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  11. That's something beautiful and I love your creative use of water decals.

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  12. I LOVE this look!! That green holo is really pretty.

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  13. I love this! It's like a mermaid superhero slowly shedding her daytime disguise.

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  14. Very pretty decals! I like this design a lot.

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  15. I love that you paired the water decals with this polish!

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  16. Love that polish so much! It's beautiful.
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

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  17. I've never tried to apply decals. I need to because I have a few different designs that were sent to me through the years. I love the mermaid theme!

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  18. I haven't tried decals before but I have some sitting here. They sound super easy and they look amazing on you!

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  19. I love this manicure! I agree, looks like your inner mermaid is shining through! I have never tried water decals before, but I want to soon!

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  20. This is just gorgeous and such a unique combo idea! I love it!

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  21. ah I love how this turned out! You chose the perfect base

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