Birds Of A Feather Manicure

After I was suggested by the lovely Alice from the Born Pretty Store to be sent some items to test out, I actually had to remind myself what the Born Pretty Store is all about. I know that I’ve heard of them, I saw some nice reviews of the nail polishes they carry but I had to have a snoop around before I knew what was I saying yes to. Oh my. That page, that store is a beauty junkie heaven. I’m sure that you’re all more informed about them than I was (shame on me) so I won’t nag about all the lovely things they stock. My eyes were mostly peeled out for the nail art section although I’m discovering new bits and bobs every day when I browse. Anyway, after some page turning I decided to try their Feather Nail Art Water Decals Transfer Stickers*, among other things. I just think that feathers are beautiful on nails but there was no way I’d be able to paint them myself. These stickers and water decals seemed to be a perfect way to get a feather as ruffly as possible, with all the tiny details. The thing was – I had no idea how to use these stickers. I was quite nervous when they arrived but I was actually surprised to see how easy they’re actually to apply. 

Na prijedlog ljubazne Alice iz Born Pretty Store da mi posalje neke stvarcice na recenziranje, morala sam se prvo podsjetiti sto je to uopste Born Pretty Store. Znam da sam cula za njih, po netu sam vidjela par recenzija njihovih lakova za nokte no morala sam prvo da malo bacim pogled na njihovu stranicu prije nego pristanem na bilo sto. Oho-ho! Ta stranica, taj online shop je raj za svakog beauty zaljubljenika. Sigurna sam kako i vise znate od mene o ovom online prodavacu (sada me malo sram sto nisam bolje informirana) tako da vas necu gnjaviti time sto sve mozete kod njih pronaci. Moje oci su najvise zastale na odjelu za ukrasavanje noktica iako pocinjem otkrivati jos zanimljivih i potencijalno kupovine vrijednih stvarcica. Nakon sto sam malo bolje pregledala stranicu, medju ostalim stvarima, privukle su me ove naljepnice u obliku peruski koje se koriste u kontaktu sa vodom*. Mislim kako je oblik perja jako lijep detalj za svaki manikir no potpuno sam bila svjesna cinjenice da toliko detaljno ocrtane peruske svojim prsticima nikada necu iscrtati. Ove naljepnice su mi se ucinile kao idealan nacin da imam tako lijepo, skoro savrseno nacrtane peruske na nokticima. Jedini problem je bio u tome sto sa takvim naljepnicama nisam imala prethodnog iskustva. Kada su mi stigle malo sam se unervozila no na kraju sam se strasno iznenadila koliko ih je jednostavno koristiti.

These Feather Nail Art Water Decals Transfer Stickers* came in a protective sachet and the cardboard surface which holds all the feather stickers is pretty much protected with the outer packaging. You get 10x black feathers in different sizes and 10x of white feathers, also small to big dimensions. Thank goodness that they have instructions shown on the back of the packaging about how to apply them. Firstly, I cleaned, buffed and oiled-up my nails. Then, to clean and dry nails, I applied three coats of Essie Lapiz of Luxury. It’s the most gorgeous ocean blue shade I’ve ever seen! It’s so, so dreamy and creamy (I had to rhyme on this one) – it’s such an alluring azure and soft blue. It reminds me of the summer skies, sparkling sea and the sea breeze on my skin, carrying pieces of my hair along. It’s satisfying as a soft blue cotton candy. Yum! I think that this nail polish is the dream of every Piscean in the world. It’s shimmer-free, very creamy but a tad sheer – although it applies evenly. You could even get away with two coats but my camera doesn’t forgive any flaws so I had to apply three for a sublime effect. 

Naljepnice u obliku peruski koje se koriste u kontaktu sa vodom* su dosle zapakovane u zastitnoj kesici i taj list tankog kartona na kojem se naljepnice nalaze je uopsteno solidno zasticen vanjskom ambalazom. Dobijete 10 komada crnih peruski razlicitih velicina kao i 10 komada bijelih peruski, od manjih ka vecim. Svom srecom su instrukcije kako ih nanijeti bile zapisane na poledjini pakovanja, inace bih bila izgubljena. Prije svega, pripremila sam nokte tako sto sam ih ocistila, oblikovala, isturpijala i nahranila ih njegujucim uljem. Potom sam na suhe i ciste nokte nanijela tri sloja laka Essie Lapiz of Luxury. To je najljepsi plavi lak za nokte koji sam ikada, ikada vidjela! Toliko je jedna sanjarska dusica, tako kremast i fantasticne njezno azurne nijanse. Podsjeca me na plavetnilo neba ljeti, okean koji svjetluca pod suncem i morski povjetarac koji miluje po licu, noseci pramen moje kose. Na mene iz nekog razloga ovaj lak djeluje tako pozitivno i usporedila bih osjecaj srece sa secernom vunom plave boje koja izmami osmijeh na lice. Mislim da je ovaj lak san snova za svaku horoskopsku Ribu. Ne sadrzi shimmer, kremast je i blago je providan ali se nanosi ravnomjerno. Mogle bi nanijeti dva sloja bez da primjetite neke nepravilnosti no kamera ne oprasta tako da sam ja nanijela tri sloja.

After I’ve let my freshly painted nails dry (and this shade in particular dries extremely fast), I’ve prepared a small bowl of warm water. I’ve cut out one feather at a time. I placed one feather into the water, waited for 20 seconds, dipped the nail I want to adorn with the feather inside the water and then quickly applied the feather sticker on the nail. Now, there is no protective foil over the cardboard or the feather stickers so when you place them in water, stickers loosen up and are easily moved with fingers from the base and onto the nails. Than you move them a bit with fingers to position them, pat dry with a towel and blow dry. After I’ve done the same with all the feather stickers on my ten digits, I’ve applied a layer of my favorite top coat – Revelique Base & Top Coat. Voilà! It’s actually so easy to do and the results are amazing. I think that I’m in love and this is the most interesting and fun thing I’ve done with my nails in months. Have I mentioned that Feather Nail Art Water Decals Transfer Stickers* cost only $0.88? A bargain! I’ll be purchasing sooo many of these soon because the delivery is free. I’ll even use my own code that I was given and if you liked how my attempt with the Born Pretty water nail decals turned out – feel free to use my 10% off code as well (SQX31). I’m beyond happy with how this turned out. Did you like it and do you want to see more?

Nakon sto su se svjeze nalakirani noktici osusili (a ova se nijansa stvarno brzo susi), pripremila sam manju posudicu i u nju usula toplu vodu. Izrezala sam pero po pero, prije nego sam ih upotrijebila. Jednu izrezanu naljepnicu peruske sam stavila u toplu vodu i tu je ostavila 20 sekundi. Potom sam bucnula nokat na koji sam je zeljela zalijepiti i brzo sam nanijela naljepnicu na njega. Samo da znate kako preko ovih naljepnica tj. tog kartona na kojem se nalaze nema nikakvih folija. Kada izrezete naljepnicu i stavite je na kratko u vodu, ona se olabavi od podloge i lako je mokrim prstom pomjeriti i staviti na nokat. Nakon sto namjestite poziciju naljepnice na noktu, blago utapkate peskir preko nokta kako bi odstranile visak vode. Nakon sto sam na taj nacin stavila po jednu perusku na svaki nokat, uzela sam fen i njime dodatno posusila naljepnice. Poslije toga sam nanijela sloj meni najdrazeg nadlaka – Revelique Base & Top Coat. Voilà! Bilo je toliko jednostavno vjerujte mi na rijec a rezultati su mi se jako dopali. Mislim da je ovo nesto najzabavnije sto sam uradila sa noktima posljednjih mjeseci. Da li sam spomenula kako ove peruska naljepnice* kostaju samo 1,20KM? Nevjerovatno koliko su pristupacne. Ja cu sebi kupiti dosta ovakvih naljepnica razlicitih oblika posto je dostava besplatna za svakoga, gdje god se nalazili u svijetu. Cak sam u iskusenju da budem zloca i iskoristim vlastiti kupon za popust od 10% (SQX31). Ukoliko zelite nesto naruciti kod njih, slobodno ga i vi iskoristite – pogotovo je zgodan ako narucujete nesto sto kosta vise od dvije-tri markice. Da li vam se dopada manikir i da li bi zeljele vidjeti jos ovakvih postova?

*PR sample

14 Comments

    • Mart 8, 2014 / 3:50 am

      So glad you like how it turned out! My first time with water decals, awww goes into the memory lane straight away! 😀

  1. Anonymous
    Mart 7, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Divno! 🙂 😉 Bas su jeftine peruskice, super manikir. Naravno da zelimo jos ovakvih postova. 😀 :*

  2. Mart 8, 2014 / 12:00 am

    Lak je predivan sam po sebi, a još s ovim percima, izgleda fantastično! Nisam još nikad isprobala takve naljepnice koje se koriste s vodom, mislim da ću baciti oko na njihovu stranicu! Svakako glasam za još ovakvih postova 🙂

    • Mart 8, 2014 / 4:00 am

      Lak je bas super, meni je Essie skinuo OP u svakom pogledu 😀
      Ja sam se prestravila oko tih naljepnica misleci da su tko zna sta ali su u biti prejednostavne. Ici ce jos ovih manikira, imam trenutno materijal za njih a i naruciti cu nove patterne pa cemo se igrati :))) ♥

  3. Mart 8, 2014 / 2:35 am

    I like yoyr wonderul designs.
    People who are interested in reviewing our nail art items please feel free to contact me blog@bornprettystore.com
    You can also follow us on Tumblr:bornpretty2014
    Our online store:www.bornprettystore.com

    • Mart 8, 2014 / 4:01 am

      There you go, I love how generous you are Alice and I am really glad you like what I did with the feather decals.

  4. coco
    Mart 8, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Bas simpaticna manikura. Nikad nisam radila sa tim naljepnicama, jedino sa Konad pecatima. Lijepo iskustvo ali treba se tu podosta potruditi tj. uloziti malo vise vremena i truda. Ali za ponekad-why not :))

    • Mart 10, 2014 / 4:44 pm

      Ja ni sa pecatima nisam prije radila ali ovih dana hocu pa mi drzi fige da to pristojno ispadne :)))
      Nisu ni ove naljepnice zahtjevne, savladala sam ih vec od prvog puta a smoto sam 😀

  5. Mart 10, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    I love how you combined white and black feathers. And blue polish is just gorgeous. <3

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