Monday, September 29, 2014

Manicure Monday: Born Pretty DIY Nail Art Stencil in ID 5739

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I am fortunate to work with Born Pretty Store. I received some nail art products.

For this post, I will focus on the nail art stencils on the left.
Product Review: Born Pretty 4pcs DIY Nail Art Stencil item ID 5739

Where to purchase: online at bornprettystore.com
Price: $3.09

Description from the website:
Specification:
Quantity: 11pcs/pattern, 5 patterns/series, 55 pcs in total
Patter: Series A or Series B

Package Contents:
44 pcs Nail Art Stencil Easy and Fast DIY Cute Heart Star Skull Butterfly Pattern

Feature:
100% new retail
Very easy to use, use this stencil to print patterns on your nails.
Polish a kind of base color polish on your nail, then stick this stencil on, and polish another color, then the pattern is printed on your nails.
Fast to use and kinds of patterns suit for your style.
Regular nail polish is available for this.
Thoughts: When I first saw this on the website, I was intrigued. I have never heard of a nail art stencil. For that reason, I thought it wouldn't hurt to try the product out. I ended up choosing Series A.
Here's a closer picture of the butterfly stencil.
A closer picture but I have no idea what the pattern is.
Here's another pattern I have no idea what it is called.
Here's a closer picture of the last pattern, skull.
On the back of each stencil, there's instructions on the back.
I peeled the stencil and applied it where I wanted it to be.
On top of the stencil, I applied another nail polish color.
Here's the overall look after the polishes dried. I applied Orly Calcium Shield Basecoat. Then 2 coats of OPI in I have a Herring Problem on all my nails except the ring finger. On the ring finger, I applied 2 coats of Milani in Black Magic. Then I applied the stencil on my ringer finger and topped it with 2 coats of L.A. Colors in Live. Then I steal the polishes with Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat.

I also did another look last week with the stencils.
I used the butterflies. You can check out my Manicure Monday: Sinful Colors in Verbena.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, it wasn't what I expected. To be honest, I thought it was some plastic that's flexible that you lay (not stick) on your nails. Then you apply nail polish on top. I'm actually glad it wasn't. Now that I think about it if it was some plastic that doesn't stick on my nails, I can see myself make a lot of mistakes. For one thing, it'll move while painting. That'll be a big no no. Basically, my imagination went wild and I'm so glad I was wrong! Secondly, the stencils are really easy to use. You just peel it off the backing. You might want to stick it couple of times on your skin to make it less sticky. Trust me the first time I applied it onto the nail polish, it was extremely hard to remove. It started to break apart and some parts of the stencil stuck onto the nail polish. Apply the stencil on the desired spot and then paint your desired nail polish color. It said to peal the stencil off immediately. I tried that and it didn't work for me. I actually applied top coat on top and then peeled it off. Then I applied another top coat on top of the whole nail. That worked better for me. If you find another method, please tell me. I would love to know! With that said, I found the hardest part peeling the stencil off. For some reason, it would always break even if I peeled it off slowly. Lastly, it lasts until the polishes chip in that area.

Pros:
* Comes in a variety of styles.
* Comes in different sizes.
* Easy to apply.
* Long lasting.

Cons:
* Hard to find in stores.
* Stencils break while peeling.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Born Pretty nail art products I reviewed/swatch:


Born Pretty Store was kind enough to give me a code, "ALL91", for my readers. You get 10% off any purchase. I am not affiliated with this website. I will not get paid if you use the code. I do promise you though if more than 10 readers use this code, they will sponsor a giveaway or contest on my blog. I do not benefit from the giveaway/contest. It's all for my readers!

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

7 comments:

Marianna De Luca said...

Love them! :)




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Lucie said...

The idea of nail art stencil is pretty cool! I've never tried it. But the quality of these ones doesn't seem really good..

Sachi said...

They are cute! For the price too they seem like a good value, even if they are not perfect.

Ahleessa said...

They're not perfect but I still think it's worth it! It's fun having different designs or at least I think so. :)

Ahleessa said...

I never knew nail stencils existed until this. Even though I wasn't gentle, I still think it's worth it.

Ahleessa said...

Thanks!

Kim A. said...

I like the black and grey combination. Looks good!
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