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Today I have another Born Pretty Store product to share with you. I decided to try some of their Nail Vinyls. I’ve seen nail vinyls everywhere over the past few months but I haven’t tried many myself yet.
To do this nail art, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Once it was dry, I carefully stuck one of the vinyls onto each nail, being sure to press the edges down. I then sponged on a gradient using Essence Let’s Get Lost, Tip Top Grape Dance, and Darling Diva International Woman’s Day before peeling the vinyls back up. Unfortunately, I was impatient with my top coat and ended up with a smeared design.
These vinyls had definite pros and cons. On the good side, they stuck to my curved nails well and had a good level of stickiness. They did create good, clean lines when I pulled them up. I really like the patterns that are available. On the bad side, though, I wasn’t happy with the size of the package or of the individual vinyls. The package comes containing 10 vinyls in 2 different patterns, 5 of each pattern. That means that you can’t do a full manicure with the same pattern on both hands. You’d either have to mix the patterns or just do accent nails. I think it would be better to have 10 of each design – that would also give you a few to practice with 😛
The second problem was that the vinyls themselves were too small for my thumbnail. I had to lay the vinyl over one half of my thumb nail, then carefully cut out individual strips from the excess from my pinkie nail and try to lay them in a way that resembled the pattern on the remainder of my thumbnail. Including just a couple of larger decals per pack would help with this, but this would also be a problem for anyone with very long nails.
I did like the nail art I did with these and I’ll be trying more vinyls in the future – it looks like I need the practice! What do you think?
If you’d like to try these (there are several designs available), they are available here.