Review: Born Pretty Store Nail Stencils

Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

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Hi everyone!

Today I have another review to share with you, for some Born Pretty Store nail stencils. I’ve done two different looks with these, so take a look at both and let me know which you like best! Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

When I opened the parcel, I just loved the look of this. I mean, look at that holo! The stencil itself is gorgeous and the pattern reminded me of bubbles. For my first look, I decided to paint over it to fill the bubbles and peel it off. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

Unfortunately, the only real bubbles I got were those in my too-thick topcoat… sigh! I’m not sure exactly what it is, but this look just didn’t work for me. I had the idea of glittery bubbles but I think maybe if I’d used a creme polish that lay flatter I’d have liked it better – I’m not sure. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

For this look, I started with a base of Elevation The Twinkle in Yeti’s Eye. I applied the stencils on each nail and then sponged on Tip Top Galaxy. I was really impressed with how much glitter I could get by sponging – this glitter topper was easily transformed into full coverage! I peeled off the stencils and added a top coat. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

After seeing the gorgeous holographic effect the stencils themselves had, I wanted to also try a look where I leave the stencils themselves on my nails. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

For this one, I started with a base of LA Girl Black IllusionI then carefully cut the stencil down to size for each nail and stuck it down. I added a topcoat to try and help it stay stuck. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

The stencil sticks well, but I don’t foresee this lasting more than a day looking good. The parts near the tips and edges of the nail could get caught on something too easily. Also, honestly, I didn’t like the way these felt on my nails. This is not unique to these stencils – as cool as striping tape can look when left on the nail, I find it does annoy me. That could just be a personal thing since textured polish doesn’t worry me one bit while I know it can drive some people up the wall – so if you can wear striping tape without a problem, this should work for you! That said, I did like the way this manicure looked a lot more. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store nail stencils

The bubble effect I was going for is there – at least a little – and you can see a bit of the holo as well! Which look do you prefer?

If you’d like to try these out, they’re available here.

  • Annette H

    I could see where you were going with the first Mani. The second Mani would get picked off too quickly for me to bother. It was cute though.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, it didn’t last long.

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    I like how you showed these both ways!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I had to do something with the holo gold of the stencils!

  • Queen of Nails 83

    Thanks for the tip. They look great but stripping tape only lasts a few hours before I’m pulling it off. These are probably not for me 🙁

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, I had to take them off before long.

  • http://teaandnailpolish.com Tea & Nail Polish

    I find most stencils a bit too thick to wear while striping tape doesn’t bother me, but I prefer the second look

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Same here – too bad they annoyed me on the nail.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Same here – too bad they annoyed me on the nail.

  • Cheyenne

    I wasnt a fan of these type stencils. Felt to thick to use as stickers(pretty much like you describe, they caught on stuff) but for a one day mani they could be cute

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, I don’t think I could bear wearing them longer than that, but they do look nice.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, I don’t think I could bear wearing them longer than that, but they do look nice.

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    It looks nice, but I think the thickness would get to me

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, I kinda think I liked it best in the pack!