So today’s post includes a review of some ‘Real Shell Decoration‘* from BornPrettyStore.
At first I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a sticker of a shell or the actual real deal from the sites product description. I can tell you what turned up was definitely the real thing. It’s been shaved super thin and then applied to an adhesive backing. Look at those beautiful colours!
I definitely recommend used a (sharp) craft knife to cut the shell. Scissors just seemed to splinter it and crush it in to tiny pieces, they were also too clumsy for maneuvering correctly. Cutting the shell with a craft knife help to keep it mostly intact as it was a smoother motion, if there was any slight breakage the adhesive backing helped hold the shell together anyway.
The self-adhesiveness is great, as I’m not sure what I’d attach the pieces with. Once applied they do have a slightly rough looking edge, so I decided to hide this with some striping tape. I was worried the shell would stick up and catch horribly on everything but actually it’s pretty flush to my nail, I think the two coats of Seche Vite helped smooth it off.
I did notice BPS suggests the shell to be used in acrylic nails, and I can understand why. I think it would maybe have more potential as it could be layered in to the acrylic and would be completely flat and be used with more 3D elements. But I tried my best, I think it’s got quite a classy feel.
I absolutely love how the shell has loads of different patterns, it’s so beautiful and irridescent! It makes each nail way more interesting, so which is your favourite? I think mines is the index finger.
I enjoyed using the shell that much, I wanted to use it again in a different style. This time I went for triangles on a light base and it gives off quite a sci-fi feel don’t you think. Like a shifting cloud storm on an alien plant or something.
Again just look at those colours – greens, blues, silvers, purples, browns – beautiful! Which look did you prefer?
The shell comes in nine different colour options (amazing right?!), the one I have been using is option #4. If you fancy ordering this product or anything else from BornPrettyStore, use my code ‘AZYW10’ to get 10% all full priced items upon checking out, and remember free delivery!