So I wasn’t up for painting anything on my nails today, so opted for some ‘tribal water decals‘* from BornPrettyStore. They’re very easy to use, I actually reviewed them fully here and applied them to a darker base. This time round I thought I would go for a super punchy teal/blue from Barry M called ‘Guava’ for a more summery vibe.
So I was super happy to receive a sheet of these ‘Tribal Pattern Water Decals’* from BornPrettyStore to review. Why? Well because BPS decals are so easy to use; cut out the decal you want, dip it into water for 10seconds(ish), slide the pattern off the backing paper on to your nail, dab off any extra water, top coat it all and ta-da!
The sheet is pretty large and contains plenty of decals to do several hands worth of designs. The fact it includes ikat patterns, Indian head dresses and dream catchers makes it great value – you’re getting variety rather than a lot of the same thing which can be dull!
The sheet is available in three different colour options, all of which I would say are perfect for this time of year. Everyone’s dressing in cozy autumn/winter jumpers so it made an excellent match for brown. I hope it doesn’t look like a smelly, itchy blanket as I was going for snugly… I do also realise it’s some peoples summer, so if it’s your summer I suppose you could brighten them up with a neon base or something. So actually it’s suitable for all the seasons!
I decided to customize my look by adding a gold border – I think it brings out the pattern! I bet there’s loads of different looks you could get by using these water decals, have you used them before? I would love to see your look. If you fancy trying them, my code ‘AZYW10’ will give you 10% off full priced items when you’re at the checkout of BornPrettyStore.
I was lazy with my gradient, I just painted on top of the other colour. It didn’t turn out that bad, but you can see where my brush bristles have dragged the colour.
My black nail varnish is really gloopy at the moment and I haven’t had a chance to replace it. Hence why I ended up using purple, I think it makes a nice alternative and gives it a more summery feel. (Also kind of like Easter eggs?)
My mum wanted her nails painted, so I chose my colours and just started painting. I ended up spewing this out, it has a sort of tribally, almost zebra printy vibe going on.
Verdict: Not my best.
Kind of reminds me of an electronic chipboard or something! The more I looked at this colour combination, the less I liked it. And my lines, why are they so wiggly? I didn’t even notice how bad they were until I looked at the picture. Oh well!
(I’m also so tired of calling everything ‘aztec’. It doesn’t even look anything like Aztec Designs! Really bad habit.)