For a change of pace from all the glitter and dark colors I've been wearing lately, I decided to go sheer and pink with my nails. I use Miyo Nailed It! in Princess, one of the polishes I got in my swap with Akuma Kanji. This shimmer went on quite nicely; I used two coats and there was no streakiness like sometimes happens with light colors.
Pretty as this was, my short attention span meant I couldn't leave it alone for too long, so a few days later I added some water decals that the Born Pretty nail art store had sent me for review.
I selected a pink and purple design I thought coordinated nicely with the Miyo, then peeled back the protective plastic sheet and snipped out some stripes. (I suppose I could have cut through the plastic as well and then removed it, but that seemed like it would be more fiddly than just cutting the decal sheet.)
I got a surprise when they slid off the backing after I wet them with water; there was a lacy white border I hadn't noticed against the white backing paper. I think these decal stripes were designed to be used as fancy French tips, but I went a different way and put them vertically down the length of my nails. They slid around pretty easily when they were still wet, so I was able to get them mostly straight (though I did tug too hard a couple times and get some tiny rips in the pattern). After they were dry, I sealed them with top coat (OPI RapiDry, which played nicely with the decals). These decals are so thin that once the topcoat was on and dry, I couldn't even feel them when I ran my finger over my nail.
This set of decals is available on the Born Pretty site here, starting at $4.73 for one set with quantity discounts available. Use code KARENDK31 for 10% off.
The water decals used for this entry were provided to me for free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the products for my own use.