Monday, November 21, 2011

Recent NOTD: Miyo Princess Plus Water Decals

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.


  1. Love the mani...and very creative way to use the decals!

  2. That is so awesome! Decals I like - I find they are usually easy enough for even me to manage, so when I do want to attempt something fancier than two coats of basic polish, that's what I go for. Those are really pretty, and I love that you put them on the nail vertically.

  3. Oh this is a super cute mani, I like what you did with the decalts :)

  4. These are really cool-am looking past the pink-but am loving the decals and the way you used them!!!

  5. that polish is very pretty. I like it! It is subtle but still interesting.

    I have never seen those decals before. I have to go back and look. I love water decals! I like them vertically.

    Hmmm thinking ahead I bet they would make a great Easter mani if you used pastel colors you could make it look Easter egg like.

  6. I love the manicure! I really like the way you used both the nail polish and the decals, very lovely, classic and elegant ^__^

  7. I'm not a really big fan of decals, but they look great vertically!

  8. Very pretty color! I swatched something similar to this today and thought "this is the only light color I have in my untrieds bin..." LOL

    The decals looks great, too!

  9. I don't really like these transparent polishes but this one looks great with these made the whole look! :)

  10. Hi Karen, how are you doing?
    These decals are fun!
    I just received my first award and wanted to pass in on to you because I really like your blog! It's the Versatile Blogger Award. You can chack out the info on my latest post :)

  11. That is super cute! I love the gorgeous lace decals =)

  12. =O This is so pretty!!! Thank you for sharing!


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