Happy Friday! Despite my ravaged cuticles (due to neglect thanks to crazy, busy life stuff), I had a lot of fun doing this mani to review a product from Born Pretty Store. First, the product. This is their 12 Colors Rhinestone Acrylic UV Nail Art Kit W/Box & Pen.
One box contains 6 compartments of black rhinestones, and 6 compartments of crystal/clear rhinestones.
I really love the assortment of colors. I do wish that the compartments in the assorted box did not contain more black and crystal/clear rhinestones since you get a whole box of just those. I would have liked to have seen two other colors included instead. Overall, the assortment and number of total rhinestones included is excellent. It is really a deal, priced at $7.59. And you can use coupon code GMG10 to get 10% off (you can always find this in my sidebar...check it out!).
The rhinestones are great quality. And can I say how much I love the boxes! Each compartment is numbered. They are great storage boxes that can be re-used. Love that! And I must say, the wax pencil/picker tool made easy work of picking up and placing the rhinestones. So...on to the mani!
First, a quick explanation. Waaaayyyy back when I was in junior high and high school, I used to love playing around with nail polish. Believe it or not, this was not a very popular practice back then (yes, it was THAT long ago). My favorite go-to mani was to paint my nails to look like dice. No tools, just good old-fashioned patience with bottles of white and black polish. I would occasionally even paint my pinky as a red die (the advent of the accent nail???). Someday, I will go through my old box of pictures from that time to see if I can find one that shows my nails. But for now, you'll just have to take my word for it.
Anyway, when I saw that box half-filled with black rhinestones, I decided to go way back in time to recreate the look using rhinestones. First of all, SO much easier than using polish. Wish I had these...er, um, cough, cough, hack...*mumble* years ago.
I started out with a base of SH Double Duty, and added two coats of SC Snow Me White. Then, using a little dollop of SV, I used the picker tool to pick up and place the black rhinestones. I finished with a coat of SV and BAM...I was transported back in time. Like I said, ignore the cuticles. Sorry about that. Truly trying to get my rear in gear.
This product was sent for review.