BornPrettyStore Review - Water Decals - Cath Kidston Inspired Manicure

BornPrettyStore is an online store that sells all kinds of nail and nail art products directly from Asia at very low prices. A lot of nail art fans like to buy things directly from Asia because the prices are very good, but you never know who you are buying from when you buy on eBay, so many girls buy from BornPrettyStore. I was very happy when they sent me some water decals to review!

They also gave me a coupon code: KRX31 gets you 10% off and free shipping.

On the Born Pretty site, these are called "4Patterns Newly Gorgeous Colored Floral Patterned Nail Art Water Decals Transfers Sticker." I used the top right decals for this mani.

BornPrettyStore Water Decals
In case you are not familiar with water decals, they are stickers that come with a paper backing. You cut them apart, dip them in water to get them off the backing and then put them on your nails. These are different from the decals sold in the drugstore in the U.S., like Sally Hansen or other brands. For one thing, those are much more expensive. Sometimes they are $10 for one set. I don't buy them very often because I don't want to pay that much for one manicure. These were only $2.88 for all four sets! The application process is different as well.
Getting Started
With these water decals, first you should paint your nails underneath, according to the instructions. Actually, these are full nail decals, so maybe this step was not necessary. But these beautiful roses reminded me of Cath Kidston designs, and I wanted to do something creative. So I painted my nails with China Glaze For Audrey first and then used the decals on top.

Cath Kidston Inspired Mani
On this manicure, the pinky finger and the middle finger have the full nail decal applied. On the other fingers, I cut out the flowers to make a design so the blue color showed through on the background. I really like how this turned out! I can't paint pretty designs like this on my nails, and these are more detailed than the decals you can buy in the drugstore in the U.S., not to mention the price is so much better. They also sell rose stickers that you wouldn't have to cut out, along with many other designs of water decals on the site.

Before I became a BornPrettyStore affiliate, I did an order myself to see how the customer service was. You never know when you are buying things online at very cheap prices. My order arrived just fine and everything was as described. Please note that because they ship directly from Asia, shipping times are longer than if you purchase from within the U.S. It took a few weeks to get my order. But to me, that is OK because I am getting great deals. I only ordered a few things because I wasn't sure if they were a good store yet, but next time, I will think about my whole list of items and stock up since I can't expect to get the items very quickly.