I recently had a chance to play around with some Born Pretty Store nail studs in 2 different styles, black stud rhinestones and silver star studs. The stars were by far my favorite, but they were both easy to use.
Silver Star Studs
The silver star studs are pretty self explanatory. They are small silver stars. I’m not a hugely imaginative person when it comes to nail art, but I am trying to push myself to do more and more. Here is what I came up with…
Shooting stars! I painted my nails black with Mentality Rascal, then I did random swipes of Mentality Pinnacle for the shimmery effect, placed a Born Pretty Store silver star stud at the end of the shimmer (I secured it in place with top coat). For the pinkie I painted the entire nail with Pinnacle and placed a star right in the center.
Of the 2 mani’s I did, this was by FAR my favorite!
Black Stud Rhinestones
The black stud rhinestones are 1.5 mm and they are small, but not too small. I had so many ideas for these and none were panning out. At all. Not because of the studs, but because I am a klutz.
For this manicure I painted my nails with Mentality Rascal and then did a stripe down each nail using Mentality Tough. I top coated with Mentality Fab and then added 4 black stud rhinestones down the center stripe. I did 6 manicures using these studs, and this was my favorite of the 6.
To place I used a dotting tool, dipped the end into a little top coat and “grabbed” the top of the stud and gently laid it down in place on the nail (top coat on nail was still tacky so it would stick). I was able to complete the studs quickly like this.
I was quite please with my first experience with Born Pretty Store! The studs worked well, and hopefully in time I will get a little more creative when it comes to nail art. The stars were my favorite, and I immediately had a shooting star mani in mind for them!
Star Studs: $5.84 per bag
Black Stud Rhinestones: $5.84 per bag
Where to Buy: Born Pretty Store
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