Summer's not over YET!

Okay well summer is coming to an end because this morning's gorgeous sweater weather and hot apple cider that I got is proof. Yet I can't seem to let summer go JUST YET. So to try to stretch it out I did an underwater themed manicure.

I got these starfish water decals from Born Pretty. I was debating on the mermaids or the starfish and went with the starfish because the mermaid decals looked way to big to fit my nails.

I have never in my life used decals ever so this was a first experience for me. When I tell you that I didn't know how to use it... *sigh... it got to the point that my boyfriend helped me and got it on before I did and I almost just quit lol

Directions (from Born Pretty Website):
1.Trim, clean and polish the fingernails; paint the background coior on the fingernails and dry it out.
2. Remove the film of product,cut out the patter and plunge it into water 10-20 seconds.
3. Moisten the fingernails, stick the patter in position.
4. Sop up the water with a paper towel and blow dry.
5. Cap with clear nail polish and blow dry.

Sounds simple enough. So I did the usual with my nails and then put 2 coats of Picture Polish Ocean, as show in the first photo. My first mistake was that I didn't remove the plastic film thinking that the plastic film the directions were referring to was the plastic package it came from x.x THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT! Learning from my mistakes >.>

This is how it came off after SUPER CAREFULLY pulling the plastic away. AGAIN THIS IS NOT THE PROPER WAY. I WASN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION X.X

Second time around... I REMOVED the correct protective film. I turned on the flash so you can see that I removed it. As you can see I had many failed attempts LOL

Next you soak it in water for 10-20 seconds. Usually I rub the decal between my fingers in the water till this happens.

After that then I proceeded to stick it on my finger and I made a short video to try it out (video wise). If it's a bit blurry I apologize but you can see how I applied it.

I did it! So After realizing the proper way to do it I started putting them all over my nails. This is the final product as per my left hand. I was very very happy and content with how it came out. Then I did the same with my right hand.

For my right hand I decided to use the Shell decals from my last post and some pearls. I kinda wish that I thought of that first because I think my right hand is prettier LOL.

Here's a less blurry photo.

What did you girls think? I had a lot of fun learning how to use these as well as a good bonding experience with my boyfriend since he gets curious when I start using new tools for nail stuffs. I'm definitely in love with these decals and I'll be purchasing more since they're so much easier than stamping (a skill I have yet to master T^T)

You can find these starfish water decals and other nail art products from Born Pretty Store you can visit their website by clicking here, or the coupon below! Use the code 'TM10K31' to get 10% off your entire purchase.

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