BPS: Stars and Studs


Today I have a quick review/nail art for you. I received a few goodies for a Born Pretty Store Review, one of them being some Star Nail decorations.


The stars are a cute streaming arch of stars. On one side, the stars are a cool toned gold and on the other they are a warm bronze.


A word of caution, these will get tangled up, so if you’re not careful you may tear them.


For my look, I applied two coats of ORLY’s in the Navy, a gorgeous deep, almost black, navy blue with super fine cobalt shimmers. I applied two studs at the tip and one star decal by the cuticle near the top of the ring, middle, and pinky finger. For the ring finger I applied one gold stud near the cuticle and a star decal at the tip. With that, you have yourself a very showy and flashy manicure!

Although I love how these decals look…they aren’t great for actual wear. These decals are stiff an don’t adhere to the shape of the nail at all. You’ll have to bend these slightly, however even then the decal may still lift off the nail. This will cause clothes and other things to get snagged on the corners of the star which will either bend or rip the decal off your finger.

The price of these are currently at $0.59 at BornPrettyStore.com, so its not a bad deal if you’d like to have some decals for some artistic nails for your blog or Instagram. However, again, I do warn you about the daily wearability of these. If you do decide to purchase anything from the Born Pretty Store, consider using my coupon code for 10% off: LTLH10 πŸ™‚

Have you tried any of these decals? Where you able to find a trick to make these lay well against the nail?

Thanks for reading! I will see you guys next week πŸ™‚




DISCLAIMER: I receivedΒ a sample in exchange for an honest review & demonstration. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. Thank you!


18 thoughts on “BPS: Stars and Studs

    • Thank you. Hm…That’s a good question, I don’t use soak off gel, so unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to answer πŸ™

    • They really are! Although daily wear is out of the window, I at least can see myself having fun using these for some editorials πŸ˜‰

  1. I love the gold and navy combo, but am especially happy that you mentioned the bad wear on these. I could tell from the swatch that these would be a nightmare as far as snagging on things. They are super cute though!

    • My first attempt to use these looked so terrible! When I tried to flatten it down against the fresh topcoat, it would lift and smear the polish underneath. I gave up knowing I’d never get them to lay cleanly against the nail, so for this look I left the edges free and lifted since I know I’d remove them within a day. At least I’ll always have these pictures haha πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! They have quite a variety of shapes on the site. Next week I hope to post the bow ones I have πŸ™‚

  2. These would be a one night only type of look for me. I love the gold foil look. I have pretty curved nails so i probably would have to bend the stars as well.

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