03/04/2016

♥ Easy Spring Manicures with Born Pretty Store ♥


When a new season comes, I tend to change my nail polish habits and I am drawn to different types of colours depending on the time of the year. Obviously, I'm getting back to my pastels and light shades at the moment, these are my favourite colours so I'm glad it's finally time to wear them again! To celebrate that spring spirit, Born Pretty Store have kindly sent me new products to try. I chose them all myself, and I decided to go for two things - nail accessories that I've never tried before (but that's for another post!), fun nail polishes and floral stickers. Today, I'll be showing you how you can use stickers to create cute and easy manicures that will totally rock the spring theme that's everywhere at the minute. You don't need much: a nail polish, a sheet of stickers and you're reading to go! Here are the two manicures I've been wearing recently, I hope you like them!

LILAC & LIBERTY


For this first manicure, I used two products from Born Pretty Store. I went for a lilac nail polish because it is a great colour to use in the springtime. However, this is not your average lilac polish - this one is a Thermal Nail Polish! Yes, it changes colour depending on the temperature. I know this is not necessarily a useful feature, but I wanted to see if this actually worked. And it does! The colour goes from a really pretty lilac when your hands are cold, to a dark purple as it reacts to warmth. I had more fun that I'd like to admit putting my hands in cold and hot water to see the colour change! In the last photo, you can see the beautiful gradient effect that appears sometimes. As my hands are cold most of the time, the colour that prevailed was the beautiful lilac - which is also my favourite so that's cool.
On my ring finger, I've put some Floral Nail Stickers. This print is lovely, it almost looks like a watercolour. Nail stickers are my favourite nail art accessory, because they are so quick and easy to apply. I'm not an artsy person so I wouldn't really be able to draw on my nails with tools etc., this is the best solution for me when I want to do something a little different but without too much hastle! I thought that these flowers matched the lilac nail polish quite well, and I'm glad of the simple - yet cute - result.

Green N' Roses


I am quite proud of the name I gave to this mani, haha. ;)
For this second one I went for something quite different in the spirit and the shades I used. Spring means that flowers are blossoming again, so what's better to celebrate Nature than wearing it on your nails? This gorgeous green is the Gargantuan Green Grape from O.P.I. It is not quite a mint green shade, it has a vibrant undertone that makes it stand out more than a pastel shade. The only thing that I don't like about this nail polish is that it is very sheer, so you'll have to build it up a lot to have an opaque result. Here, I am wearing three coats - and you can still see some sheer areas on the nails. That's a pity because the shade itself is beautiful and I haven't seen anything similar in other brands!
On my ring finger and on my thumb, I am wearing Red Rose Nail Stickers. This pattern is my favourite, I fell in love as soon as I saw it on the website and the real life result didn't disappoint! Have you ever seen a pattern more springy that that?
You could wear it with pastel pink nail polish as well, or even with white nail polish, so that the roses stand out even more on the plain manicure. It is a very versatile set of stickers, and it is super cheap as well so everything's good!

So here are the two manicures I have for you today. I wanted to focus on creating manicures only working with nail stickers, to show you how easily you can change up the way you wear your nail polish. You don't need lots of tools and specific nail polishes to have fun with nail art!

Have you ever tried nail stickers? What colours do you wear the most on your nails during the springtime?
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20 comments:

  1. Both these manicures are very pretty. I love the watercolour effect of the first one, and the pattern on the second one.
    I like bright colours and pastels during spring as well. They sort of fit to the weather.
    I've never used nail stickers. Are they very easy to use? I might try them sometime.
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Thanks Mona! Nail stickers are super easy to use, if you can find cheap ones try them - there are many beautiful patterns available now, you'll see how quick they are to apply! xx

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  2. When I first saw the thermal nail polish effect, I thought you had ombre nails. Thermal nail polish idea is actually cool, I'd probably keep changing the colour, hot&cold ha ha! I haven't tried nail stickers before, I don't think I'd be able to apply them properly. I am really bad at things like that :) Floral one looks pretty. x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It's true it could have been an ombre effect! Yeah it's just too tempting to keep changing the colour just to see it work :P I'm sure you'd get used to nail stickers if you gave them a go! xx

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  3. So pretty! :) I definitely need to try these because I'm terrible at painting my nails!

    Julia
    http://www.thephillyphotoblog.com/

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    1. Well then nail stickers would make it super easy for you to do your nails! :) xx

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  4. Wow, these are cute stuffs! I like floral prints and it's a nice accessory to put on :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  6. Your nails are amazing, lovely post!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Annika, glad you like them! xx

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  7. These nail stickers look adorable, I really like that you've not just put them on every nail, it looks more delicate how you've used just one or two as accent nails. I'm loving the floral with the OPI green, very spring-appropriate! xx

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    1. Yes I'm not fan of prints in all of the nails because it can easily look too much and a bit tacky. The green manicure looks very appropriate right now it's true :D xx

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  8. These are so pretty and perfect for spring! I love how you teamed the polish with the nail wraps, the shades compliment it so well :D I love them both but my favourite has to be Green n' Roses, it has such a shabby chic feel! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I didn't think about shabby chic to describe that manicure, but it does look a bit like that trend! :D xx

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  9. beautiful nail wraps indeed, they look very nice on your nails :)

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