Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dots, Heart, Stripes & Cupcake Nail Art

Today I'm showing you another 2 products I got from Born Pretty Store - 15pc Nail Art Design Brush Set and Silver Stripping tape. I didn't have any ideas how to try them out so after a while I decided to do skittles manicure with different patterns so I could try different brushes and tape out.

Here's what I came up with. :$


Nail Tek - Foundation 2
Thumb: OPI - Sparrow me the Drama / 2 coats + White Acrylic Paint &amp + Star Fimo Slice; Longer Liner Brush
 Index: Ciaté - Fun Fair / 2 coats  + Farmasi - 031 + Sparrow me the Drama + Essence - Stamp me! White + Pink 3D Steel Ball Glitter + Pink Rhinestone & Smaller Painting Brush & Longer Liner Brush & Dotting Tool / Cupcake inspired by Simply Rins
Middle Finger: Essie - Splash of Grenadine / 2 coats + Essence - Very Berry + Farmasi - 031 + OPI - Sparrow me the Drama & Silver Stripping Tape
Ring Finger: Essence - Very Berry + White Acrylic Paint + Farmasi - 031 & & Smaller Drawing BrushThe Smallest Painting Brush & Dotting Tool/ Cartoon Heart inspired by Nailside
Pinkie: Farmasi - 031 / 2 coats + Essence - Stamp me! White & Dotting Tool
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer

Unfortunately I didn't include my thumb in picture and it was already late to take another one. But I made vertical stripes with liner brush and added pink star fimo slice. :)

Brush set contains 15 brushes and you get: 3 drawing brushes, 7 painting brushes, 2 liners, 2 fan brushes and 1 dotting tool (see the picture below). As you can see I didn't try them all but just some of them and all I can say is that these brushes are really great for nail art. My freehand skills aren't phenomenal but sometimes I really want to try something out especially when I spot great tutorials, for example Jane's Cartoon Heart or Rina's Cupcakes. <3 One of the drawing brush had wonky bristles so I cut them out and it was ready to use. All brushes have long handles and because I already have one with short handle I prefer that one over these, long handles make it harder to hold and paint details, but that's maybe just me. :) You get 15 brushes for less than a $5 - great deal if you're asking me. :D

I'll probably use drawing brushes and the smallest painting brush most of the times, but other painting brushes are also great for clean up. :) I know I can't leave without clean up brush and every time I loose it in my room, I'm going crazy but now I have lots of them. :) Those with more nail art skills would probably use all of them but I'm still not there. :P


I also got Silver Stripping tape. I used it on my ring finger. First I applied base color and when it was fully dried, I taped regular tape for a bottom line and then 2 pieces of stripping tape above. Stripping tape is self-adhesive so it stays on surface perfectly. Than I carefully painted rows between tape with different colors and removed the tape so I got 3 rows with different color. I could leave it like that, because I got a lovely tape manicure but I decided to add tape again for lovely detail. I added a coat of TC to seal it on the nail. :) You get one roll of tape and I think I'll have it for quite a long time. I'd suggest you that you keep it in that little plastic bag, because it's quite sticky on the sides, that's why my roll is full of dust. :/


Don't forget to use code IRJ61 to get 10% off on your order. ;)

My fave is probably the cupcake and I can't wait to make it again, probably as an accent nail. <3 What do you think?  Would you wear a manicure like this or is it too girly for you? :P

Thanks for reading. :rainbow

Xoxo,
Ivana :k


*Some of the products in this post were sent to me by Born Pretty Store! For more information read my disclosure policy!

48 Comment(s):

  1. This is SO cute! I love how girly it is! And I looove skittle manis! :D

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    1. Thank you for your comment! :) Skittle manis are great, especially when you have lots of ideas going on in your head. :D

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  2. I've been considering buying a set of nail art brushes (all I currently have are stripers and dotting tools), so thank you for this informative review!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm glad you found it helpful! :)

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  3. This is such an adorable manicure!!! :D I love how cute it is. XD

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    1. Almost too cute, right? I love everything cute and girly. :$

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  4. oh I love everything about this mani!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy you like it. :$

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  5. Oooh, lookit your nails! I love the little heart nail. This mani is super cute.

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    1. I'm back! :) Thank you Angie. :h

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    1. Me too, it's my fave. :) Thank you!

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  7. That's a mix of cuteness <3 Love it, but the cupcake is my absolute favourite!

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    1. Thank you Elsa! :) Cupcake is also my fav. <3 They're sooo cute and easy to make! :)

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  8. This mani is awesome!!!
    I really love it!

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    1. Thank you. :) So happy to hear you like it! :e

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  9. you are an artist :) love them nails :)

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    1. Anibani, of course I'm not, not even close. :$ Thanks! :)

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  10. :D Hello!:D this manicure is very sweet! love pink:D

    Have a nice day! ^-^

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    1. Hi! :D Thanks! :) Yay for more pink lovers. :e

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  11. So pretty! I really want to try that striping tape!

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    1. Thanks Fingers! :) Try it, it's super cool! :)

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  12. Ja pa dej nehi, kako luštno no! Bi kr pojedla tale cupcake :))))

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    1. Hvala! :$ Nohte mi pa le pusti. :P

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    1. Aww thanks! :) I can't wait to make cupcake manicure! :L

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  14. Wow, this is beautifull. And I love your blog, I'm glad I found it... :)

    http://jeckamakeupbeautyandfashionpalace.blogspot.com/

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  15. Kako luštno! Ti imaš pa vedno super kombinacije in ideje! Marsikatero tvojo sem/bom imela za navdih=) Te čopiče imam pa tudi jaz, in so mi super! Sploh glede na ceno;)

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    1. Oh, hvala ti za tako lep komentar. :$ Ja, čopiči so res dobri, zdaj jih moram pa le bolj pogosto uporabljati. :D

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  16. I love this!! So girly, lol.

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    1. Thanks! :) It is, for girly girls like me. :P

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  17. Whenever I see someone, like you, do a different design on each nail I am in total awe! I cannot seem to come up with two shades that match, and you have made all these designs work so well together!!!!!
    I Need TO GET MY HANDS ON SOME OF THIS SILVER STRIPING TAPE! ;)

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    1. Marta! :o That's not true! You match your stamping colors so great with your base colors, so I'm sure you can make lots of great combos too! <3

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  18. This is so cute! Especially the finger with the cupcake!

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  19. You are a very good nail designer !! How can you do it?? I can only do simple things, as stamping. Congrats !!
    Nails & Pets - nailspets.blogspot.com

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