; Plisherrific: Spinneret Sparkle - Orly Rococo A-Go-Go + Born Pretty Water Decal Review

Jul 3, 2013

Spinneret Sparkle - Orly Rococo A-Go-Go + Born Pretty Water Decal Review

I'm back with another product review generously supplied by Born Pretty. After our last review on nail studs, Jme and I decided to try some different items so today I've got some water decals to try out! Warning: Long and picture-heavy post ahead!

This one's called the "6pcs Gold Cobweb Lace Nail" and can be found under the "Water Decals Sticker" section. All 6 sets are connected together in one sheet and mine arrived a teensy bit crumpled, but everything was still useable.

Instructions are on the plastic packaging so if you want to hang on to them, make sure not to chuck it out. There are instructions online anyway, much better translated (as you can probably tell!):

1. Paint the background color on the fingernails and dry it out.
2. Remove the film of product,cut out the patter and plunge 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.

Let's take a look at the designs then (click to see them larger)! Note that each set seems to be roughly arranged in rows of 5 decals of appropriate sizes for one hand, which is super useful as you don't have to fuss with sizes for each different nail size.

There were two sets of cobweb-type patterns, with 25 decals each which is a super generous amount! The one on the left has larger partial webs, while the one on the rights has full and partial webs with an adorable little spider on one decal from each set of five.

The left side is a concentric circle design (water-ripples?), the right side has a very pretty scaled pattern which looks like traditional oriental dragon designs. Both these sets have 20 decals each

These two are pretty similar cross-hatch designs with dot/semi-circle edgings. The one on the left is more curved and has 25 decals, while the right side is straight across with 20 decals.

I found it much easier to just chop up the large sheet by pattern and store them that way. Each chopped up section measures roughly 5cm x 6cm. On Monday, I showed you Orly Rococo A-Go-Go, my chosen base colour, so let's get on to water decal application!

Step 1: Stop kitten from drinking the water!
Step 2: Cut out your desired pattern (does not have to follow design closely - the edge of the film closely follows the pattern so you don't have to worry about that). Soak pattern in water.
Step 3: I used warm water, and in 12-15 seconds, the film slid off easily. Test this by sliding your finger across the surface. These decals are fairly hardy so don't stress too much about destroying it!
Step 4: Dip nail surface in water to wet, and place decal over. I just used fingers and moved it around. It's super easy to reposition, and tough enough not to wrinkle up. Basically, you have A LONG TIME to play around with it. Your playtime ends when all the water has dried or you blot it all off with paper towel.
Step 5: Make sure everything is completely dry, topcoat and you're done!

Here's the spiderweb pattern from the top of the sheet, with the little spider on it. I just used the exact order the row came in. You can't even make out the film from the nail surface after topcoat - I love it!

Now, remember step 5...? Well, my index finger wasn't quite dry, so when I topcoated it, some of the decal actually came off with my topcoat, eek! So do make sure your nail is completely dry before topcoat!

On my other hand, I used the other cobweb pattern. I found this set a bit harder to position because the web "anchors" didn't quite go from one end of my nail to the other. Still very pretty and especially gorgeous against Rococo A-Go-Go.

I love water decals - they just look awesome (especially these metallic gold ones) and are super easy to use. Here's the link again to these particular ones. At $2.99 for 6 different designs, they're definitely a bargain. But wait! There's more! Here's our 10% off code if you'd like to try them out for yourself even cheaper! ;)

In tomorrow's post, Jme's going to show you what she tried out! *drumroll* Check out that packaging - nothing's going to get damaged in there! =) Tune in for more, coming up soon~


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