Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Born Pretty Store Miki Nails Water Transfer Decals Review...

I have been on a roll trying out different types of nail wraps these past few weeks and today I have another set to show you. These are Miki Nails from the Born Pretty Store. I was a bit scared to try these decals at first and kept procrastinating reviewing them. I think it was partly because I don't use water decals often enough to feel comfortable, so I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time in case I messed up. And let's just pretend it had nothing to do with the fact that I didn't choose this pattern and I wasn't too fond of it when I first saw it. Seeing it on my nails certainly changed my mind and I'm really excited to show these to you today...

This is Miki Nails pattern 09, which I have affectionately nicknamed "gluttony" for the delicious donuts, cakes, candies and other sweets that make up this pattern. I kept thinking how perfect they would have been for the Polish Days challenge of 7 Deadly Sins. It doesn't get any more gluttonous than this...

The decal kit includes a sheet with 12 tips, nail file and directions on the back of the package. This is enough for one manicure, unless you have short nails and can get away with cutting one decal in half to use for two nails. Mine are just a bit too long for that to work. I'm not sure why the nail file is included since I had no need for it, but it is teeny and adorable, perfect size to throw in your purse.

Application is very easy:
  1. Start out with clean nails
  2. Cut the decals apart and trim the length to fit the nail
  3. Soak in water for 10-20 seconds until the decal slides off the paper backing.
  4. Position on the nail and dab excess water off with a paper towel.
  5. If needed, trim any excess along the tip/sides of the nail
  6. Apply a top coat to seal
The top coat is a vital step in this process because these decals don't stick on their own. I actually thought I was doing something wrong at first. However, these strips are made of nail polish and the top coat acts to melt the decals onto the nail. It is quite amazing actually and I instantly fell in love with these decals. I might go as far as to say these are my new favorite wraps/decals.

What I love about these decals is that they are made with real nail polish so clean up is a easy peasy with polish remover or acetone. They are very, very thin, but not fragile. Easy to re-position, as long as they are wet. They feel like nothing is on the nail except for a coat of polish. As the top coat melts them, they fuse to the nail leaving no tempting gaps or folds to pick at. As you can see, I'm kind of enamored with them...

My nails are very flat with the exception of the index finger which curves ever so slightly, so I can't comment too much on how these work with curved nails. On my index finger all ridges easily evened out with the top coat leaving behind a nice smooth surface...

These decals are available in 24 different patterns and I'm already picking out the next designs to order... #5, 15, 17, 20 and 22 are calling my name...

If you want to order these nail decals or any other products from the Born Pretty Store, feel free to use the coupon code AG5J61 for a 10% discount...

Thanks for looking and commenting!
Anutka :)

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  1. oh man! These look so awesome. #20 is def calling to me. I'm super happy about the price too, love the Sally Hansen ones, but too pricey to get too often. Thanks for pointing these out! totally would have passed over them =)

  2. Oh. My. God. I need this exact design!! :D
    Thanks for showing us these; I think this'll have to be the last argument for me to finally go get me some really lovely stuff from BP store.

  3. Wow I like the idea of these! The way they melt onto your nail sounds cool.

  4. These are really cute!! I'm glad to see your review coz I bought some (not from BP) but haven't tried them yet. Now I must try ASAP lol !!

  5. These look great! i'd love to try them!

  6. @Saiwai, These are a bit trickier to use than the SH ones, but they are also real polish and give a beautiful result!

    @purple_rain, Definitely give them a try. Only a few dollars and free shipping. Can't beat that :)

    @craftynail, I was really impressed. I've never seen a strip just contour to the nail so well!

    @Vicky, I can't wait to see that pattern you have and know what you think of it! I think your nails have a lot more curve so I'm curious to know how they will work for you!

    @Natalia, Thank you! I hope you get the chance to try them! They are quite fun and easy :)

  7. I am looking at these now, and can't believe that you need to use water in order to apply these if they're made out of nail polish! I use NP appliqués all the time, and they never need water. Interesting! I am loving the price and designs, and will definitely give them a try!

  8. @Tiffany, these were certainly a bit trickier to use, but I got a great result and they just molded like nothing else! Love them :)


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