Oh hey der sexy badass nails. How you doin’?
Okay I’m done. Maybe. Gosh I love these so much. This nail art features 2mm gold square studs from the Born Pretty Store.
When I first got into nail art the thought of attaching something to my nail and them not being completely smooth kind of freaked me out, but eventually I grew to love the way studs looked! I’ve been wanting my own for a while now so I was super excited to try these out! Born Pretty Store has square studs in two sizes (2mm and 4mm) and two colors (silver and gold).
I wasn’t quite sure how to apply these. I tried searching for directions but didn’t really find any. The Born Pretty website says to apply your base color, place the studs on, then seal with a top coat. Because these were so tiny I knew I wouldn’t be able to apply these to a wet surface and not smudge the polish. I decided to paint my base and apply a topcoat then wait for my nails to dry completely. I used tweezers to pick up the studs then with a toothpick I applied a tiny amount of nail glue to the back of the stud and placed it on my nail. I used the end of a bobby pin to do any adjustments because the round edge stood less of a chance dinging the polish. So I may have done it the “wrong” way but it worked for me. I chose nail glue over some sort of clear coat because I knew it would give me a more secure hold. The corners on these are slightly rounded so they wont snag, which is really nice.
The base is Lex Cosmetics Cayman Caban and the gold glitter is Serum No. 5 Girl’s Gotta Eat.
If you make a purchase from the Born Pretty Store you can use the coupon code UGJ61 for 7% off your entire purchase, plus they always ship free worldwide. :)
The studs featured in this post were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.