When you get your studs in the mail, they come in a nice resealable baggie that provides for easy storage. I was surprised by just how many studs come in the set...LOTS! For $5.73, it's definitely more studs than I will use in a long time! I decided to use the studs as accent pieces on a fun holographic manicure with a holiday twist, so this manicure is also part of my Holiday Nail Art Series.
I started off with a manicure in BB Couture Under the Mistletoe. I waited until it was completely dry so I wouldn't smudge it while applying the studs. I applied a thick layer of top coat (I used NYC here) and then used a set of tweezers to place the studs where I wanted them! Easier than I expected! I didn't for these pictures, but you should probably seal the studs in with top coat. On my accent nail I did a triangle shape...an abstract Christmas tree!! I'm pretty sure that if I wore this manicure long term, I would want to pick the studs off, but I think that the look is awesome! Definitely an easy way to spice up an old manicure or add something a little special.
Born Pretty Store 2mm square studs are listed on the website as "1 bag 2mm silver square stud rhinestone Acrylic UV Gel Nail art" and can be found [HERE]. One bag retails for $5.73 and Born Pretty Store always offers free international shipping! Born Pretty Store really is everyone's one-stop-nail-art-shop! Don't forget you can use my code RUL91 to get 10% off your purchase!
I'm including this post in two of my nail art series: Not My Style Saturday and the Holiday Nail Art Series 2012!
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