Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Nautical But Nice

I really love nautical nails. There's something about wearing the scheme of red, blue, white and gold in the summer that just makes you feel very sophisticated; like you're always ready at the drop of a (captain's) hat to hop on to the yacht and sail around Europe!

I spotted these water decals at Born Pretty Store and fell in love immediately! The pack is $2.86 (approx £1.90) and you get a selection of 20 decals in compass and anchor designs. I'm beyond impressed with these. As you can see, they're the kind that are really thin so as long as you apply them carefully and give them a good smooth over, you can't even tell they're decals. Although this does mean they're very delicate so you have to be light handed when applying them!



1. My base colours are Barry M White and NYC Raindrop on my index finger.
2. I applied the nautical themed water decals using a pair of tweezers.
3. Using striping tape, I marked off some stripes on the other fingers and used a nail art brush to fill in the gaps with Barry M Gold Foil, Essie Mezmerised and Rimmel Heart on Fire.
4. I finished it all off with two coats of No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat.




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23 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I really need to try a nautical manicure now :)

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  2. I loooove decals! :-) looks great!

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  3. They are so good, I love nautical! The decals are so cute!

    Abby x
    http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Haha! I love how you always manage to make stripes looks fabulous! Great use of colours (as always!) Love this skittlette nautical look! ♥

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  5. They're so pretty, you made me want them!

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  6. I recently got these decals. I love what you've done with them. ^___^

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  7. I love the decals, but honestly the stripes are my favorite part!! I love the color selection.

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  8. Nautical perfection, the stripes are so amazing!

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  9. man, i love bornprettystore. free shipping and they have some awesome stuff there. awesome nails too!!!

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  10. So freakin' adorableeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  11. I agree, Nautical nails are so so so cute! Especially with these decals, I just love them.

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  12. Super cute! I want to rock these even though it's winter here ;)

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  13. Cute! I love the compass decal. :)

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  14. The decals look great, especially the anchor!! Nautical nails are so cute!! :)

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  15. very cool... Love the colors you used!

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  16. Love! I've had these decals in my cart the last two times I shopped, but then took them out at the last minute. Now I know I need them :-)

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  17. I know I'm late on this, but I LOVE these! I need to do nautical nails soon :D

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