Friday, January 23, 2015

China Glaze: Capacity to See Beyond, Feather Mani

Last summer Lavish Layerings did a gorgeous manicure with feather decals from the Born Pretty Store, and I've been dying to recreate it ever since. So, when I placed a large order to the Born Pretty Store in December, I ordered a pack of these feather water decals: #1724.


For these nails, I started with China Glaze, Capacity to See Beyond, (from The Giver's Collection), a gorgeous bright aqua cream. The formula on this is rather thin and runny, it's very easy to flood your cuticles, so be careful. It worked best for me to apply it in 3 thin coats. I did my accent nail with 2 coats of Zoya Tomoko. Perfect gold texture polish.

The water decals are very easy to work with. You cut out the decals you want to use off the sheet. Then fill a bowl or cup with lukewarm water. For me, I hold the decal with my thumb & index finger in the water- you will start to feel the decal slide off onto your finger when it's ready. Then I flip it around and place on my nail. Don't be afraid of ruining the decal, they aren't that delicate- so it's easy to maneuver them. Once the decal is placed on my nail, I dab the excess water off with a napkin or tissue. (I finished one hand, before I started the other).


I wanted to add some gold detail. So with my very thin brush (also from the BPS), I lightly dabbed Zoya Tomoko along the feather line. I topped everything off with Seche Vite topcoat. I love everything about these!

Please use code: YDG10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order! 
(Coupon code is not valid on sale items).

The Born Pretty Store has free worldwide shipping. They are based in Singapore, so it usually takes about 3-4 weeks to receive an order from them. I have ordered from them before, besides receiving items to review, and definitely recommend them for their cheap prices, and cute nail art selections.

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