More Born Pretty Store goodies on show in this American-influenced manicure which I thought was particularly cute!
I used four different polishes in this manicure. The purple nails are a base of Nails Inc St John’s Wood (a medium periwinkle kind of purple-blue), over which I sponged Urban Outfitters Crowded (pale lilac) to get this kind of stone-washed effect (which I really like!). The striped nails are Urban Outfitters Cocktail (red-coral stripes) painted with a nail art brush over Essie A Crewed Interest (peach), with outlines done in my white Barry M Nail Art Pen. I was going for a kind of denim effect (not for the first time) on the purple nails and if I didn’t quite get that, I definitely got the Americana vibe I wanted.
The star studs come from a set which I bought from Born Pretty Store (click for link). They come in a little wheel like this, which costs $3.99 (about £2.49).
As you can see from this picture in profile, they aren’t too deep or sticky-outy (something I was worried about). I stuck them on with a little bit of nail glue (also from BPS) and they lasted really well (better than the nail varnish!).