I was sent this product for review purposes.
I haven't done a Born Pretty Store review for a little while, been awaiting the Royal Mail delivering these beauties.
The first item I will be showing is the 2mm Rose Studs, these retail at $5.84 for a bag, approx £3.80. The bag is a generous size and I think I will be using these for quite a while!
I decided to use them as an accent within a tape mani, using a base colour of Sally Hansen Courtesan then taping off patterns using striping tape and painting over the top with China Glaze Stone Cold for a shiny / matte texture.
The studs wouldn't grip onto Stone Cold very well, the polish I used dries fast and isn't really the best texture to use studs on. To rectify this I used my smallest dotting tool to dot a slow drying topcoat where I wanted to place the studs then placed the stud onto the top coat.
The studs are quite proud of the nail once applied, so I think using matte polish may not be the best of ideas as the studs would probably last longer using a top coat to help hold them on.
The final picture shows the same mani with top coat, I wanted to check to make sure that the studs didn't suffer any colour bleeding, the picture below shows they didn't.
Overall I love these studs, found them a tad bit fiddly to begin with as they seem smaller than any other stud I've used. They have a definite top and bottom, when tipped them out to use every stud landed bottom up! They are a fab accent colour, making a change from the usual silver studs I reach for.
I would definitely recommend these!
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Product was sent for review although this does not affect opinions.