Hello lovely ladies :) Sorry I've been a little slow on the posts lately. I don't even know why...I've got loads of manicures there waiting to be posted. I'm sure my dongle's going to give up on me soon though. This month I managed to use all of my data in like 5 days or something... I've (hopefully) finally got broadband sorted though after being messed around for 6 weeks by a company who I shan't name...other than to say it was Virgin Media.
Anyhoo, today I have something a little different for you. I received some dried flowers from Born Pretty Store to review. In fact, when they asked me to choose a product, I chose these because they're something I hadn't seen anyone feature on their blog, but between then and now someone else has posted a review of them, typical!
But moving on... The dried flowers come in a handy little wheel, so they're easy to store along with all my other nail art wheels! As you can see, there are plenty of colours to choose from, and a nice mixture of bright and dark shades.
What may not be obvious from the picture is that you get three flowers of each colour. I didn't find this a problem for the look I wanted to create, but obviously it's something to bear in mind when planning your manicures!
If wheels aren't your thing, there's also some dried flowers available in pots here. I haven't tried these, so I don't know if they're exactly the same flowers.
I thought these would be great for creating little flower half moons, so here are the nails I came up with.
I used a base of OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons. Then I cut each flower in half (so one flower could do both hands!) and stuck them on to a wet layer of topcoat. I don't do anything as sensible as use tweezers to apply fiddly things to my nails, so you can see where I managed to smudge and dent my polish a little, but that could be easily avoided by being less of an idiot.
I sealed them off with two coats of top coat and, after that had dried, trimmed around the edges to make sure the flowers fitted nicely to my cuticle. That was plenty to make them smooth enough for me to not fiddle with them. I thought I'd have problems with them sticking up and catching on things, but they were actually fine!
I really enjoyed wearing these :) I think they're really different, and it's so quick and easy to make nail art with them. I think people may have thought I'd finally lost my mind wearing flowers on my nails though lol, must be all those polish fumes... I've got loads of other ideas of how to use these, so I'm planning to try those out and show you some pictures over the next couple of weeks.
If you like the look of these, then take a look at them here. They're available for $4.45 (which is about £2.79) and shipping is free to wherever in the world you may be. If you do decide to make a purchase, don't forget to use the discount code below!
What do you think of these dried flowers? Would you use them to create a look like I did, or do you have another idea for how to use them? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!