Friday, 8 January 2016

Tartan Water Decals

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)


Today I am reviewing a tartan water decal sheet from Born Pretty Store. I have Scottish ancestry so I love a bit of tartan, especially in the Winter!

I was sent tartan design #24 which is a strong and traditional red pattern. The decal comes as one sheet which you cut out to fit your own nails. The sheet is big enough to make 10 decals for small-to-medium sized nails, I would say.

Unfortunately I loved the pattern but had quite a bit of trouble with these decals. They were transparent enough to require a base colour. Also, when applying them, the pattern tended to distort and the decals break up a little at the fingertips. Here is the best manicure I could get using them (sorry for the photo quality, I was having issues with my phone!):

I tried again to do another manicure but the result wasn't better! So these decals weren't for me. What I would recommend instead is that Born Pretty Store do multiple stamping plates featuring plaid patterns which work beautifully. Here are links to two that I was sent to review and loved...

...and here is a tartan manicure I did with the second one, QA84, which I was very happy with:

I hope this review was helpful at least! ^_^

As always you can get 10% off your Born Pretty order with my coupon code, CMBQ10


Lisa xx


  1. Great review! Think I will stick to stamping my tartans

    1. Thank you, I tried to be as helpful as I could! I've had lovely results with stamping at least ^_^ xx


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