Saturday, January 5, 2013

Betty Boop water decals



Hi girls,

I have been meaning to write this post for a while, but things kept getting in the way.

Here’s the decals I am going to show you:



Betty Boop!! I love Betty Boop. She’s sexy, seductive and sweet!
I figured that a girl like Ms. Boop would go for glittery underwear. So I used Attitude “Scarlett Mistress” and Models Own “Northern Lights” as underwear for her. Scarlett Mistress is a red glitter, and Northern Lights is a holographic, very pale pink glitter.

Here’s what two coats of Northern Lights and three coats of Scarlett Mistress look like, with one coat of NYC fast drying top coat over:



I let that dry for quite a while while preparing the decals. I cut out four decals, removed the transparent plastic that covered them and put them into a bowl of water:


Then I let them soak for a little while, and when the decals didn’t stick to the paper anymore, I picked them out of the water and placed them onto my nails. It was relatively easy, but I needed to work a bit fast. I was able to move them around on my nail to begin with, but all of a sudden they were dry and stuck to my nails.


After having waited for a little while longer, allowing the decals to dry completely, I sealed them up with another layer of NYC top coat, and I was done:


Here’s a close up of my ring finger:


And here’s the weirdest hand pose ever so you can see them both properly at the same time, LOL!  



Here’s a pic of the polishes and the remaining decals:


Pros:
  • Betty Boop! No stamp could ever make this as cool! 
  •  Easy to use, even for beginners like me

Cons:  
  • You have to work relatively fast 
  • Price. This set of details cost US$6.39, which I find a bit pricey

 These decals are definitely a win in my book!

28 comments:

  1. These are very cute and you've picked the perfect polishes to go with them. Love them!

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    1. Thank you so much. I just knew that they had to be glittery! :)

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  2. It looks so good :)
    I agree that Betty must be a glitter-girl.

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    1. Thanks a lot!! :) She's such a cutie, I love her!

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  3. Hot nails - and I agree a hot price too - but a great alternative from time to time :)

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    1. Yes, that's what I think too. And they have cheaper alternatives too :)

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  4. I used these before and loved them.

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    1. I do too, and there are still more left, yay! :)

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  5. Ohhh Betty Boop!!!!! I love love these!!!!! Perfect combo of polishes too :))

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    1. Thank you so much - I just knew it had to be glitter! :) Betty Boop rulez! :D

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  6. I love these! I've been seeing a lot of nail art related posts with items from this store. I think I'm going to have to try a few. You are right that is a bit pricey but cute!

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    1. There are cheaper decals on their site, so you can try those first :)

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    1. Aww, I agree, I absolutely adore Betty Boop! :)

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  8. Nice decals, but the glitters are even cooler!! :)

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    1. Thank you! A girl cannot have too many glitters! :)

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  9. Just curious, but does your glitter polish dry smooth, or dry "rough"? I am just wondering how well they would work on rough vs smooth surfaces...
    They do look pretty cool though. The colors you chose compliment the decals wonderfully.

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    1. These two glitters dry up a little bit rough, but because this was my first attempt with water decals, I applied top coat before applying the decals. That obviously smoothed out the roughness. I only applied the top coat to protect the glitter though, so next time I'll try to apply them directly on the glitter. :)

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  10. What fun decals :). Love the glittery underwear xx

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    1. The glitter turned out perfect for Ms. Boop, thank you. Xx

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  11. I haven't tried water decals because I thought they would be hard to place. But I might give them a try!

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    1. You totally should. If even I can do it right the first time, so can you! :)

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  12. These betty boop decals are so cute! I love the mani you paired with them. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I can assure you that Betty loved the glitter! :)

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