Hi all! Today I have some fun pineapple nail art for you, plus a review of these fantastic 2mm Gold Square Studs from Born Pretty Store. I really enjoyed working with these studs. They felt sturdy, but the small size allowed them to rest nice and flat across my curved nails. The size is actually what I like most about these. I've tried using larger studs before and found them very difficult to work with. Larger studs are harder to secure, and sometimes are a little bulky. These small studs are the perfect size for creating a quick and chic look.
As you can see, it was easy to line up the studs down my nail. I just placed a line of topcoat where I wanted the studs to be, and then placed them one by one with tweezers. I was initially worried that the studs wouldn't fit down my entire nail, but I realized that the small size allowed for very easy spacing adjustment, making sure that everything fit. I love the look of the vertical line of studs, but I think that the single stud at the cuticle is a super cute accent too. A little goes a long way with these!
The studs come in a plastic bag/pouch with a zip seal. The weight of the bag of studs isn't listed, but considering the small size, you will receive quite a lot of studs in one bag. The finish of the studs is shiny and the gold is warm and classic, not too yellow. The back of the studs are concave. I feel like this allows for more flexibility of the studs for curved surfaces, and I found that they secured well onto my nails when sealed with topcoat. Additionally, I found these to not be bulky on the nail. They were quite smooth and flat, and felt no different than wearing rhinestones.
I used the studs to easily spruce up this pineapple nail art. This design comes from the summer nail wheel I just posted, and I like it a lot. I painted the pineapples with a small brush on a base of American Apparel T-Shirt. The two other base colours are American Apparel Sunshine State and American Apparel Crescent Heights, which I used along with American Apparel Manila, American Apparel Hunter, and American Apparel MacArthur Park to paint the pineapples.
I'm in love with both these nails and these studs, and I hope you like them too! If you're interested in purchasing these 2mm Gold Square Studs, be sure to use the code SVL91 for 10% off (+ free shipping)!