Saturday, December 10, 2016

Starry Christmas Tree Mani feat. Born Pretty Store's Silicone Mat

Press Sample/Affiliate Link

I wanted to play around with the silicone mat that Born Pretty Store sent me, so I decided to add to my star stamping mani from earlier today and Christmas it up some!

For starters, I love that the mat came with a tube to roll it up and store it in! It was much smaller than I had anticipated, though (about 1/4 the size of the Simply Neat mat). I really liked the smaller size though, made it nice for travel and fit into smaller spaces when I wanted to do my nails in another room. The mat is on the thinner side, so it bubbles when you apply polish to it, and I wasn't able to get images to stick directly to the mat without a clear coat down first like I can with the Simply Neat mat, but I've also never come across a mat that doesn't bubble at all. Polish peels off the mat very easily but it doesn't clean well with remover, it more smears around on it since the mat has such a griping texture to it.

My tree decal on the mat:
I tried to fill the baubles in with red and gold even though they weren't very visible, and the rest of the tree with China Glaze Holly-Day. I felt like it needed even more chaos going on, so I let the 3D star stud wheel throw up all over my nails too!
Overall I'm a fan!

Protected by Copyscape Duplicate Content Finder