OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around + Water Decals and Studs

I was quite certain that I wouldn't need any of the polishes from OPI Brazil collection, just because they seemed quite boring to me at first and also I thought that I already had very similar ones in my stash. Then I bought the yellow one since everyone was telling how amazing it is and I was again so certain that I wouldn't get any other colors from this collection. But you shouldn't never say never, right? Because suddenly I saw so many gorgeous pictures of Amazon Amazoff and Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, so when I got a gift certificate from MiMax to buy some products I wanted to try, I didn't have to think twice what to get. So now I already have three polishes eventhough I thought I wouldn't get any. Oh well... 

Today I wanted to show you guys the manicure I did with the Bossa Nova one and some water decals and nail studs.

I used a coat of base coat, then three coats of OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around and a coat of top coat. Then I applied the water decals and the nail studs and added another coat of top coat. 

I'm so very glad I got this OPI, it's really gorgeous pink nude! And well, I don't really have anything too similar to it eventhough I was sure I had dupe for it. It was a bit streaky and patchy with the first coat, but the second coat smoothed everything out pretty nicely. However, I still had some spots that needed more polish, so I had to do another coat. My coats were quite thin, so maybe you could do just two coats if you apply them a tad thicker. But the polish itself applied really nicely and did I already say that it's really gorgeous?! Oh yes, I did, but it truly is!


Here are all the products I used for this mani:

KBShimmer Basic Training
A England The Shield
Nail Studs

I got the water decals I used for this mani from Born Pretty Store and eventhough these are really bright and fun looking, I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with them. I have bought and gotten several water decals from BPS and they have all been quality ones, but these didn't work at all like they should. They were quite impossible to remove from the sheet eventhough I soaked them way longer than I usually do. Also, when I finally got them off the sheet, they didn't stick to anything. I tried to stick them on my nail with more water and less water and completely dry and pretty much everything, but nothing really worked. These just wouldn't stick. Finally I just had to apply tiny bit of top coat on the nail first and then stick the water decal to that. This isn't of course the way you should apply any water decals, but at least I got them finally to stick. I do like the design, but the quality was a big disappointment.

The studs that I used for this mani are also from BPS, but I have bought them myself.

Don't forget that you can get 10% off from Born Pretty Store with my code MBL91.



I also wanted to show you Bossa Nova alone since the color is so pretty. This really became one of my favourite nudes straight away! 

I have also been trying out a new top coat, A England The Shield and it has worked just fine, but it seems it's not the best one to use with cremes. For some reason I always end up with some visible brush strokes when I use it and with cremes they really show and I don't like that one bit. Other than that the top coat works just fine as it dries quickly, doesn't shrink the polish and it gives quite nice shine too. I just wish I could figure a way to apply it without those brushstrokes, but it seems impossible to do.


Disclosure: I have the water decals and OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around for review, the other products seen in this post I bought myself. For more information see my disclosure policy. 
 
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Tänään vuorossa lakkaus, jossa on käytetty OPIn kaunista vaaleanpunertavaa nudelakkaa nimeltä Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, siirtokuvia ja värikkäitä niittejä. Bossa Nova on tilattu MiMaxilta saadulla lahjakortilla ja täytyy sanoa, että en voisi olla iloisempi, että päätin sen kuitenkin hankkia! Sävy on todella kaunis ja tästä tuli ehdottomasti yksi lempinudeistani. Lakkaa kynsillä on kolme kerrosta, kahdella paksummallakin varmaan pärjäisi. 

Siirtokuvat on saatu Born Pretty Storesta ja valitettavasti ne olivat pettymys. Kaikki aiemmat BPS:stä ostetut/saadut siirtokuvat ovat olleet todella hyväkäytöksisiä, mutta nämä eivät ensinnäkään meinanneet irrota taustapahvista millään ja lopulta kun ne sai irti, ei niitä meinannut saada tarttumaan kynnelle ollenkaan. Viimein jouduin lakkaamaan kynsille hieman päällilakkaa siirtokuvien alle, jotta sain ne tarttumaan. Eli vaikka näissä kuvio onkin varsin kiva, laatu oli todellakin pettymys. Värikkäät niitit on myös BPS:stä, mutta ne olen ostanut itse.

Olen tässä muutamassa lakkauksessa testaillut myös uutta päällilakkaa, A Englandin The Shieldiä ja olen kyllä siitä tykännyt, mutta valitettavasti varsinkin cremejen kanssa siitä jää jostain syystä näkyvät siveltimenjäljet. Muuten se toimii varsin moitteettomasti: kuivuu nopeasti, ei kutista ja antaa ihan mukavan kiillon. Nuo siveltimenjäljet häiritsevät valitettavasti ainakin minua, mutta jostain syystä en saa tätä päällilakkaa levitettyä niin, että niitä ei tulisi.

*Siirtokuvat ja OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around on saatu arvioitavaksi blogiyhteistöiden tiimoilta, muut tuotteet on ostettu itse. Postaus ei sisällä mainoslinkkejä.

20 comments

  1. Annie, I have bought a lot of BPS's water decals (because I'm terrible at freehand nail art!) and I have found the quality to be variable, too. Some apply with no problem, but others are a struggle for some reason. Your nails and photos are just lovely -- I always get a lot of inspiration from your blog. Thank you!

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    1. These were the first ones for me that had bad quality, so I was a bit surprised about that. It's a bit bummer to hear that the quality isn't consistent.

      Thank you for your sweet comments! That's really nice to hear. :)

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  2. The Bossa Nova looks like perfection :o
    So glad I found your blog!

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    1. It truly is perfect! :)
      And thank you, that's so sweet!

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  3. Don't Bossa Nova Me Around looks amazing and those studs and decals are a very nice touch!

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    1. Bossa Nova is truly amazing! :) Thank you for your comment!

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  4. Bossa Nova on aivan hämmentävän ihana. Itse en juuri tykkää nudeista, mutta tätä voisi laittaa kynsille vaikka joka päivä!

    Nuo siirtiksetkin näyttävät tosi kivoilta, harmi jos laatu on ihan kuraa :/

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    1. Niinpä, teki hirveesti mieli lakata tällä heti perään uudestaan, mutta päätin kuitenkin laittaa jotain muuta välillä. :))

      Tuo kuvio on kyllä hirmu kiva, harmi että eivät toimineet hyvin. :/

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  5. Nice decals, I think they go well with the OPI :-)

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    1. They are really pretty, too bad they didn't stick at all.

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  6. Really cute - love the water decals!

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