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Items provided for review.

(The first photo is my first attempt, the second is my actual black and white nail art for the 31 Day Challenge).


For today’s black and white prompt I attempted two different designs. At first, I wanted to incorporate the #31DC2015 and #clairestelle8sept challenges into one look. I recently received a set of beach stickers from Born Pretty Store which I thought  would be perfect!

Unfortunately, these stickers did not perform well. They were easy enough to use. I peeled off the stickers with tweezers and applied them to my nail. However, I had difficulty laying the stickers flat and even after top coat application I could see the edges and any air bubbles trapped underneath. I would recommend using these with light, already top-coated base colors. Beware, if the base is still tacky and you re-position the sticker, it will bring the polish up with it…These remind me of the cell phone screen protectors!! They are extremely easy to use but I would prefer to stick with the BPS brand water decals.


Black and White Coral Nails | The Rite of Aging

StickersBorn Pretty Store Magico Brand Stickers ($3.69/1 sheet linked here). Since these are not the BPS brand nail art decorations they are a little more expensive than what we usually see from them!

10% off code


The above look did not turn out at all the way I wanted so I stripped the white nails and re-did them.

Hope you like the final look!


#31DC2015 - Black and White Glitter Nails | The Rite of AgingBasesSinful Colors WhiteboardWet n Wild Black Creme

GlittersSally Hansen Scale Up (iridescent); Milani Sprinkles (black & white)

Puppy DecalPueen Cosmetics


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

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