Friday, May 17, 2013

Digit-al Dozen DOES Bling Day 5: Aqua Lily with Studs!


Hello, readers! I'm sad to say that today is the final day of Bling Week with the Digit-al Dozen. This week was more fun than I initially expected and it was nice to think outside of my nail art box for this one.

Today's post is really exciting for me. I've wanted the discontinued Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily for a while now and was having a hard time finding someone selling it besides on ebay for mega inflated pricing.  I finally took the plunge and bought a fellow polish-lover's bottle and it arrived this week. I couldn't wait to put it on and knew I'd have to figure out a way to fit it into Bling Week so I wouldn't have to wait to wear it.

I played off of the pink shimmer in Aqua Lily by covering my accent nail in pink and purple studs. These came from the stud set I recently reviewed from Born Pretty Store. (I accidentally forgot I had this wheel of them when I did that post so I'm glad I am getting to use them now). I did a thick coat of slow drying gel-like top coat and used a orange stick to place each stud. (An easy way that I do this is: lick the tip of the orange stick and then touch the stick to the top of the stud you want. It will stick to the stud and once you place it on the nail, it comes off easily!). I used clippers to cut some studs in half to fit better on the nail and went back in with nail glue and covered the seams between the studs for longer wear time. I've had this mani on for over 24 hours and every stud is still there through a shower and getting kids ready, washing dishes, etc.

I went outside to get some good shots of the gorgeous shimmer:

This is what it looked like from my light box. The shimmer wasn't as noticeable with the diffused light:

Look at the shimmer and base color combo! I think its a favorite polish of all time!

What do you think of this look? Besides the fact that the studs make my nail wider, I am really liking it and plan to wear it all weekend if it lasts! Thanks for reading!

You can get these nail studs and other nail art supplies from Born Pretty Store for $12.99 here:

What do you think? Will you be ordering these or any other things from The Born Pretty Store? If so, please use my 10% off code with your order: JACJ61. Don't forget that Born Pretty ships free worldwide!

*These products were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

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  1. So glad you got it - it looks amazing on you!

  2. I love this! The purple and pink studs look awesome with Aqua Lily! It's such a beautiful polish too.

  3. Aqua Lily is fantastic! I love this look--I just got my studs in from BPS the other day... I need to try something like this! :D

  4. Love this Jacki! The studs compliment Aqua Lily perfectly!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Aqua Lily is one of my favorites!

  6. Super pretty and dramatic! I had no idea you could cut studs in half, how helpful!!

  7. I love that RBL, and the gems are the perfect compliment to them!

  8. That is such a gorgeous colour and works so well with the studs.

  9. Such a great combo, lovely mani!