Thursday, November 21, 2013

Born Pretty Pikachu Water Decals: Review & Swatches

What child of the 90s doesn't have a soft spot in their heart for Pikachu? From trekking to Veridian City together in Pokémon Yellow to huddling around the N64 with my cousins to hurl verbal abuse at him in "Hey You, Pikachu!" (Am I the only one who remembers this game?), the electric rat and I go way back. So I might have squealed just a little bit when I saw these adorable Pikachu water decals on the Born Pretty Store website.

The decals are super easy to use. Just wet them, peel off the paper backing and place them on the nail. The decals themselves are yellow and shaped so that you could wear them as a funky French of sorts, but I had a little trouble getting them to lie flat around my tips, so I decided to paint my nails to match the decals.

I started with a white base of Illamasqua Scorch, then layered Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road (which is a bitch and a half to work with--any lumpiness or unevenness you see here is because of Yellow Brick Road's difficult formula, not the decals) over top. Yellow Brick Road may be a pain in the ass to apply, but it matched Pikachu perfectly!

Aren't these cute? I love his little winky face best!

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Disclosure: This product was sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


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