I was sent a wheel of Neon Star Studs for review by Allison at Born Pretty Store. I was inspired to choose them, since I always think they look so much fun whenever I see Elie use them.
Watermarble: China Glaze Pool Party, Orly Beach Cruiser and Glowstick
Vinyls: Born Pretty Store French Tip Guides (bought separately)
Black: Radioactive Unicorn Satan is Super Kawaii #duh
Studs: Born Pretty Store
Tools: Orangewood stick and tweezers
Admittedly, this was not my best watermarble. I really struggled finding some neons that would reliably spread. I tried to start off with six colours to match the studs, but fairly quickly edited that down to the three least worst.
The Radioactive Unicorn polish is quite thick, so it works well for this design.
It’s really important to remove the sticker quickly, before the polish starts to dry. This is the best way to get a clean line.
As I added topcoat, I placed the stars using a damp orangewood stick.
Neon Star Studs
I loved that the stars are slightly curved, so they sat on my nails really well. My nails are really curvy in both directions so this helped them last much longer.
The colours are great, and the wheel includes gold and silver too, which would be great for some more punky designs.
The only downsides I found were that a few of the coloured stars were slightly damaged, so the metal showed through the colour. The wheel that they came in was a little loose, so it was easy to drop or lose a few studs.
One plus side of this is that it’s much easier to get the studs out without damaging your manicure.
Review: Neon Star Studs
I’ve wanted some of these for a while, so I was very pleased to review them. The wheel is a little loose and so occasionally a star will come free when you don’t want it to, although that also helps to avoid damaging your manicure when getting them out. The price ($4.55 at time of posting) is reasonable for the amount of studs you get and their quality. Apart from neon, the wheel includes gold and silver stars too.