Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Denim & Pearls: Born Pretty Store Review

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Hello Loves.  As you may have noticed, I'm on a bit of a bow kick lately.  When I was given the opportunity to select a few items to review for Born Pretty Store, these Sweety White Bowknot Pearl Studs nearly jumped off the page.

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of country music, and a line from a song popped into my head when I saw these bows.

"And when we went to dinner you wore blue jeans with your pearls
That's when I knew you were my kind of girl"
My Kind of Girl - Collin Raye (1994)

Needless to say, I knew I had to have them for this denim and pearls manicure!
Denim and Pearls, Sweety Bowknot, Born Pretty Store Review

I started with a base of Couture Gel Polish in Skinny Jeans (swatched here) and then added stitching with a detail brush in Pure Ice Silver Star (my favorite silver nail polish for stamping and details).  Of course, I finished the look with the pearl bow on the ring finger.

I was pleasantly surprised when these arrived to learn that they aren't flat on the back like a lot of bows.  These are slightly curved, which is awesome if your nails have deep c-curves like mine.  I usually have to build up a platform for bows to rest on with gel.  In this case, I was able to stick them on with a bit of nail glue and the curved back allowed enough contact with my nail for them to stay put.  :)  The pearls also seem to be firmly attached to the base.  I wore this manicure for a week and none of the pearls popped off even though I didn't topcoat over the bow with gel like I usually would.
Sweety Bowknot, Born Pretty Store Review, Pearl Bows

Here's another shot of the manicure.
Denim and Pearls, Sweety Bowknot, Born Pretty Store Review

And finally, a closeup of the bow itself since the contrast between the dark denim polish and the white bow doesn't photograph as well as I like.  You can see the detail much better here.  I had to play with the contrast on the photo a bit, so excuse the weird skin tone.  With the little rhinestone accents, these would be perfect for a wedding manicure too!
Sweety Bowknot, Born Pretty Store Review,  Pearl bow for nailart

Born Pretty also has a selection non-nail art items in a similar style to these bows. Click here to check them out. Be sure to check out some of Born Pretty Store's other nail art items too!  Use code MANYX31 for 10% off and free shipping. 

So, how about you?  Are you a denim and pearls kind of girl?  Or do you save your pearls for special occasions? 


*The bows featured in this post were provided by Born Pretty Store for my honest review.  This post uses Born Pretty Store and Amazon Affiliate links.  Purchases through these links generate commissions that help fund this site.


  1. Lovely mani! And I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that the bow held up for a week!

  2. This looks really lovely!

  3. Super cute. Glad you found the right bow for you.


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