Thursday, July 26, 2018

BPS Dual-Ended Quartz Filled Cuticle Remover and Silicone Tool

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Greetings, dear readers! I hope you have been having a wonderful week! I am finishing up a few last minute things before I head out to Las Vegas for Cosmoprof North America this upcoming Sunday through Tuesday! If you aren't already, be sure to follow me on social media for updates and finding throughout the show! Of course I'll have a post up after I get back, but this way you can get early sneak peeks on what I've stumbled across and couldn't wait to share. Now on to today's post!

In my latest shipment from Born Pretty Store, I received this beautiful dual-sided tool! One end is a firm stone tool while the other is a soft silicone tool. It is meant for gently scraping back your cuticles, but I found the silicone side to be perfect to suit my nail art needs! 

As you can tell from these photos, my nails have a bit of a c-curve. This curving makes some techniques a little trickier. While simple stamping is pretty straightforward side-roll of the tool, applying stamped decals is trickier. The silicone side of this tool is the perfect solution to gently push the decals down to fit nicely along the curvature of my nails. Once I have finished with the placement, I can then switch to the firmer stone side and press it down along the intersection of the polish decal and my fingers. Once I have traced along the decal-finger interface with the stone edge, I flip the tool back over the the silicone side to retrace the line. With the slightest wiggle action, these steps break off the excess decal that can then easily be pulled off rather than having to do a harsher acetone cleanup.

Another nail art technique that is trickier for me due to my curved nail beds is when it comes to using nail vinyls. They just don't lay down very well when it comes to the edges of my nails, and I occasionally end up with polish sneaking under the lines and getting a less-crisp image than I prefer. The silicone end of this tool is fantastic as it allows me to firmly press the vinyls down onto my nail without having to worry about any residual oil residue transferring from my fingertips onto my nails or pressing a little to hard with my fingers and potentially denting my base polish.

Now that I have used this tool, I am wondering how I've managed without it previously! It seems so simple, and yet I've found the little things I would struggle with are no longer an issue for me.

It can be purchased from the Born Pretty Store here. Each dual sided tool retails for $2.39, although at the time of this post, it is marked down to $1.99. While there, be sure to check out the other items Born Pretty Store offers to suit your nail art needs.

You can also save 10% off full-priced items with discount code QWL91.

Other products used:

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer: Welcome to the Coast
Born Pretty Store: Colorful Fairy Tale
Ever After Polish: Mrs. Robinson
Glisten & Glow: Wedding Gown White
Young Nails Caption: Boho Bungalow stamping plate

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. Sounds like this double sided tool is perfect for your nail art! I just polished my nails and I was just thinking I needed a cuticle tool!

  2. That tool is perfect. I can't believe the price of it either. What a steal.

  3. Loving the nail art you created! That holo is amazing!

  4. That is such a fun nail art. I like it

  5. I've been using the Murad aging line and love it. During times of break out, this might suit my needs!

  6. This sounds like a great tool to have in your collection if you do your nails a lot or have tricky nails for nail art! I've been wanting to try something from Born Pretty and this might make its way into my cart.

  7. Oh that tool is awesome! I’m going to grab it next time! Love the end art

  8. I love the major accent nail, it looks so neat!

  9. I have a large C curve on my ring and pinky finger. I know exactly what you mean about some techniques being tricky to do because of it. I might have to pick this up.

  10. your stained glass nail is really pretty. Good tip for how to use those little rubber thingies.

  11. I love this tool, I have same. It’s quite good for burnish powders too. BornPretty have awesome stuff. Lovely mani.

  12. I really need this tool for decals and my curved nails! Another item to add to my next order!

  13. I've heard that they work well for applying the holo and chrome powders too - I never thought to use it for decals so that you don't smudge your nails or get oils on it! Genius!

  14. Beautifully done! I especially love the chevron details - it's one of my favorite nail art patterns


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