Lilac bow nail art

I love 3D nail art, but so far I’ve been using only rhinestones and fimo flowers to decorate my nails with. Now I have something new to show you – a nail design with cute bowknots :)

Lilac bowknots on nails

I got the bowknots from the Born Pretty Store. In the set there are 24 bows, or 12 pairs. It’s good that each bowknot has a pair, because this way you can use them on accent nails on both hands :) Moreover, some of the bows of different colors can be combined in one manicure as they are of the identical shape.

It’s really easy to use such bows. For the design I simply stuck the bow to the nail with a drop of a fast dry top coat… and that was it :) I wore the lilac bows on both hands, and they stayed all right the whole day. Of course I was careful when washing my hands, or putting a coat on, or looking for keys in my handbag, but most of the time it was as if I had a regular manicure. In the evening when I came home, I dripped a tiny drop of nail polish remover under the bows, and that was enough to take them off.

Here’s a close up of the box with some of the bows inside:

3D resin bows for nail art

And now about the polishes :) The lilac purple base here is Sally Hansen Violet Voltage. In the pics the polish looks like a creme, but it’s only because there was not enough lighting when I was taking the photos. In reality Violet Voltage has a fine pink simmer that is slightly visible in the sun and artificial lighting.

The violet glitter on the tips is from Sally Hansen again, it’s called Supernova and I must say I like it a lot. Supernova is a combo of one size blue and purple glitter in a clear base. The polish is fairly sparse, for a decent opacity it needs more than 3-4 coats.

3D bow knot nail art

The stamping is done with Konad plate m50 and OPI Mod About You. The OPI deserves a post of its own, so a review on the pink creme is coming sometime soon.

Lilac nail art with 3D bow

Overall, for the lilac nail art with the 3D bows I needed:

  • Sally Hansen Violet Voltage – base color
  • Sally Hansen Supernova – purple & blue glitter
  • OPI Mod About You – light pink creme for stamping
  • Konad m50 plate
  • Lilac bows with rhinestones
  • Clear top coater

Lilac glitter nail art with stamping

It may look like an unusual way to decorate your nails with, but I’m very happy about the bows. Like I said I had the lilac bows on my nails for the whole day and I didn’t feel uncomfortable about it. It’s a girly look, a bit light minded and absolutely fun! Once in a while it’s great to do a nail art like this one :)

One more thing I’d love to mention is the size of the bows. The width of the lilac bows that you can see on my nails here is 1 cm, so they are fairy big and therefore look better on long nails.

The lilac 3D bows I used for the nail art can be found in the Born Pretty online store. The price is $3.51 per 1 set of bows with free worldwide shipping. Each set includes 12 pairs of bowknots, so in total you’ll get 24 colorful bows in a plastic box.
Don’t forget that if you use the code MARIX31 during checkout you will receive 10% off your purchase. The code works for all products in the shop, and there’s no expiration date for it.

Thank you for reading, I hope you liked the design! xxx

*The bows set was sent to me for review

10 Comment

  1. Such a beautiful manicure! The bow look lovely on you!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Ina! I really enjoyed wearing the bows :)

  2. It’s a super feminine and delicate mani – so beautiful!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      I’m glad you liked it Maria :) I know the mani is perhaps not for everyday, but it’s something fun to do, and it would make a great unique party look :)

  3. bows are a little too big for me but I love the rest of the manicure :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Yes, the size of the bows can actually be a problem for those who don’t like to wear long nails, being 1 cm in width they can practically cover the whole nail, and that won’t look too good. Apart from that the bows are a lovely nail art accessory, unusual and eye catchy :)

  4. The design is very beautiful and the bow is so cute. ^^

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Roxy! This lilac bow with a rhinestone is cute indeed. I enjoyed wearing them, and I’m sure I’ll do more manicures using the bows of the set :)

  5. Anutka says: Reply

    I still have not graduated to such big bows, but I really like how it looks in this mani! Beautiful :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      At first I was surprised to see how big the bows are when I received them, but then I tried them and saw they are not that bad at all. They can make a great accent in a mani :)

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