Nail Ideas: Classy Studdicure

Erm, so yes, I don't really know what to name this post BUT let's not dwell on my lack of creativity and focus on these pretty studs instead:

I was browsing through the Born Pretty Store online when I chanced upon this set of studs and I knew I simply had to have it. There are 12 different kinds of studs - oh, just imagine the possibilities!

Of these, the donut / wheel stud caught my attention immediately. I haven't actually seen it being used before so naturally I had to try my hand at it and this is what I (finally) came up with:


A simple design with a silver donut/wheel stud and two black studs, one in the center of the silver donut/wheel stud and the other just below it. I started with two coats of Orly White Champagne - a beautiful shimmery white. Then, I topped it with a coat of Seche Vite and stuck the studs on it before the topcoat dries. I thought the donut/wheel stud stuck out a little at the edges but it was surprisingly firm on the nail. I didn't leave it on for too long though so I am not sure if it will last beyond a day.

To be honest, I am on the fence for this one. It looks a little strange close up but I think it looks rather classy at a distance - probably something I can wear to a semi-formal event?

What do you think of this manicure?

Just in case you are wondering, you can find this set of studs (Item ID: 4993) at the Born Pretty Store here. And it looks something like that:

It is such a convenient and neat way to keep the studs! All you have to do is to turn the plastic cover and position the hole over the studs that you want.

Here's a quick view of all the studs in their little compartments without the plastic cover:

Born Pretty Store also has a wide range of nail art products and provide free worldwide shipping! Feel free to quote "HDL91" for a 10% discount when you checkout:

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  1. Ooh, these are definitely added to my wishlist. I love the variety, and the look you did with them is super cute. :)

  2. Thank you Cathy!! I am really loving the variety too! :D

  3. Hey, what a super coincidence! I also just got my order of these studs from Born Pretty myself! :D Was wondering what to do with the donut studs, but your manicure just gave me a great idea. And Au Champagne is just lovely - why don't I have this in my collection? D: Must remedy it quickly!

  4. Oh wow!! That's really a coincidence indeed ;)
    Do share with me how you use the studs! There are just so many that I am a little overwhelmed by them all. lol!!
    Au Champagne is a must-have! A soft shimmery white that is totally wearable <3

  5. Will do! :D I'm thinking maybe the heart studs would make a great Queen of Hearts inspired mani. Not really sure what to do with the leaf-shaped ones, though :p

  6. oooh i do like the idea of a Queen of Hearts mani! Shall have to mull over it ;)