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Nail Deco Of The Week #110 / Review

16 Jul

Jackie of http://www.jackie.jamberrynails.net kindly sent me these designs to try:

Andrea of http://www.LoveUrNails.JamberryNails.com has sent me blue & red fish to try.

For those who have not tried nail stickers before, they are very easy to use! These Jamberry ones require heat to adhere to the nail properly. The consultants explained that using a hair dryer is the quickest and easiest way to do it! So what you do is you blow dry the nail stickers for about 15 seconds and then you apply the stickers to your nail and file away the excess.

Unlike other nail stickers that I’ve tried, these ones do not require a top coat.

It is important to heat up the stickers before you apply them! I only put them under my hairdryer for around 5-7 seconds thinking that it’d be enough but the nail stickers fell off after 1 hour. I tried again for around 10 seconds (I know, I really need to be more patient!) and they started peeling off the very next day.

My most recent attempt followed the instructions correctly (15 seconds under the hairdryer) using these cute chevron stickers that Adriane of http://ajolly.jamberrynails.net sent me.

The application was smoother, but still some very tiny parts that I couldn’t even out. There was still tip wear after a day for me. Does this happen to anyone else? I don’t know if it’s due to the curvature of my nail or whatever? I should also mention that I hand wash dishes!

OVERALL:

Pros: Fun designs, quick, easy, does not harm the nails, easy removal (peels off)

Cons: Does not last that long, many size options but nothing fits my thumb perfectly (to be fair, nail stickers pretty much never fit my nails perfectly)

Summary: I did not like using these as stickers for my entire nail. I find that they start to wear off at the tips too quickly. I’d use them for half or part of my nails though! Maybe by cutting out a stripes or something. They stick on pretty well, just not at the tips. There are also a huge selection of designs to choose from. If you’re interested, contact the ladies listed above! :)

Nail Deco Of The Week #81

29 Aug

color club – wild at heart

color club – fashion addict

Nail Deco Of The Week #77

26 Jun

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borghese – cristallo shimmer over opi – tickle my france-y
milani – good morning sunshine
china glaze – awakening

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one last picture… hehe my cousin’s nail :D

Nail Deco Of The Week #73

16 May


china glaze – agent lavender
wet ‘n’ wild – lavender pearlescent
art deco – white

nail deco of the week #48

21 Apr



wet ‘n’ wild – red red
wet ‘n’ wild – french white creme
sally hansen – black out

ladybugs! ♥

nail deco of the week #47

14 Apr


china glaze – passion
stripe rite – silver

week #20’s tutorial

7 Apr

As requested by Lucy, here is a tutorial for week #20’s deco!

what i use:

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* sally hansen – black out

* nail star – holo silver

* chinaglaze – for audrey

* wet ‘n’ wild – french creme

* paperclips

* scrap paper

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step 1: do all your basic nail prep (base coat etc)

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step 2: paint your base color coat of course! pictured is 2 coats of chinaglaze’s “for audrey” (my fave color!!)

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step 3: paint your tips! doesn’t have to be perfect, you can hide minor boo-boos later with a line of glitter.

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step 4: paint a stripe down the middle. if you are doing your other nails without the stripe down the middle, just skip over to step6.

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step 5: using your dotting tool, make dots along the sides of the stripe.

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in this tutorial, i am using a paperclip as my dotting tool. :) you can buy professional dotting tools from sally’s or ebay. i find that toothpicks, paperclips, etc work just fine. just use whatever works best for you!

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step 6: using your dotting tool (i’m using the other end of my paperclip), make dots in areas that do not have any decorations already.

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step 7: paint your line of glitter.

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step 8: make dots on the tips too.

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step 9: dots down the middle stripe (buttons!).. or crosses if you want it to look like a corset!

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and finish off with a topcoat! ta-da! you’re done. :)

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