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Nail Deco Of The Week #99 / Tutorial / Review

8 Nov

Soooo, Veronica of Mariposa Allure has kindly sent me some nail foils to try out!

I’ve never used stickers that covered my entire nail bed before, just small ones like a flower or something. I’m sure most of you have heard of MINX nail foils or Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects nail stickers.. well these are like those. 🙂

Step 1. Basic nail prep: Remove oils / old nail polish. They also sent me a cuticle stick and a mini nail file to use. I recommend that you leave the nail file for filing off the sticker later as oppose to shaping your nail during prep because these are disposable files! So if you use it for prep, then you might not have any left for the application (that is, unless you have spares of course).

Mariposa Allure recommends that you apply 1 base coat for optimal application.

Step 2: Peel off a nail foil and fit it onto your nail bed like so.

Don’t know about if I have really big nail beds or something but the largest one did not fit all the way for my thumb.  I was actually kind of intimidated by how big the largest sticker was, funny how it turned out to be too small!

Step 3: File off the excess sticker.

Sadly, all of the stickers were too small for me, however the gaps aren’t noticeable unless you’re looking for it

Step 4: Finish off with a top coat.

These were fun, and it is certainly a fast way to get a cute (and intricate!) mani. I believe the entire process took about 8-10 minutes? Veronica had mentioned to me before sending the stickers that she was working on the thumb nail sizes, but I’m not sure when they will be releasing new products. Each sheet comes with 20 stickers, so if you have smaller nail beds you can probably find one that fits you perfectly.

I can imagine that you can do lots of fun things with these stickers…like cutting out shapes! French manis with a twist perhaps? 🙂

Like I mentioned before, I’ve never tried nail foil stickers for my entire nail bed before! I wonder if Sally Hansen’s foils would also be too small for me? I should probably mention that konad stamps (that are meant to fit the entire nail bed) are also too small for me. 😛

Has anyone else tried nail foils before?


Nail Deco Of The Week #90

31 Mar

franken’d coral pink

china glaze – white on white

sephora by OPI – worth my weight

…. also have been playing with a microglitter topcoat! 🙂

borghese – cristallo shimmer s over china glaze – white on white

borghese – cristallo shimmer s over china glaze – recycle


Nail Deco Of The Week #86

13 Mar

china glaze – atlantis
china glaze – turned up turquoise
art deco – silver

Review / Mini Tutorial

3 Dec

Hey guys!

So the kind people from BORN PRETTY have sent me a couple of products to try out!

in the picture: half pearl rounds, sweet desserts mini clay nail art deco, adhesive stripe stickers, mini metal ball decos.


I really like these tapes! They’re stick in the back so you can apply them easily. The tricky part is knowing the length of how much to cut, so I just use a generous amount and trim it to fit.

snip snip!

They are also quite handy for french styled mani’s! 🙂 Oh, and don’t forget the topcoat at the end. Alsooo, remember to fold the end of the tape over when you’re done cutting a strip because it can be quite difficult finding the end for such thin tapes!

Nail Art Colorful Half Pearls Decoration Set for Nail starting at $2.84

These are tinier pearls, and for some reason the colors don’t match up to the stock photos? The pearls themselves are quite nice and you get a lot for under $3, but the blue pearls confused me?

3 Sizes Nail Art Pearl Rhinestone Decoration + Wheel starts at $4.14

Half pearls! 🙂 Nothing bad to say about these. The white ones come in 3 sizes, here’s a picture of the largest size on my nails:

I usually just stick on my half round pearls to my nail polish when my nail polish is half dried (so it’s tacky) 😀 Then I just finish it with a top coat and it stays just fine.

12 Cute Desert Candy Nail Art Applique Nail Art Craft Decoration staring at $3.41

These are soooo cute!!! They’re super tiny and are made out of polymer clay so they are still slightly flexible when they’re shipped to you.

size comparison

more size comparisons

12 Colors 3D Steel Ball Glitter Nail Art Decoration starting at $5.41

I was actually pretty disappointed by these. The size and shape of the balls are inconsistent:

They are also much smaller than the steel balls that I usually buy at Daiso Japan:

Hmm I tried to find alternative uses for the balls.. like my using it the same way i would with loose glitter..

paint nail & dip in beads

Anyway, overall I’m pretty happy with their products. The steel balls were the only thing that I disliked 😛

Oh! And one last thing, BORN PRETTY is offering a 10% off discount till Dec 31, 2010~

The coupon code is: OPENTENOFF

nail deco of the week #52

25 May




Did my nails for prom! 🙂 I used nail stickers that my friend Amy gave me~~

My dress is in the background (and there’s the candle souvenir that they pass out too!) ^_^

♥ Tips: China Glaze – “let’s do it in 3d” layered over Sally Hansen “black out”

♥ Dots: Wet ‘n’ Wild – French white creme

♥ Glitter line: LA colors ART DECO – silver glitter

nail deco of the week #50

10 May

essie – sag harbor

i’m so happy! 🙂 i’ve been wanting this color for a longgg time. i’ve noticed that i get a lot of compliments from strangers on the street when i wear blues or greens, lol.

decided to add some nail stickers 🙂

nail deco of the week #49

27 Apr




sinful – daddy’s girl

the purple is actually darker! don’t know why it showed up like that-

my camera has always had trouble picking up purple accurately >.<

oh, and may be it had to do with the red sweatshirt that i was wearing! (red reflected off my shirt)