Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nailing It

Nothing like a good old nail fad to get everybody going- nail art pens.... glitter.... duo-chrome.... OPI collections.... yeah you know I'm right. And now it's the nail beads/caviar whatever you want to call them. Naturally, because I'm a bit slow on the uptake, I couldn't get the ones I wanted straight up, which FYI were these MUA ones in Scorpio which cost £2 RRP, but that I ended up having on a recent 3 for 2 offer.

I had horrid visions of mess, chipping, general frustration and frankly... ineptitude.

BUT- girl done good. 

This is day 2 of wear, and with only a small number missing from the tip, I'm impressed by that. 

I use a cheapo black base coat, then an old top coat which has gone ever so slightly sticky, and sprinkled the  'constellations' from the funnel thingy onto the wet top coat. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of mess, and having followed the instructions, how well covered my nail was. 

I gave my very on trend (ahem) accent nail a bloody huge drips healthy coat of top coat to seal, and be warned, as the packaging does say, that this will mute the colours a little. I can't imagine every day life treating these very kindly without though, so I think it would be party/function nights only to brave without a topcoat, and I think they still look lovely with the topcoat.

Not bad for a £2 novelty that I was fully expecting to spend the rest of the year rolling about cluttering up my nail box and/or that I'd be finding for months in my clothes/shoes/washing machine.  

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