Friday, January 25, 2013

Nail Files - Week 56

I may have gone a little picture crazy with this week's nails. Just wanted to get that out there. If you don't want to deal with all of them, that's ok...I take no offense! Just skip on down to the bottom of this post to see the final product.

I found this about a month ago about DIY Nail Stickers (my words) and wanted to give it a try. I did some more research and discovered you could do the lovely marble look with it too. So that is what I went for using these:

Here's the finished product on the ziploc baggie:
The arrow is pointing to the tiny little dot of Riviting that I added for a bit of sparkle

I did this about two weeks ago just to see how it would work on the plastic bag. I liked what I saw so I kept it around for later use.

Sunday (or Monday) I decided to see if I could make it all work. After the polish dries (normally about 2-4 hours, from what I read, or a little longer. A day is recommended if you have time time), it should peel off easily. Mine did. Mine is also a little thicker than it should be as it was my first attempt and I kept having issues with the swirl so I kept adding colors. I don't recommend that!

Once you peel it off, cut it down to the shape of your nail. Since I was only using this as an accent, I only needed two. Obviously if you want more you have to do more. Another recommendation from me on that is do multiple swirls.

Then, paint your nails the color you want to be your base or whatever. I, for some reason, decided to use the white in the above picture. While the nail you want to use is still a little wet, apply your cut form like you would a nail sticker. The slightly wet nail allows it to attach better. I have no pictures for this part, sorry! Then, carefully, trip the edges. I then used some polish remover on an angled eyeliner brush to clean the edges more (as I didn't have anything to cut that close and I wasn't about to lob off a finger tip in the name of fashion). Top with a top coat and TAA-DAAA!!

Here's the finished look for the accent nail (again, the arrow is pointing to the little shimmer of Riviting at the end):

Here's the full look with Pure Ice Super Star on the other nails (not a fan).

Since I wasn't digging the shocking contrast of four white nails and one red/pink nail, I changed it up yesterday:

Much better, to me, with the Sinful Colors Gogo Girl on the other nails.

FYI...I did the white and marble on Sunday or Monday (I can't remember) and the marble "sticker" has kept longer than regular polish on my nail. With the new red on for the weekend, this will be great for family pictures on Sunday.

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Happy Friday, y'all!!



  1. That looks great Steph..pretty neat concept! Found you through The Nail Files link up.

    Happy Friday,

    Kali Now Living

  2. I had never heard of doing this! Came out really pretty!! I definitely like the red more than the white too!

  3. Oooh I love the last look! Great for Valentine's Day :)