It's funny how every festive season I tell myself I want to do something special or 'in theme' but in the end always reach for whatever I feel like and it's often not festive or special at all!
This time I was really trying to come up with a pretty combination for Chinese New Year and was settled on Kas's recommendation of Orly's Wild Wisteria and Inglot's flakies over. However, there was a sudden change of plans...
I chanced across this particular design in Sally Hansen's Salon Effects range while I was at Watsons and wanted it for a CNY manicure. I've always been interested to try these nail stickers out but didn't fancy their other designs, until I saw this!
It was my first attempt at sticker nails and I had just finished it, like just. So if anything went wrong or I messed up, I'll probably be up all night doing a backup manicure.
Thankfully, all went as planned and honestly these weren't as hard as I had imagined. I was honestly quite afraid of a screw up but the nail stickers are maneuverable and easy to shift around till you get perfection.
Each pack comes with 2 packs of nail stickers (4 pairs in each pack), emery board/nail buffer, cuticle stick and instructions.
Here's the 'work station' I set up for myself after clearing the dining table of the sinful dinner.
China Glaze's For Audrey is there because I used it on my toes.
I opened up one pack and mid-way through realized that it was only 4 pairs. Somehow I missed out the '16 nail stickers' on the front of the box. Not wanting to open up the other pack just for 2 nails (because once unsealed you have to use them pretty soon) I decided to improvise.
The random 'block' color is OPI's Baby it's "Coal" Outside.
I'm actually still marveling at how the nail stickers look on, they feel very thin and almost as if someone had painted a design like that thinly over my nails.
I opted to spam a little Seche Vite's Fast Dry Topcoat over it, mainly around the edges in hopes of prolonging it's wear. I'm not the most careful with protecting fancy nail designs so if these can last me past the first 3 days of CNY, I'm glad.
I'm not doubting the nail sticker, more of myself.
I like the balance of OPI's Baby it's "Coal" Outside against the nail stickers, at least it prevents everything from being too 'busy' looking.
Enough of me sharing, what do you have on your nails for Chinese New Year?
Thanks for reading!