These come in a tiny bottle with a teeny weeny cute little funnel for putting the spare beads back in afterwards. I tipped the beads out into the plastic wrapping, and dipped my wet nail in.
Here are the black beads with Illamasqua Scorn. I love Scorn - this is one coat. I love the rubbery satin finish. I also really like how the black beads look like those jelly blackberry sweets you can get, the ones with teeny tiny crunchy balls all over them.
I wasn't happy with just the black though, so I painted alternate nails gold (Barry M Gold Foil) and added the gold beads.
I like how these pearls are very tiny. The beads I've tried previously (MUA) were a bit larger and bulkier. These are a lot neater and less lumpy.
What do you think?