Saturday, 29 December 2012

Rhinestone Skittles!

One of my Christmas presents was a couple of wheels of multicoloured nail gemstones! I was very excited about using them for the first time. I couldn't decide on a colour, so I went for lots of them!
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First I did a base coat of colour - these are Barry M Satsuma, Blood Orange, Blackberry and Cyan, and China Glaze Def Defying. Then using clear topcoat and a toothpick, I added the rhinestones, starting at the tip and working backwards. 
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I am so pleased with how these look! They're so shiny and sparkly, and keep catching the light as I move my hands. They weren't nearly as fiddly to apply as I expected, and it didn't take more than about half an hour.
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I've since added more topcoat over the stones to see if it will hold them on the nails a little longer. So far I've been wearing these for a few hours, and have been typing and making tea without losing any, so I'm hopeful!
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20 comments:

  1. This looks epic! I don't know if I have the patience to try this out myself though.

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    1. Thank you! I thought the same - but actually it didn't take nearly as long as I expected. Hence the slight messiness in places I'm sure!

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  2. You're way more efficient than me. I managed one accent nail for the Christmas party, and that took me the best part of an hour. That said, it was very early in the morning & I couldn't quite see straight yet. The green is fabulous.

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    1. Yes, I did require a magnifying glass for some of it. My eyes aren't what they were.

      I really like the green, far more than I thought I would.

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  3. Wow! Dazzletastic! You have way more patience than I would ever have! They look great!

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    1. Thank you! I feel as though I ought to be taking them out somewhere now. I'm not though.

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    1. Thanks! I was quite pleased with how they turned out.

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  5. Just recently started following you after seeing you mentioned on Grocery Gems. I am lucky enough to have a mother in law who is a nail tech so she has got me obsessed with nails too. I always love seeing other people's creations, these look so pretty!

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    1. Aw, thank you!

      I hope you get lots of free manicures! I am seriously considering doing a nail tech course, mostly so that I can get a trades discount in various suppliers...

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    2. Yes I do get quite a few freebies and I am also her guinea pig for any new things she is experimenting with which is just fine by me lol. You should do a course, like you say the discounts would come in handy although I think my mother in law finds ebay is just as cheap sometimes.

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    3. Lucky!

      Yes, I was thinking it would be nice to learn lots of new things and get ideas. I'm not sure I fancy touching other people's hands though...

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  6. The green is lovely! I like doing french tips using rhinestones on green polish. Its the only use I can really find for the colour green!

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    1. Thanks! I hadn't thought of using rhinestones to make French tips, that's a good idea, thanks!

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  7. Wow! They look amazing. They remind me of old fashioned fruit gums when they had the nobbly bits.

    (I still haven't got an account yet)

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    1. Get an account! Then you can follow me. I know what you mean about nobbly bits, I've always been a fan.

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    1. Make sure you let us know how it goes!

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