Monday, 8 April 2013

Superdrug Finishing Touches Nail Stencils

After my stash post showing my nail art supplies (click here if you missed it), Squeakymom asked to see the heart nail stencils in action. I bought these in Superdrug over a year ago, but I'd never got round to using them. 
heart stencils 1 heart stencils 2
The pack has ten small plastic pieces with a heart shaped hole and a sticky back. The plastic is grey, so makes it easier to place on the nail than clear tape, because you can see where you're putting them.  I had been wearing Barry M's Christmas Gold foil polish today, so after work I added some stencils and added a couple of hearts using a pink creme. However, the pink wasn't opaque enough, so I put the stencils back and went over the pink hearts with OPI's Stay the Night liquid sand.
nail stencils 3
You can see on a couple of the nails where I just didn't quite get the second stencil lined up over the original heart. It's only visible in the real close up though. I wasn't a fan of the liquid sand on its own, but I love the contrast here between the shiny and the gritty polishes!
heart stencils 4
The stencils were really easy to use - there was no bleeding underneath, and if you were really careful you could possibly reuse them (although I expect the stickiness would wear off). The tape is stronger than sellotape and holds its shape well.  I like how the heart shape is very sharp and clear - I couldn't get such neat shapes doing this freehand.


I think these were £1.99 in Superdrug, although as I also have another product in the same range, I think I bought them on a 2-for-1 offer. Even so though, you only get ten per packet, so I don't think it's something I'd use frequently. They were very easy to use though, and quite effective looking I think.  

13 comments:

  1. They're cute! I once tried to diy something similar using a patterned punch on masking tape but the tape didn't punch cleanly enough.

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    1. Paper sticky label is what you need! Like address labels or something. That would work perfectly I think.

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  2. Ooh I like! I might try these

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    1. If I hadn't been rushing I'd have done something a bit more creative, but I was quite pleased with these.

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  3. these look useful! i always find it hard to paint symmetrical hearts!

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    1. They did make a very crisp shape. I will definitely pick up more if I see them on special offer.

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  4. They really work! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled in a decent sized Superdrug now for special offers, ours is tiny and rarely has anything worthwhile. The texture looks good in small doses too - adds some extra contrast.

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    1. Yep, they really really work! I don't think I'd pay full price for them, but Superdrug have so many special offers that I doubt I'd need to.

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  5. I really like the look of these but I tried something similar from Essence and ended up tearing the stencils when I used them.

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    1. Oh that's a shame! The plastic on these was pretty strong, it didn't tear of fall out of shape, even when I pulled it off my nails.

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  6. Cute! What a great idea, I love Superdrug!

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