Monday, February 18, 2013

Post Valentine Detox Nails- Studs Baby!

After about a month of pink and red cutesy nails, I thought you might all be in need of a more edgy design!
Today I have for you my first mani using studs :D
I was really excited to try this out because I have seen these everywhere on the internet. However, none of my local nail shops carried them >_< which is why it has taken me so long to jump on this awesome train...
But now, I have studs, so many studs! and here is what I did with them



Flash picture to show the subtle shimmer stripe :)


Wet n Wild in Black Creme
 L'Oreal in Owl's Night (stripe)
Studs from The Born Pretty Store 
All sealed up with a thick coat of Seche Vite


So after 3 days of stud-y nails, I've noticed that these don't hold up all that well. I had 1 mini-round stud fall off the morning after I did them, a square one fell off 24 hours later, and the remaining studs are starting to fade to silver... Maybe I didn't use the right kind of topcoat, or maybe this is the kind of mani that requires nightly TC application. I don't know, I suppose I will have to try again.

However, even though they don't stay on too well, I think they are completely worth it! The shine off these bad boys was incredible! People had no choice but the notice my nails haha! Consequently, I received quite a few compliments on these. Next time I will stick to the silver studs to avoid the color rubbing off part, but then again, maybe a thicker top coat could have avoided that entirely?

If you are looking for your own studs, and who isn't really ;) I received mine from The Born Pretty Store.
The little wheel box had tons of little shapes, in both silver and gold, making it the perfect starter kit to studs!

At less than $5, it is a pretty darn good bargain. You can click the picture to be taken directly to the product page and as always, feel free to use my coupon code to get 10% off your order.

Have you ever used nail art studs before? What did you use to "glue" them down?

Until next time ^_^

*The product in this post was provided to me for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information*

4 comments :

Jenna Froggy said...

Awesome mani! I love the studs, but can never get them to look right on me :D

Marias Nail Art said...

That's a cool studded mani!

Samantha said...

Thank you Jenna!

Samantha said...

aww thanks Maria ^_^

Monday, February 18, 2013

Post Valentine Detox Nails- Studs Baby!

After about a month of pink and red cutesy nails, I thought you might all be in need of a more edgy design!
Today I have for you my first mani using studs :D
I was really excited to try this out because I have seen these everywhere on the internet. However, none of my local nail shops carried them >_< which is why it has taken me so long to jump on this awesome train...
But now, I have studs, so many studs! and here is what I did with them



Flash picture to show the subtle shimmer stripe :)


Wet n Wild in Black Creme
 L'Oreal in Owl's Night (stripe)
Studs from The Born Pretty Store 
All sealed up with a thick coat of Seche Vite


So after 3 days of stud-y nails, I've noticed that these don't hold up all that well. I had 1 mini-round stud fall off the morning after I did them, a square one fell off 24 hours later, and the remaining studs are starting to fade to silver... Maybe I didn't use the right kind of topcoat, or maybe this is the kind of mani that requires nightly TC application. I don't know, I suppose I will have to try again.

However, even though they don't stay on too well, I think they are completely worth it! The shine off these bad boys was incredible! People had no choice but the notice my nails haha! Consequently, I received quite a few compliments on these. Next time I will stick to the silver studs to avoid the color rubbing off part, but then again, maybe a thicker top coat could have avoided that entirely?

If you are looking for your own studs, and who isn't really ;) I received mine from The Born Pretty Store.
The little wheel box had tons of little shapes, in both silver and gold, making it the perfect starter kit to studs!

At less than $5, it is a pretty darn good bargain. You can click the picture to be taken directly to the product page and as always, feel free to use my coupon code to get 10% off your order.

Have you ever used nail art studs before? What did you use to "glue" them down?

Until next time ^_^

*The product in this post was provided to me for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information*

4 comments :

Jenna Froggy said...

Awesome mani! I love the studs, but can never get them to look right on me :D

Marias Nail Art said...

That's a cool studded mani!

Samantha said...

Thank you Jenna!

Samantha said...

aww thanks Maria ^_^