a picture of the Nymph nail set from the Fashionista Nails website
outdoors, shade (left hand)
indoors, artificial light (left hand)
outdoors, sunlight (right hand)
Aren't they gorgeous? The instructions recommend a silver base (Sally Hansen Celeb City), so that's what I used, but I'm planning on using GOSH Holographic as a base for my other set, Fortune. Lacquered Lizard used Nfu Oh #61 as a base for one finger in this post, and I think it looks absolutely amazing! I'm absolutely loving these, and other people are too - I've gotten a ton of compliments on my nails in the past two days! I want to see how long these will wear, but I think I want to try that with the second set, because my application wasn't quite perfect with these - you can see that it looks like I have tipwear on some nails, but that's actually because I was too aggressive with filing the ends off the decals. I'll try and do some swatching this weekend so I'll have something to keep you all entertained while I wear Fortune.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the price on these. They're $10, which is comparable to Sally Hansen and other nail polish strips. I feel like this is worth mentioning because I am not willing to pay $10 for the SH strips - I feel like most of the designs are something I can replicate fairly well, some of the designs are grainy, and they're a bit tricky to apply. I don't want to pay $10 for that. Fashionista Nails, on the other hand, I would be willing to pay $10 for, because they're much easier to apply, the designs (at least this one and the ones featured on Lacquered Lizard) are crisp on the nail, and I could not replicate the designs with nail art. So anyway, that's my two cents. Also, I wasn't going to list some of the ones I'm hoping to buy when I have some spending money (someday, hopefully :/), but then I realized that would be a very long list, so I'll spare you. Anyway, that's all for today! My vocal solo and ensemble perform at districts tomorrow, and I'm going to be there all day for two performances...so I may be painting my nails in my downtime. I'm sure I won't be doing homework. ;P Until next time!