There comes a time when polish is not enough. And for me, the cure was nail jewelry. I’ve seen some pretty gorgeous 3D nail art from some seriously talented nail artists, and I loved how gorgeous they looked, so I took the plunge and ordered some from my new favorite Etsy shop, Hex Nail Jewelry. I’m in love – check these out!
For these nails, I used Julep Hayden and Shenae. I created the dots with a small dotting tool. The best way for me to apply the bow was to put a small amount of nail glue on it, wait for it to get tacky, and place it on my nail using a toothpick. If you have nail tweezers, I’d suggest using those. I used a top coat over it (Julep Freedom Topcoat or Butter London Hardware) and it stayed in place until I took it off – about four days!
I received this pegasus (and the below seashell) from the wonderful ladies in Long Beach of Hey, Nice Nails! (thank you again!). I’m obsessed with it – it’s just a little bit of whimsy and bling for an otherwise simple manicure. Here I used China Glaze Mimosas Before Manis, a gorgeous bright coral for spring and Orly High On Hope on the accent finger. I need to do a full manicure with High On Hope – it’s a perfect deep blue with a goldish purply fleck. It’s amazing.
This is the current manicure that I have on today – I was thinking about my friends and family on the east coast in the snow and wanted to send them a little west coast beachy sun! This is Butter LONDON Kerfluffle, a pretty light coral and Fiver, a light sea foam mint with West End Wonderland sponged on the sides with a triangle make up sponge. The studs on my ring finger are from BornPrettyStore.com,
What do you think? Would you try them? Do you love a little extra bling on your nails? What’s your favorite look? Let me know in the comments!