I hope your weekend has treated you well. Mine has been very relaxing and I got a bit lazy, so I figured it was the perfect time to try out the Gel Nail Art Stamps the Bundle Monster sent me to review. Here is what they look like:
The come in a package of 8. Four designs, 2 of each design. You have to cut out the design to the size of your nail. Its great because I got all 5 nails with one stamp! Now, you may have to use both if you have larger/longer nails then me - which is totally possible. Mine are little stubs right now.
For these 2 looks, I used the "Wallpaper" Gel Art Stamp Stickers. They sent me 3 additional sets to play with, but I will show you those designs in a bit. First, I want to explain what these are and how they work.
First of all, they really work best over gel polish, BUT - I really don't see why it wouldn't work on a regular coat of white polish that is top coated. I will have to test that out.
Step 1: Paint your nails with a white base. (gel or lacquer). For mine, I used Bundle Monster white gel from their Gel Basics Collection. You can find it here.
Step 2: Get some water in a bowl, and a cotton ball.
Step 3: Decide which design you want to use. If you are like me, this may be the hardest step. :)
Step 4: Cut the sticker to the size of your nail - the closest you can get.
Step 5: Remove the plastic film covering the design, then place the image on your nail, pressing down to try to get it set on your nail as much as possible. (Think temporary tattoo, but for you finger nails, it is the same thing - like exactly. You are just putting the design on your nail instead of skin.)
Step 6: Dip your cotton ball in the water and place onto the backside of the design. Hold it there for 30 seconds or so or until the paper starts to slide off the design.
Step 7: Remove the paper and pat it carefully down with your finger. Clean up the edges with acetone based nail polish remover and a q-tip or a clean up brush. (My favorite is ELF Concealer brush.)
Step 8: Top coat these gorgeous babies!
And VIOLA! Beautiful nails that I didn't have to sit and paint for an hour - because as I mentioned above. I was lazy this weekend. Heeheehee.
Here are the other designs I received. I look forward to using these ones too!
|This one is called Sepia and is $2.50 and you can get it here.|
|This one is called Love and is $2.20 and you can get it here.|
|This one is called Kaleidoscope, is $2.50 and you can get it here.|
I hope you enjoyed this post. I thought these were very fun and easy to use! Which look do you like? Would you be willing to try out this kind of nail art? If you decide to try, these can be found on BundleMonster.com.
Thanks for reading!