You're probably sick of me saying this but I shall say it again anyway just as a reminder. Nail posts will be very limited on my blog because my workplace doesn't allow nail polish and for me it's a hassle applying and removing nail polish after only a few days of wear.
Here I will show you a NOTD that I prepared earlier:
It is honestly not the prettiest thing - I was only playing around with patterns
Rhinestones for nails are typically stored in a rhinestone wheel (hint: I will be including one in my upcoming giveaway - stay tuned for that!) however those in the same wheel are all the same size. Rhinestones vary in width (1, 2, 3mm etc.) and thanks to the Viva La Nails Sample Pack #3 I got last year, I was able to try various rhinestone diameters.
The colours of the rainbow :)
To receive the Viva La Nails Sample Pack #3, all I needed to do was pay for shipping so technically these are 'free'. They are out of stock now but if you are a blogger/YouTuber, you could try requesting for their first sample pack of nail stickers which are available.
I think back when I did take these pictures, I had work commitments so what I did was use double-sided sticky nail adhesive for false nails to allow for quick and efficient removal.
French nail tips~ simple yet pretty in my opinion
On top I added two coats of Essie nail polish in the shade 'Van D'go' and chose the gold and silver rhinestones as I figured that they would complement the pink polish shade well.
Can you recognise what I used to place the rhinestones in? Hehe
I randomly grabbed the lid of one of my eyelash box sets to use as my little cardboard container for my rhinestones. It's a suitable size and the sides prevent the rhinestones from falling out. To pick up the rhinestones, a dotting pen is the common tool to use but since I don't have one, I used a pair of tweezers.
I used a combination of the rhinestone sizes on my nails. I'll describe the patterns:
Pinky finger: Princess Diana/Kate engagement ring (I'll explain soon)
Ring finger: Diagonal bottom half
Middle finger: Diagonal line
Index finger: Nail tip
Thumb: Bottom third of the nail
I know, my descriptions make very little sense but yeah... I don't know how to phrase them better :( I hope they are still understandable... at least vaguely.
About the one I did on my pinky finger, it was originally a pattern of a flower however I had a more detailed look at it and then I got reminded of the engagement ring worn by Princess Diana and Princess Kate.
Is it similar? Haha I should have used a dark blue rhinestone but oh well, too late now!!
Sadly I'm really not an arty/craft person hence my nail art never looks amazing and I rarely decorate my nails anyway, including the times where I am not restricted to do so (work-related). Usually it's just the one shade of nail polish on my nails with nothing else. I feel that the effort put into nail decorating goes to waste if it doesn't end up looking nice =[
If you're not (nail) artistic like me, then I guess you could find other uses for these rhinestones. They're definitely not limited to nail usage.... you can use them to bling up your stuff! Again that sort of requires a lot of time and patience. Don't worry though, I reckon that around 90% of blinged products end up looking pretty afterwards. I am always captivated by sparkliness *__*
Questjen of the week:
How would you use rhinestones to decorate your nails?
I quite like the pattern on my ring finger - good use of rhinestones and the nail polish colour can still be clearly seen :)
♥ Jen xx