Monday, June 25, 2012

Stud Nail Art

I received these 4mm silver studs from Born Pretty to review. I immediately knew I wanted to recreate Rebecca's nail art that she did in gold. 
The blue is Sally Hansen Insta Dri Blue Away. The ring finger is OPI Crown Me Already topped with Milani Jewel FX Silver.

You can get these studs here for $5.84. They are SO easy to work with. They come in a resealable plastic bag. I stuck them down on my still-wet topcoat and they are good to go!

I tried to catch this angle of my thumb so you can see that they lie quite flat. The corners don't lift and get snagged. :) I only had a little trouble on my pinky because that nail is the narrowest. Even that nail isn't too bad that it bothers me. Once the studs were placed I put one more layer of topcoat on top.


Then I tried another look with the studs lined up along the nail. This proved tricky because my nails weren't exact matches. For the studs that were hanging off, I clipped them with nail clippers. The aluminum they are made with is very soft and easy to cut. Cutting it like that, pulled it off of my nail, so I put it back down with a drop of nail glue. I figured it would likely catch and snag, needing some extra protection.

The polish here is Essie Tour De Finance.


The studs lasted one entire day before I lost the one closest to the free edge of my pointer finger. A casualty was had for the sake of turning my iPhone to silent mode.... Then I proceeded to pick them all off, just because that's what I tend to do.

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22 comments:

  1. i loved Rebecca's mani and you did an awesome job at recreating it. The light blue gives it a while new look :) I recently ordered 2mm square studs, I can't wait to get them!

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  2. The first design is so great, I'd like to try something like this!)

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  3. I really love the first one, it looks great!

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  4. Loved the blue! I recently decided to try doing art on my nails as well and have to admit is addicting. I have a question: what do you use to clean your brushes and how do you clean them?

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    1. Always plain acetone. I just have a small glass dish that I pour some in and swirl my brush around. Then I wipe it off with a paper towel. If it's still soiled, I just repeat until its clean! :)

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  5. ohh,so pretty!!like the blue better :) I think I will buy metal studs too!

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  6. Very pretty with the studs, unique! Love the blue polish!

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  7. I really want these now. I'm envisioning an entire nail covered with those studs.

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  8. Love them, especially the blue one!

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  9. Oh this looks so fun! I haven't tried doing anything like this but want too!

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  10. beautiful! i like seeing how flat they lay, that has been a big question i've had in terms of whether or not I wanted to try these, so thanks for that view!

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  11. I love the look of the studs!!! especially on the pink

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  12. Love it!! I will try to find something like this as well, because it looks so cool!

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  13. I like more blue combination :D it's so modern and great!

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  14. Studs are so stylish and edgy, I'm definitely a fan:D Love your design!

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