a special 4 pack exclusive of 'NailVinyls' from the US, available here. This year is also an insta fest so you can check out more pics on instagram using #picturepolish and you can follow my IG @reblr. There is also two parts to this blog fest. The first is a straight forward swatch and review of a supplied polish, no nail art, and the second task is to create a nail art project using the supplied Nail Vinyls and polish.
So first up here's piCture pOlish Midnite Meteor.
|With token lizard.|
|Taken indoors with flash.|
It's going to be great for nail art and I intend to test it for stamping.
|There was a full sheet of Nail Vinyls but I used a lot testing designs.|
|I can't wait for summer.|
We were instructed to create nail art featuring the Nail Vinyls using the supplied two colours and NO studs, stamping, decals, stickers, tape, acrylic paints or any other nail art, ie gradients and dots. We could use black and white polish if needed but these colours and the vinyls were to be the focus. My first inspiration was to do a gradient under the Vinyls. I think these colours would make a nice gradient but it wasn't an option so I'll save that idea for another day.
Nail Vinyls are basically vinyl stickers, used like striping or masking tape to stencil designs with polish. Easier to handle than striping tape and stronger than masking tape, with precut shapes to make stencil style nail art easier. You stick the vinyls on your nails, paint over with a coat of polish then peel them off while the polish is still wet, leaving behind your (hopefully) crisp clean shapes.
|yes that is a horribly stained ring finger nail.|
|My husband thinks this looks like a blue cockroach.|
So I slept on it. The next day I added another layer of chevrons using a rich one coat black I made myself.
|Even the reflections look zigzaggy.|
Hot Lips and Swagger are both beautiful colours and make great base colours for this kind of nail art but for Nail Vinyls a one coat colour would give much neater results. I'm going to use my remaining mini chevrons with Midnite Meteor.
You can find more information about Nail Vinyls here: