Posts Tagged: Nail Art


20
Dec 12

Myleene Klass Nails: That’s a Wrap!

I’m always dubious when it comes to celebrity-endorsed products because I’m doubtful as to how much actual creative input the celebrity has, but when I was recently sent a set of Myleene Klass Nail Stickers I chose not to regard it with my usual cynicism.

Why? Because I once met Myleene Klass on a photoshoot while I was working as a lowly intern for a big women’s magazine and, erm, she complimented me on my hair. Yes, I really am that shallow. And yes, any excuse to shoehorn that experience into an article.

Anyway, being the sucker for compliments enthusiastic beauty writer that I am, once I received the Myleene Klass Nail Stickers I vowed I’d try them out. And, as can be seen below, that’s exactly what I’ve just done.

Myleene Klass Nail Stickers

Myleene Klass Nail Stickers

Sycophantic silliness aside, I always give my honest opinon on products here at Yesterface, and I can genuinely say that I’m impressed with this set. Despite the fact that nail stickers have recently become de rigeur, especially among celebrities like Rihanna, I’ve never tried them before; and although this was my first go, I found them extremely easy to use!

Applying the nail stickers took almost no time at all. Unlike nail varnish they don’t smudge or create any mess, and their detailed prints create an intricate and elegant finish that you simply can’t achieve by just using nail polish. I love this particular pattern, too. Very Klassy (geddit?).

The set includes 24 nail stickers, all of which come in different shapes and sizes, and a nail file which you can use to trim and perfect the stickers in order to suit the shape of your nails. In short, a fab product which would make a great gift, personal treat or stocking filler this Christmas. If I ever meet Myleene  Klass again I’ll be sure to compliment her on her nails…

Myleene Klass Nail Stickers are available to buy from JMLdirect.com and Debenhams for £5.99

Myleene Klass Nail Stickers

Anybody seen my nail file? (image: jmldirect.com)

 


15
Dec 12

Decorate your nails this Christmas with Nail Art by NPW

If you want fingernails that twinkle like fairy lights, glitter like tinsel and shimmer like a big fat bauble, then this Christmas I suggest you decorate your fingers with Nail Art!

The Nail Art range boasts a variety of colours, tools, textures and gems, all of which work together to create eye-catching 3D effects that will quite literally make your nails stand out. The full range costs between £2.50 and £9.95, and can be bought from Topshop, Selfridges, River Island, Accessorize, New Look and NPW.

If, like me, you’re a fan of doodling then you’ll delight with the Nail Art Party Pack. The kit contains a sparkly nail file, three glittery nail varnishes with built-in micro-nibs which you can use to design your own patterns, and a GEM WHEEL! (Yes, that actually excites me).

Nail Art Party Pack

Nail Art Party Pack

Using Nail Art reminds me of waking up one Christmas morning when I was a kid to find three pots of sparkly nail varnish in my stocking, with which I then proceeded to decorate my nails in the most garish manner possible. Thankfully that nail varnish has long worn off, but the novelty of painting my nails hasn’t, and if the same is true for you then you’ll love Nail Art products.

As can be seen below, I’ve been experimenting with the Nail Art Party Pack (£9.95), the Nail Art Glam Glitter Pens (£9.95) and the Nail Art Gem Wheel (£2.95). Though I should point out, the pink shade is by OPI (“I’m Indi-a mood for Love”), the caviar effect was created using Lilac Nail Candy by LCN, and beneath the mountain of blue hearts on my index finger is a fab multi-coloured, multi-layered nail lacquer by China Glaze (“It’s a trap-eze!”).

Nail Art OPI China Glaze

Nail Art, OPI, and China Glaze nail products

Despite the less than immaculate finish (in my defence, this was my first go) the Nail Art micro-nibs are really easy to use. I applied the gems with my fingers, but I suggest you use a pair of tweezers as this will ensure precision and reduce potential mess.

Also, as you can probably see, too many jewels can make your nails look gaudy, so use sparingly otherwise it’ll look as if a fairy’s exploded all over your hands. I think the Nail Art Party Pack would make a lovely gift this Christmas for your little sister, your arty friend, or even for yourself! So, what are you waiting for? Get decorating!

The Nail Art Gem Wheel from NPW

The Nail Art Gem Wheel from NPW

Yesterfact: Nail polish originated in China around 3000 BC and it’s thought that people in India started decorating their nails with henna around the same time. There’s also evidence that manicures took place in southern Babylonia as far back as 4000 years ago!

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