Today I’m back with a Nail Art Society post! I’m sure you’ve been wondering where my NAS posts have been… No worries, I haven’t left! There sadly were some shipping problems and delays these past few months so I only got my kits today. I’ll be posting my looks over the next few days and weeks. Starting with the Febrauary kit today which is called Shattered Glass & Diamond Nails.
In this kit subscribers received:
- ORLY nail polish in Pointe Blanche
- ORLY Instant Artist in Grape (water based)
- White mylar flakies
- Purple diamond loose glitter
As always the kit comes with a card that provides some ideas and suggestions on how to use this kit, and an orange wood stick which I like to use to pick up the decorations. The gorgeous nails and photos on the card are by the talented Californails.
This is the look I created with my kit! On my pointer finger and pinkie I used the ORLY Instant Artist striper in Grape and the ORLY Pointe Blanche nail polish. The latter is a French manicure polish and comes with a smaller size brush. It’s similar to the type of brush you’d get in an Essie mini for example. It’s easy to use for detailing but you’re also able to paint your entire nail. The formula was nice and easy to work with and coverage was two coats. As for the Instant Artist striper, I’m sure it’s no secret that these are my favourite stripers of all time. ♥ The water based formula is a dream to work with and never gets goopy (and if it does, all you need to do is add a few drops of water!).
On my middle finger I added two rows of the diamond shaped purple glitter. It came in a baggie which was less than ideal but I carefully transferred it to a small jar. I always have a few of those lying around as they always come in handy. On my ring finger I individually placed the clear mylar flakies as a base, then added two coats of Seche Vite to smooth everything out. Then I freehanded a diamond pattern using the ORLY Instant Artist and added some details with ORLY Pointe Blanche. It turned into a stained glass/mermaid-y type of design. I really love it!
Hope you like my look! I had a lot of fun playing with this kit. I really loved the ORLY products and I will definitely be using them a lot in the future. The decorations are nice too, especially the diamond glitters. All in all a nice kit that is pretty versatile.
Even though this kit was sent out in February, you can still purchase it from the Nail Art Society shop. Kits are $11.95 + shipping. Right now they are still US-only but I hope they will expand soon! Keep your eyes peeled…