Cosmetics and nail polish - and the life of a mom just trying to keep it together.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nail Candy Love Letter set art+review

Hi all! Did you guys enjoy the looooong blogaversary celebration? Sheesh - 7 giveaways is a lot. I'm sorry to all who entered and didn't win. But you guys know I like sharing things, so sometimes giveaways just happen out of the blue :) BUT today!! Oh today...I have for you an amazing product! You guys know how much I suck at nail art, right? How I struggle? Well, these...well, I call them polish sticks, have completely changed that! I'm actually pulling off some really great nail art the past few days! All I needed was the right tools :)


Nail Candy. Quite possibly the best thing to happen to nail art on my blog. But what makes it so special? Each of these polish sticks have 4 different things you can utilize. What? Yes! There is a regular polish brush AND a fine-tip pen-like thingy (As you can see my words to describe this are awesome)...


They unscrew in the middle, so you can have, like, two different sticks if you want. But up close, you can see where the brush is. It's the scalloped area right above the color.


And the fine tip? It's really awesome. See on the lid where it says "Pull" with the arrow? You just lift that part off to reveal the micro-tip!


You just squeeze a little and polish comes through the tip and right out onto the nail! It makes small details - and my favorite dots! - super easy :) The set I was sent was a brand new set that isn't even for sale yet! It's called Love Letter, and included a whitish silver shimmer, a hot pink shimmer, a red and a pink creme. So I sat down for a few days and just played with these polish sticks. Here are some of my practices :)


heheh Got a little overzealous with my first attempts...tries to put it on too thick. These are super easy to use, did I mention that? I mean, seriously. I fail at doing things like this, but these made it so easy! Check out the stripes in the first photo. Sure, they aren't perfectly straight, but they are well on their way! I always need practice with everything, so you should figure I'd need it with these :) But what was my final mani?

Hearts and dots! :) Well, it is getting close to Valentine's Day after all! I think I tried a little too hard trying to put arrows through the hearts...I didn't plan the placement of the hearts well enough to ensure room for them. But it's something to work towards for next time! I can't wait to try these out again, and look into getting more colors!

You can purchase these polish sticks from the Nail Candy website for $10 per stick. There are several to choose from! :)

DISCLAIMER: Some products used in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration. This blog is written and edited by me, and the opinions are not influenced in any way and are not compensated. I am not a professional nail tech, nor do I have any formal training in nail care. I'm just someone who likes to polish her nails :) Please read this post for more information.