Monday, 30 July 2012
Anyway I shall stop rambling and explain how I applied them. First of all, I looked it up. Followwing internet advice I applied a base coat, let it dry, applied a pale colour (I went with nude but will change next time to a pale pink or white, out of curiosity not hatred for nude), let this dry, applied another coat of nude, waited 10 seconds (well this was the advise, I'm not that patient so blew on them and waited aprox. 5). Then comes the messy part, Over a bowl I poured the beads onto each nail until I had the coverage i wanted, then let them dry. I was also a bit too impatient at this point because I assumed it would take as long as nail varnish tends to take for them to set, however they kept falling off for the next half hour, so you really gotta set time aside to do this! When they did actually set though they were very solid and only came off attached to the nail varnish.
So overall, I would say only go for this look if you REALLY want it, and are prepared to spend more time than usual on doing your nails. When it is finally done though it does look good and I got many compliments!