I don’t know what it is about nail designs but I’ve been a tad bit obsessed with them. When I saw that nail art was a huge Fall 2011 nail trend I was a bit hesitant at first. I work in corporate America so nail art is not something that I can wear on a daily basis, but on the weekends I love to play with polish to see what colors I love and the manicures that I can create. I’m not usually an over the top girl but something sparkly is always fun!
While at the drugstore I came across some Kiss Catwalk In-Style Designs for nails and toes. Now I’ve had my eye on some loose crystals used for nail designs but this seemed much easier. You simply peel, apply and polish. How easy is that?
My test subject nail color was Zoya Petra from the Fall 2011 collection. This is a perfect Fall shade that Zoya describes as dark, smoky, dusky grey creme with strong purple undertones. This color is rich, creamy and opaque, it became an instant favorite the moment that I swatched it.
After applying my normal base + two coats of nail polish, I let my nails dry and got ready for the decals. I’m testing out the “crystal” designs first even though the florals are so pretty. The decals are made are constructed well and the colors are vibrant. Application was very easy, just be sure to place the decal exactly where you want it because if you remove it, it will lose some of it’s sticky backing.
So here I applied just a few crystals to the side of my nail bed in a triangular pattern. I think next time I might just apply the crystals on just one finger. But overall I liked how they turned out. If you’re unable to create your own designs from scratch this is the perfect option.
What do you think of the nail art trend? Have you tried this at home?