Monday, 28 August 2017

Marble Nail Art with Nail Hugs

Hey guys!

Today I have really cool nail look for you which is SUPER easy to achieve. I love marble nails (not water marbling, that's a different story altogether!) but they are normally messy enough to do and take a bit of time. 

I came across a Facebook page for a brand called Nail Hugs which had really cool nail designs in what seemed to be a decal format. I was intrigued and decided to make an order :)

In each pack you get 3 strips which will cover about 30- 45 nails depending on what size nails you have, an orange wood stick and instructions. I also received 6 packs of alcohol wipes as I bought 3 different designs. Now these are not like your normal decals which can be pretty thick, they are actually extremely thin which means they will be able to fit your nails perfectly even if they are very curved.  These can also be used over regular and gel polish or even alone. I have only tried mine over polish so I don't know how well this works on its own. 

To use you simply cut the strip to the size of your nail. It doesn't have to be exact, as long as it completely covers the nail surface and then give yourself a tiny bit extra just in case. You then line it up and press the strip firmly onto the nail. You will see that the design has been transferred when it starts to come away from the backing of the strip. Carefully peel away the rest of the strip and your design should now be on your nail. Seal with either a regular or gel top coat and you should be good to go! Once your top coat is dry, take an alcohol wipe and remove the excess design which will have transferred onto the skin when you were pressing the strip down. The alcohol won't ruin the design if the top is completely dry :)

From left to right: Marble Design, Houndstooth & Argyle Print

I decided to paint two thin coats of OPI 'My Boyfriend Scales Walls' which is an off white before applying the transfer. I finished it off with two coats of Seche Vite top coat. They recommend two coats of top coat over your design to make it last longer. Et voila!

Marble nails with Nail Hugs
And there you have it, marble nails without the mess! Nail Hugs have lots of other designs to choose from and I will definitely be ordering from them again. You can view the collections here. What designs take your fancy and would you use these? Let me know in the comments!

Bye beauties!