Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Cinderella Story

Let me tell you, I feel so relieved being able to post a simple, beautiful look after my previous fails. I find it very frustrating when I can't translate what's in my head to what's on  my nails. Thankfully, that wasn't a problem with this look!

Also, I'm still feeling pretty icky, so I didn't do my usual photoshoppery to fix my poor pathetic cuticles. I apologize in advance, but I feel the look is princessy enough to forgive. I hope you agree!

So- this all started with an email I got from KKcenterhk. I almost missed it, because it somehow wound up in my spam folder! Thankfully, I saw it, because they wanted me to try their water decals. I said sure, and after browsing for what seemed like hours, I finally decided on N.NAIL-WDHHC069-Silver- a set of metallic filigree designs.

In all honesty, I wasn't sure what to expect. The water decals I've seen and used prior to this point were very thin, and I couldn't imagine a metallic water decal actually working. But I was optimistic, and eagerly awaited the chance to try them.

Click this one to see the detail on these decals!
Once they came in, I was absolutely floored. They're absolutely gorgeous, shiny metallic silver and so delicate! The only problem I have with them is that they were too darned hard to photograph- I must have taken 20 pictures and this is the best of them!

They are slightly different than other water decals I've worked with, though. Instead of coming loose after seconds, they take a few minutes to really turn loose from the backing paper. I actually used a pair of plastic tweezers to peel them off once they were saturated, but they're very sturdy and held up beautifully.

However, once I had them in hand I couldn't decide what to pair them with! I wanted something simple... no holos or duochrome to take away from the delicacy of the design. I also knew I wanted to put a stone inside the circle of the design. It just seemed made to be accented!

Finally, I decided on a polish I didn't think I'd like at all- Kinetic Candy by China Glaze. It's a pretty enough polish, it was just too pale, too blue, too  Easter for me. I decided to add a coat of Love My Nails Dazzling over the top, and a tiny blue gem from my Fing'rs Nail and Body Jewels.

I don't know if I've mentioned this lately, but this is probably my favorite set of nail gems. They're tiny and so sparkly, plus there's such a fun variety of shapes! This set was provided by the kind folks at Fing'rs ages ago, and I keep finding new uses for it!

You see the end result here... this blue sparkles like Cinderella's ball gown, and I don't want to hear the clock strike 12! I've had this on for days and don't want to take it off. It's so shimmery and delicate, and I am just in love!

Who knew I could be a pale blue, Easter kind of girl? Certainly not me! I also left the Dazzling off my thumb, just to show the decal a bit more clearly without all those sparkles.  I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story.

Water decals were provided by for consideration.
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  1. This is great! So pretty and delicate :-)

    1. Thank you so much! I really fell in love with this polish. I didn't think I would, but it's a keeper!

  2. OMG this is stunning. I need some of those decals :D

    1. Aren't they gorgeous? I'd never seen decals quite like these. They're really sturdy too...

      I've got a video showing some better information about them. I'm hoping to upload it today.

  3. Very pretty! I've been wanting to try water decals for a while. They have a lot of cute cheap sets on shay and you can print your own if you get some waterslide fecal paper.

    1. The funny thing is that I've got water slide decal paper that I've had for about a year! I just haven't gotten to trying it. My printer is out of ink...

      I know, I'm nuts!

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    1. Thank you! It's really different from what I usually wear, but I love it.

  5. This is so awesome!! I love the decals and the gem adds just the right touch of princess! Great combo!

    Also, I know I'm new to your blog but I love it so I've just tagged you for an award (see my post here)! I wasn't sure if you've received it already or not but I figured if you have, the more the merrier?

    1. Thank you so much!I hadn't seen that one yet. I generally don't tag others, but this looks cute. I'll put it on my list of things to do in the near future!


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