I tried Nail Vinyls by @teismom recently and have fallen in love with them. I think they’re a Godsend for someone like me who can’t stamp and can’t do much freehand nail art. They are so much easier to use than striping tape as they’re sturdier and already pre-cut.
I’ve used them for four manis so far so I thought I’d share them together in one post. I didn’t take photos with a proper camera as I’d only intended to post them on social media. I hope you don’t mind the iPhone 5 photos.
Nail Vinyl Mani 1: Picture Polish LE Shades
I received the Nail Vinyls (NV) the same day I received the five new Limited Edition Picture Polish shades, so I used them in this first nail look. The five shades are supposed to look best over a black base so I started with A-England Camelot as my base. I then added a layer of top coat and let the mani dry for a few minutes.
I then pasted a chevron/zig-zag NV diagonally across each nail before painting a coat of each PP shade over each nail for this skittle mani.
Here are macros of each nail.
Nail Vinyl Mani 2: Colores de Carol Funky Apple and Tan-Tastic!
For my second Nail Vinyl mani, I used two subtle holo shades from Colores de Carol. I started with Tan-Tastic, a tan/camel shade, as my base. I then used single chevron NVs and Funky Apple to create this look on my middle and ring fingers.
Nail Vinyl Mani 3: Lilypad Lacquer Pulp Fiction and Lacquer Lust Diamond
In this third look, I used Lacquer Lust Diamond as the base on my middle and ring fingers. I had Lilypad Lacquer Pulp Fiction on my index and little fingers. I then used the star NVs and Pulp Fiction to add the stars on the middle and ring fingers.
The star NVs are trickier to use than the chevrons. The stars are on a rectangular sticker stencil that is to be placed over the entire nail. You’ll need to smooth it carefully over the nail, not unlike how you would apply nail foil. The challenge with this is that there is a lot more sticker on the nail, thus a lot more sticker to remove after you’ve painted the second polish. I pulled up small bits of the base polish when removing the NVs. I managed to smooth them back down, thankfully, and they were not noticeable once the final layer of top coat was added. More drying time for the base colour would be needed when using the star NVs.
Here’s a macro of Lilypad Pulp Fiction.
And a macro of the Pulp Fiction stars over Diamond.
Nail Vinyl Mani 4: ILNP A Fresh Evergreen, Dreaming in Violet, and Grapealicious
The fourth Nail Vinyl nail look I did is probably my favourite so far. I used the lightning NVs for this.
I started with Dreaming in Violet as my base. After I added the lightning NVs, I painted A Fresh Evergreen on the part next to the cuticle and Grapealicious on the part next to the nail tip. I love how the green and purple go together.
Also, I got complimented by colleagues on this. They paint their nails too but NVs are new to them. Maybe I’ll be able to enable them to try some too someday.
Have you tried any Nail Vinyls yet?