Sunday, May 4, 2014

Before & After: Gr8 Skullz

Hello!

I am slowly getting back into my challenges, and today is my first contribution to Fingers Freakin' Holo Freaks' weekly challenge. Just my luck, I come in right when the color of the week is 'Yellow', because I don't own a yellow holo (I must remedy that). So I got permission to contribute a gold holo, which is pretty darn close. :)

I give you China Glaze GR8, from the old, nearly mythical, OMG collection:

China Glaze GR8

China Glaze GR8

China Glaze GR8

China Glaze GR8

 GR8 is sort of the unwanted step-child of the OMG collection, in that the holo isn't as strong as some of the others. For that reason, you can still find it for a relatively cheap price on eBay. The holo is actually a bit stronger than you see it here, but of course it's overcast today, so I couldn't get an outdoor picture for you.

I found myself in a skull kinda mood today, probably after all of that talk about the Haunted Mansion ride polishes, lol...So I pulled out some nail jewelry I was sent for review from Born Pretty Store. This set has skulls, hearts and bows, and a set of lips:


Nail jewelry from Born Pretty Store
All of the jewelry charms except on had curved surfaces, to better adhere to your nail:




And most of them don't have any pointy edges, so you shouldn't have problems with these falling off, unless you try to wear them for too long. I'd suggest no more than a day or two if you want to remove and keep them, otherwise it gets too risky to have them pulled off; and if you keep them, you can get a ton of use out of them. I simply paint my nail with quick-drying topcoat, and set the charm on top until it dries. I do *not* put additional topcoat over the top of these.

I used the one charm in my set that didn't have a curved surface and does have pointed edges, and even so, this sucker is staying put using the topcoat method:

GR8 Skullz!

GR8 Skullz!

GR8 Skullz!

On the other nails, I stamped using Konad black and Bunny Nails plate HD-D. I love the contrast with the gold, and you can even see in this artificial light that the holo flash still comes through. :)

If you're interested in purchasing this or anything else from Born Pretty Store, you can use the coupon code for my readers:



Now I'm off to rock my awesome, skull-icious nails for what remains of the weekend!

Hugs,
M.

14 comments:

  1. I like the gold and the black together! The skull stud is really awesome too (:

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  2. What a fun skull design. Love the combination of black and gold.

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    1. Thank you! Bunny Nails does good stuff. :)

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  4. LOVE this! I haven't braved charms on my nails, but those look really easy to use!

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    1. They are, but one other tip: avoid washing hands and stuff as much as possible. :)

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    2. Yeah, don't run your fingers through your hair or anybody else's. LOL

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    3. That is probably not a bad thing to avoid, lol! The other ones have smooth edges though, so they should be okay. :)

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  5. I love it all! The color combo, the stamping & the charm work perfectly together. Me Likey!

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  6. Black & gold together are always a winning combo! :)

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