Monday, December 1, 2014

Loki's Nails Vinyls: Review

Hello everyone! 

I hope you all had a relaxing holiday weekend! 

I was sent for review some lovely nail vinyls from Tara of Loki's Nail Vinyls

This is my first time using nail vinyls so let's take a look! 



I used the kissy lip and butterfly nail vinyls as stickers versus using them as a stencil. I painted nails white and added top coat and I used tweezers to peel them off the backing and place them. I was able to move the nail vinyl easily if I didn't like the placement. The adhesive backing was tacky but not too tacky which I liked. My base manicure was not disturbed.  I added another coat of top coat to seal in the nail vinyls and they were able to lie flat and weren't too bulky. To remove, I used tweezers to gently pull them up.


 



I used the curved french tip guides to create this gold tipped french manicure. I think a different color combination could have shown the design better.  The french tip guides were very easy to work with. They were thin but sturdy and easy to manipulate like the butterfly and lip nail vinyls. I would like to try this again using a different polish that isn't a shimmer. 




The nail apron vinyl is a sort of a curved sticker to fit around your cuticle and underneath your nail. This is helpful for sponge gradients or water marble manicures as polish tends to get all over your skin using those techniques.  I did not have to do any excessive clean up after using the nail apron. Also, it did not lose its tackiness and can be used for the next nail or saved onto the backing for future manicures. 


Here I used the Diamond Border Nail Vinyl.


I sponged over it with shimmery silver, gold and copper polishes.  You can see that my cuticle area is protected against any excess polish using the nail apron.  I did not need to do any extra cleanup once I removed it. 


The finished manicure. I used the wavy guides on my index and pinkie.  Also, the diamond border is thin enough to be used as a sticker but here I used it as a stencil to create the checkered pattern. 

Here's another shot of the nail apron but with a different manicure: 

 

Final Thoughts? 

Overall, I was very happy using nail vinyls.  I found them very easy to use and manipulate without disturbing my base manicure. Sometimes I have problems using tape or stencils for nail art as they can be too sticky and pull up polish when I go to remove it.  I especially liked the nail apron to protect my cuticles while doing gradient manicures.  I was able to adhere and remove the nail apron without disturbing my base manicure which is very important while doing nail art.

To use these nail vinyls, I recommend a quick dry top coat (e.g. Poshe or Seche Vite) and pointed tweezers to remove from the backing.      

Availability?

Loki's Nail Vinyls are available on her Storenvy store and are priced at $5.00 USD or under with a wide range of colors. I've added a link the nail vinyl under each picture. 

**I also want to add that she is based out of Australia and these took about a week to reach me in the United States. 

Thanks for reading! 

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