Monday, December 1, 2014

Grand Opening - Loki's Nail Vinyls, Part 2


Happy Monday everyone! I have another post for you featuring nail vinyl decals from Loki's Nail Vinyls, who is having their grand opening today! They have a fabulous variety of vinyls and decals. (In particular, I'm eyeing the Police Box and Angel decals for my purchase) :-)
You can see my previous post about their Nail Aprons and wave style vinyls here.

Today's post features some sassy red lip decals. I used this product two different ways.


The first was to use the decal cut out, as usual. This is over a coat of Finger Paints Where Art Renoir? and sealed in with a top coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl. (used on all)
The decals were easy to remove from the sheet and apply. I wore this mani for a few days, and the decals held up well, no bleeding or wrinkling and they laid smooth after the top coat, so I didn't catch it on anything in daily wear. In particular, I really appreciated that the decal didn't gravitate to my nail and catch an edge onto my polish when I was trying to position it. Maybe you've had a similar experience? Some decal edges seem to magnetically grab onto the base when I'm close to the nail and trying to position it before I'm ready to actually place it, but these maintained their shape until I was ready. 
I also used the stencil outline from the lips decal, cutting it away from the sheet, applied it to my nail and sponged on some of Cult Nails Tempest then Evil Queen on and around the stencil, and on my ring and pinky fingers. The thickness of the vinyl material used was perfect; it was thick enough to stand up to being manipulated onto my nail but it wasn't so thick as to cause pooling with the polish to make it difficult to dry. 
I had to reposition the outline a couple of times to get it where I wanted, but I was pleased that it adhered properly and didn't cause any polish to seep under the design. You can see here from this picture that there's plenty of edge between the polish and the vinyl. 
Here are the results!
I plan on saving several of these for Valentine's Day - maybe if I start thinking and planning it now, I might be able to a design by then! (or maybe, probably more than one!!) 

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