Today, I finally got to play with the nail art stripers I promised in the last post! They are from the dollar store, I believe the brand is called “Crayon art nail”. I have four: Black, white, red and blue glitter. The bottles are pretty much like a liquid eyeliner bottle, small and easy to handle. The brushes are great, they are felt tips rather than real brushes with bristles. That way, it’s nice and easy to make dots of various sizes and even lines. Perfect for rookies like me ;D
Application was decent, except for the glitter, which didn’t spread nicely at all. To get an even, glittery line, I had to either apply several coats or dab it on instead of drawing. Both ways, it will end up looking like chunks of glitter glue on my nails. The others were good, though, opaque in one to two coats and not gloopy.Of course I had to play with them:
It’s a black french tip and white dots on the grey shimmery Pa polish from last time. It reminds me of huge snowflakes ^^
Another pretty cool aspect about them is that they all are water-soluable! (again, except for the glitter) That way, you can just play around and try things and simply wash it off if you don’t like it instead of removing and redoing your whole manicure. Just two tips to remember: Don’t forget to use topcoat afterwards and stay away from water, exspecially hot water, until everything is completely, 150% dry.
Overall, I’m pretty impressed with these, considering that they are made by a no-name brand and cost only a dollar. If you are in Japan or planning to come and would like to try some nail art, this is definitely a good point to start!
More designs coming, well, maybe not soon, but there will be a few!
Have a nice week! ❤