Thursday, October 3, 2013

China Glaze Real Nail Polish Appliques Review & Tutorial

Greetings & Nailutations!

Every journey begins somewhere.  Great Olympians are not born great Olympians, but have gotten there with practice and....well more practice.  This blog will be a testimonial to just that.  I'm not an expert, have no technical training, but what I do have is time, patience and the ability to practice & if I fail, not to let it rule me.  My goal for this blog is for it to be a place where I can display nail art, ideas, swatches and reviews of products I use & brands I love.  It may even contain a tutorial or two....with sarcasm & dorky jokes.

This first entry will be about a really simple way to get a great looking nail art manicure by "cheating."  WHAT!  Cheating?  Yes....cheating.  A trending nail fad is nail wraps & they are made of real nail polish!  I tried out China Glaze Real Nail Polish Appliqués.  I personally had never tried using these wraps until this blog post & was pleasantly surprised.

The package comes with everything you will need aside from your favorite top coat.  Appliqués, cuticle stick, file and of course directions (not pictured).
I strongly suggest reading the directions, they suggest that you soft file your nails & shape them, wipe with acetone/alcohol and then you are ready!  Select the size that best fits your nail, but does not go over your skin or cuticles.
You will remove the plastic on the side your nail will touch.  Place the applique on your nail, they suggest you have warm obviously don't do this in the dead of winter outside.  Once it touches your nail press down & remove the top plastic & press down across nail removing any creases. Pull the top.
 Use the handy-dandy file to remove the excess at the end of the nail.
 Gently pull it off & use the file (or a smaller grit file/less aggressive) to clean all the edges.
 And last step is to add your favorite top coat.
The finished product used China Glaze Real Nail Polish Appliques called Shake Your Tail Feathers, China Glaze Flying Dragon & Essie In The Cab-ana.

Pros: Easy application, great designs & made with real nail polish so it comes off with nail polish remove/acetone.
Cons: it recommends to use all appliqués as soon as the package is opened as they will dry out, I am going to attempt to save some in a sealed plastic bag to test that

Would I use them again: YES!

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Happy Polishing!
Kristi aka @beginnails


  1. I looove! I certainly will learn something from your blog. Thank you. It is so inspiring.

  2. That looks cool . I added u to my googleplus as mydailynaildesigns:-) how else to follow ?

    1. I finally figured out raffle copter & bloglovin. :) WOO HOO :)


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