Monday, 11 June 2012
On the shelves of the Fushigi Shop, you may come across a small collection of handsomely packaged decorative nail stickers (very useful for occasions that call for a little fancy detail).
I created these in the hope that they may add a whisper of individuality and eccentricity to a personal look.
I have included instructions on the back of each pack but nevertheless, I thought it may be helpful to write a few tips on using these for anyone that might be interested.
\\1. Use a good sharp pair of scissors to carefully cut around the image you would like to use. You don't have to be too accurate as the transparent filmy sticker is quite forgiving.
➸ Try to leave about 1mm around the perimeter of the image when cutting out.
\\2. Peel off the sticker from the brown backing paper. Flicking a corner of the sticker helps it come away from the backing paper more easily.
➸ If you find that flicking doesnt work for you, try holding the cut out sticker firmly with one hand and then place your finger on the edge of the sticker and pull it towards you. Make sure your fingers are dry!
There is a brown backing paper with a red grid marked on it to make identifying the sticker and backing paper more obvious.
\\3. The sticker is matte and quite flexible/stretchy. Once you have removed the backing paper, you can stick it onto a dry nail. Rub it it on with your finger to ensure that it has properly adhered.
\\4. Secure into place with a good clear top coat.
I like to use OPI RapiDry TopCoat or a Japanese gel type top coat (my favourites are by Parado, Majolica Majorca and Esprique)
The Peculiar Things + The Ladies in Shadow nail stickers are available in the Fushigi Shop.
Grey nail varnish is Grey Matter by Rimmel.
Peach nail varnish is Magic by Mavala.