1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
SinfulColors Black on Black
SinfulColors Neon Splat Neon Appliques*
SinfulColors Queen of Beauty
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
When I buy polish, I focus mainly on shade, finish, and formula. I don't really worry about dry time thanks to Seche Vite, and I rarely wear a manicure for more than a day or two.
But not all polish enthusiasts are created equal.
Some want a manicure that will last a really long time. So, gel polishes and the 14 day manicure are essentials for this type of lacquer lover.
Others, however, want a manicure that's quick, mess-free, and easy to clean up. That's where Nail Appliques/Wraps come in...
Joining the ranks of other nail wraps and appliques, SinfulColors recently introduced their own line of Nail Appliques with the launch of their summer Street Fusion Collection. Neon Splat is one of 5 Nail Appliques currently available.
If you've ever used appliques or wraps before, you know there's a zillion tricks to getting them to work exactly the way you want them to. Some bloggers recommend heating them up with a hair dryer to make the applique more pliable. Others show how you can cut them in half and get the most out of your appliques. Definitely some good tips that I might try next time. However, I was polishing late last night after Pretty Little Liars. My hair dryer was nawt close and I just needed 2 appliques for accent nails.
First, figuring out which applique fit each ring finger best. For me, it was number 6 of the 8 appliques on the sheet. The 7th applique was actually too large for my ring finger, and #6 was a little small, but I got around that by painting a coat of Black on Black on my ring finger before putting on the Neon Splat applique. That way, any visible excess would appear to be black, just like in the design! If you do the same, make sure you allow time for that coat of polish to dry!
Next, I centered the curved edge at my cuticle as best as I could and trimmed off the excess at the top. I firmly pushed the applique onto the tip of my nail and filed carefully with a fine grit nail file. After that, I topped the applique with a coat of SinfulColors clear coat, taking time to wrap my tips. That was followed with a quick coat of Seche Vite to keep everything together.
I'm not sure if it's just the curve of my nails, but both of my appliques bubbled a little on the sides. I'm thinking this is where the hair dryer might have been useful. Definitely going to give that tip a try in the future. I will say though, the bubbles are small, and a lot more visible in the photos than in person.
Originally, I had planned to pair Neon Splat with black, neon pink, and a glitter accent nail. That seemed like a little too much, given the glitter and graffiti accents, so the pink was nixed. Honestly, I think it keeps the look on the edgy side, and that's really what I was going for in the first place. I like the look of this a lot and would definitely wear this exact same mani again!
Neon Splat Nail Appliques are part of SinfulColors Street Fusion Collection. You can find them on display at Walgreens and other mass retailers for $1.99 each! Follow SinfulColors on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
*provided by PR for review. All thoughts, views, and opinions are my own.