Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sassy+Chic (Dollar Tree) Nail Art Stickers


I picked up these stickers at the Dollar Tree earlier this week and was so excited to try them. I've used stickers from DT before (reference this post). I wanted to give it another go, but this time with a new technique.....Super Glue. You're probably thinking, "What?! Why super glue?" Well, I wanted these bad boys to last as long as possible.

Here are the instructions for the package in case anyone is wondering:


Tools Used: 
  1. base coat
  2. nail stickers
  3. scissors
  4. super glue
  5. nail file


Here are the steps I did:
  1. Find the appropriate sized nail sticker. 
  2. Cut off the end (this will be used to cover the sides)
  3. Take the end that was cut off and cut it in half
  4. Glue down each piece to the sides of the nail
  5. Glue down the remaining nail sticker and file off the excess.

The stickers themselves are pretty thin, but not to the point where they will rip when you peel them off the plastic backing. I've actually had that happen before with Donna Michelle nail stickers (DT brand). Also, these are quite narrow so I had to take some of the excess sticker to cover the sides. Nail stickers in general for me are kind of tough because I have some oddly shaped, non symmetrical arches in my nails. Not sure if you can tell from the pictures but these stickers also have gold glitter on them. I think that is what caught my eye cause I loooove glitter! One thing that is disappointing about this kit is that there are no additional tools, no emery board, no orange wood stick. This is surprising because Donna Michelle stickers include a tiny emery board.

Here are some pics of the final look:








I ended up using too much glue in my application though which affected the staying power of these stickers. Also, this time I did not use a gel top coat, just a regular, which was probably to my demise as these started peeling right after my shower that same night. Below are some pics of days 1 and 2.

Day 1:

Day 2:

I kept these on for three days (day 3 not pictured) before finally removing them. As you see, these chipped severely. For removal in this case since i used glue, these have to be soaked off with acetone.

All in all, I'd say these are okay if you are in a pinch and need to do something to your nails pronto, for just one occasion. In hindsight, I won't go through all the trouble of glueing the nails down. It took me a good hour to do this simple, supposed to be easy manicure. I will be trying these again though and securing them down with gel to see if I get a more lasting result.

Please check out the video tutorial:

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