Game Day Nails 2011 Edition!
And a review....of the 3D molds....can I just say I LOVE THEM....more in a minute.
For starters, I used Color Club "Stuck on You" base-coat....can I say WOW! This is by far the best base I have ever used....it reminds me of "Get Wet" by Cheeky Monkey (which I have used all of) - slightly sticky, VERY quick drying, and the staying power of an unwanted house guest.
2 coats of Milani "lemongello" (too funny) , Sally Hansen "Blue It" for the stripe and dots. The white dots are Orly "White Out" and of course, a dotting tool.
I have been reading about these 3D molds and really like the idea. I know, it's almost like cheating on nail art...I have tried to sculpt with acrylic many times but I don't like how (even on top of my several layers of polish) the acrylic always leaves a little spot on my natural nail where it adheres, even when I soak them off. These little molded letters and flowers are already dry when you apply them, so it is no different than rhinestones or stickers.
I used IBD acrylic in "Bright White" for the letters.
I used Seche to stick them on and top coated them with the same.
I purchased these molds on www.transdesign.com for $11.20 each. They are a little pricey, but well worth it.
I will probably get a few more. BTW, I contacted this company (no bad press, please!) about a year ago to review their product...I never heard back from them, so I just went ahead and bought them myself to review. I am so glad I did!