Friday, June 22, 2012

NOTD~ Rocker Chic Microbeads

Hey girls! Sorry for the delay, but I've been working on a VERY exciting post for you guys! I have been in the market for some caviar nails lately, but I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on a kit from Sephora that would only last a few days... so I ventured down to Michael's to look for some microbeads, but I found something better. SELF ADHESIVE BEADS!! Instead of covering your entire nail with beads, you can arrange them in a design and then top it off with a thick layer of clear coat.

The beads are from Michael's and the brand is Liquid Beadz. I found this container on sale because I was slightly dried out, but there is a large selection of them for around $2.99 US at Michael's, A.C. Moore and other craft stores!

Keep reading to see more designs!

Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Polishes in Dreamy Poppy and Sparkled
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Invisible
Liquid Beadz in Silver

Left Hand

I have a thick strip on my thumb, a thin strip on my index finger and a larger piece that covers about 3/4 of my nail on my pinky. My middle finger was left plain and the ring finger was glittered! :)

To get the raised, abstract design, I scraped out some beads and put them on a sheet of wax paper and waited for them to completely dry. I left them overnight. The beads are still malleable because of the adhesive. I fitted the designed to each finger and then I put them on my manicure of Wet n Wild Dreamy Poppy! I put a layer of clear coat on the pink and then laid the beads on top while pressing down carefully. Then, I let them dry for half an hour.

After, to add a bit of edge to the look, I topped it off with a glitter top coat so the beads blended in with the colors. I left a few nails plain or only with glitter so the look would be balanced. It completes the daring and edgy look.

Right Hand

I put thick strips of beads on my thumb and middle finger. I left my index finger plain and glittered my ring finger, however, I had a few spare beads so I did the traditional caviar nail procedure on my pinky and on top of the glitter on my ring finger.

Are you girlies going to try out this look? It's a bright, fun look for the summer and works with dresses, shorts, skirts and even bathing suits! I want to see your recreations of this look! Save you from a nail disaster today? Leave your rescue story, questions, comments, and requests in the comment section below. Stay beautiful!
xoxo Eve :*

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