One of the items in the bag-o-swag was a little kit of 3D Jewel Appliqués from Revlon. (So yes, I did get this product for free, but all thoughts are MINE. ALL MIIIIINE!!!! MUAHAHAHA!!)
These Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliqués are in the style "Evening Garnet," and they come in a kit with 18 stickers (I'm going to stop calling them appliqués now because I'm really not classy enough to pull it off)...
|. minus the one i used .|
... As well as a mini nail file and a plastic pressing tool to help with the application process:
So as you might suspect, you choose which nail art sticker is the best size for each nail, peel it off, and stick it onto your nail. Use the pressing tool to smooth it down onto the entire surface of your nail, making sure to press down around the edges to really stick it on there well! Then use the mini filer to file the excess sticker length from the tip of your nail
I decided to do just one accent nail on each hand using these appliqués (oops, I said it again). Since my nails are pretty small, I was actually able to use just one sticker for both of the accent nails.
However, because my nails are so small, most of this pack of stickers is not really going to work for me! I need more of the smaller ones and fewer of the larger ones... or I just need them to scale down the entire pack.
It would be amazing if someday nail sticker manufacturers could make boxes of them in different sizes, so that you could choose small, medium, or large. Because hey, some of us are circus freaks with tiny hands.
On all my other nails I used a China Glaze polish that was also part of my #blogvancity swag bag - Kiss My Glass from the Fall 2013 line from CG. It's a dark, slate sort of blue with a slightly silvery sheen. My nails are still "recovering" from the extreme nail filing I gave them last week, so the brush of the CG polish was a little overwhelming (read: large) for my tiny little nails. The polish got EVERYWHERE when I was applying it; I felt like a preschooler trying to paint my nails. #Oy.
So now for my actual thoughts about these Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliqués, after wearing them for most of a day. Yep, it only took that long to form some thoughts. They're cute, easy to apply, and I kind of like the bumpy texture on top of my nail. The end of my nail (where I'd filed off the excess sticker) was a bit rough and was catching on things a little bit, but nothing major. The real "issue" was that I took a shower later in the day and one of the stickers popped right off! I didn't even notice for another 20 minutes or so afterwards, when I looked down and noticed that the accent nail on my right hand was totally naked. So I guess you should wear these after your daily shower for best results.
What do you think of the jewel appliqué look? Will you be trying out this Revlon 3D nail art sticker line?