If there’s been one major impact of nail blogging on how I feel about polish it’s been my desire to try nail art. Not that I’ve really done much, but I am definitely interested in trying it. I figure I should start with something basic, so I was excited to try out the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit*.
Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit is basically “caviar nails”, which I have seen lots of before but never tried. I kinda thought all the beads would fall off right away so I wasn’t entirely sure of the point, but I was still interested in testing it out to see how it worked firsthand. The Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit comes with two solid bead colours (green and pink) along with a tube that’s a mix of a bunch of pretty colours. There’s also a shaker top and a pick up tool to make application easier.
I really like the shaker top because you can replace the normal cap on the bead tubes with it so that you don’t lose all of them at once. I applied these over a sheet of paper and so any ones I lost could easily be poured back into the tube. They can easily roll away so I definitely recommend that technique when applying them.
I decided to test out the multicolour mix from the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit, and applied it as an accent nail with Julep Lauren on the rest of my fingers, since I’m trying to finish up that polish for my project pan. I thought the colours went well together, and I’m definitely happy with how they look. I don’t think I would want to do this on all my nails, but as an accent it’s pretty fun.
Using the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit was actually easier than I expected, I just topped my nail with a fresh top coat and rolled it in the beads I had poured out. I first tried sprinkling the beads directly on the nail but rolling in it just worked so much easier. The Jordana Top Coat (my favourite!) I was using dries quite quickly, so I did half the nail at a time. After I had finished applying them I did use another layer of top coat to make them stick as well as possible.
I was actually really surprised by how well the beads from the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit stayed on my nails. I slept over night and by the next afternoon they were still perfect. The only reason this manicure didn’t last longer is because I couldn’t stop fiddling/playing with it and I eventually peeled them off.
I did get some people at work telling me it was cool though, and I haven’t given up yet! It’s not my favourite nail art look but it is cool so I will definitely give it another shot using this kit. The Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit is a super easy to do something unusual with your nails.
I definitely had fun testing out the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Bead Kit and although I ended up fidgeting with them I would call my first “caviar nail” experience a success. Sally Hansen has some other neat nail art kits available, and I am definitely interested in the “studs kit” after seeing Steph’s Anti-Valentine’s Day manicure.
Have you tried this nail look before? Let me know what you think!