*2 products in this post were provided in exchange for a 100% honest review.Born Pretty Store to review, and today I'm showing you the 2mm x 2.5mm silver spikes. It's no secret that I love using my larger spikes now and then, but they're completely impractical, so I was looking forward to trying out these smaller ones..........
For the index and pinky fingers, I used some skinny striping tape to make horizontal stripes of different widths, layering multiple pieces of tape to create the thicker ones. I used the Black Gloss side of Laqa&Co's Tuxedo manicure duo, since it's a one coat black, but if you have noticed the horrific state of my cuticles, you'll have an idea of how much I came to regret that decision.
Initially, my index finger had a different layout, but I didn't really like it, so I carefully wrapped a little bit of cotton around an orange wood stick, dipped it in acetone, and removed a black stripe from the middle. Then I carefully used a striping brush to freehand an extra black stripe near the top.
Finally, on the ring finger, I used a hole reinforcement sticker to create a negative space half moon, applied a top coat, and let it dry. Then I used some brush on nail glue, and an orange wood stick with a ball of blu-tack on the end to pick the spikes up, and line the edge of the half moon with them. It still looked a little unfinished to me, so I placed 3 more spikes going down the centre of the nail.
So, apart from the horrific staining issues, I loved this mani with a passion. Sure, the tape lines aren't the cleanest, my border's a bit wobbly, and my cuticles look like I've switched the lemony flutter out in favour of coal dust, but I don't even care, I still love it.
So, that's all from me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with a few more bits to show you from MoYou Nails.
In the meantime I would love it if you left me a comment to let me know what you think of this mani. What about the staining, have you ever had a polish stain your cuticles this badly?
* I did manage to remove most of the staining after taking the mani off, but it took a lot of scrubbing with acetone, and 2 uses of Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover to shift it properly. Still, at least it's gone now :D