I love Tumblr. It's my inspiration for many of my nail art designs. I always love looking up other people's designs and trying it out for myself.
I came across this video and it was so brilliant and simple that I just had to try it out.
So I went to hunt for tattoos at those bargain stores, but found no pretty ones. Not like I wanted High School Musical 3 or pirates on my nails. I went through 4 bargain stores and found none until I finally ventured into Lincraft hoping they had something, anything!
Browsing in the scrapbooking section, I found these "Rub-On Transfers" and my first thought was, tattoos!...but for books? :D I read the instructions on the back and it seemed like it worked exactly like a tattoo so I just grabbed the snowflakes cos they were the prettiest and it turned out that it was only $2! Yay
I cut a piece out and tested it on my nail.
The snowflake is on the transparent sheet
Placed it on my nail...rubbed it like a tattoo and then peeled back the sheet....
Since my nails are already painted, I didn't wanna put snowflakes all over it, and I wanted to try it on a darker background so I pulled out a few colours and gave it another try.
This colour here is China Glaze - Dorothy Who. I just cut out a snowflake...
I peeled back the white card from the transparent sheet....
I positioned the snowflake where I wanted it to be, I rubbed and pressed firmly on the nail to make sure that the snowflake sticks....
I peeled back the transparent sheet and voila, the snowflake!
Add top coat after :)
I tried it on other colours too.
L to R: Ulta3 - Midnight Fever, China Glaze - Dorothy Who, China Glaze - C-C-Courage
So yeaaaa, that's pretty much it. It's super easy, and I think these are a great alternative to your typical "nail stickers". I think these are much more adhesive and easier than tattoos because you don't have to wet your nail to transfer the tattoo on. I can't say much for how long it lasts, but I'll leave it on my index finger and see how it goes.
I'm on the hunt for pretty floral tattoos/rub-on transfers so watch this space for more tattoo nail art!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! X