More like “She bought…these shell stickers. In blue and now pink. So she should use them. And possibly stop narrating her life from an omnipotent perspective.”
So yeah, what she said. This is my second time using these shell stickers I purchased from Daily Charme, and they applied just as nicely in this rosy pink hue as they did in the icy turquoise I used some months back. Made of real shell and sold on one small, solid sheet with an adhesive backing, the stickers take well to being cut into various shapes, although I prefer simply cutting out a sticker in the shape of one of my nails to use as an accent nail.
Here, though, I covered all of my nails in the shells, laying the stickers atop a red manicure I had done earlier in the day. Last time, fretting about what a layer of toxic topcoat might do to the delicate shells, I opted against using any and instead destroyed my manicure with simple soap the first time I washed my hands.
So this time I gave things a whirl with topcoat, and I’m pleased to report that it had absolutely no adverse effect on the shells whatsoever. If anything, the high gloss topcoat highlighted some of the cool, colour-shifting bits in the shells that were getting lost amidst that pretty mother of pearl design. And from a practical perspective, using a topcoat helps fill in the fine ridges in the stickers that result from their diamond-type scoring. The scoring helps the stiffer-than-usual stickers lie flat on your nails, but the little slices also snag and rip out every bit of your hair that has the misfortune to drift into the orbit of your hands. Which is A LOT, and I’m not one to fidget around with my hair. Otherwise, these shells were once again a delight to use and wear – a very cool nail product that does what it’s supposed to, and well at that. What a delight!