I have been loving this past week so much and am so glad I'm on holiday, mainly because it coincided with Wimbledon! We are currently 11 hours ahead of England, so Wimbledon generally starts here at midnight (hence the joy of being on holiday)! Anyway I'm so much looking forward to tonight between the Silverstone Grand Prix (F1) and the Men's Wimbledon final, it is set to be a good night! :)
Anyway back to the land of polish... I'm also rather happy about showing you this little mani. For one of the recent Dollish Polish restocks (the time before last), it just so happened that the polishes Dolly decided to list were pretty much all ones I didn't have. I leapt at the chance to get a bunch more and 'Gym Tan Laundry' was one of those ones. I originally wasn't going to get it, but I just thought to myself I'm yet to be disappointed by anything Dolly makes so how, really, could I not like it. Well I'm so pleased I got it! It turned out to be the first one of that lot that I tried and here it is...
Born Pretty Store. I've seen all these manis around with things stuck onto the nail and always thought it's not really my thing. But these studs were super cheap and I'd seen them on Sammy's blog, The Nailasaurus, and they seemed to be pretty small and subtle and most importantly lie quite flat against the nail. They arrived and they were even tinier than I expected and I'm so pleased I got them. They look kinda big here, but in fact they're only 1.5mm across! I love the little extra spice they give a mani and they're really easy to use - BONUS!
tutorial for applying rhinestones and it was really simple. And the best part... These little fellas held tight for several work days :) And while you're here, take a closer look at the awesome that is 'Gym Tan Laundry'! I love a glitter polish that acts kind of like a jelly sandwich (minus the jelly part) where some glitters just peek out from a deeper layer.
I used three thin coats of 'GTL' and that gave perfect opacity. The glitter coverage was really good and even. No problems with application at all. As for the studs, I already mentioned that they were simple to work with. I can't wait to use these little studs for many more manis to come!
You can purchase these studs here. I've just seen that there's currently a discount on all studs and a bunch of blogs also have discount codes you can use (for example Chit Chat Nails has a 10% discount code - see the sidebar on Marta's blog). On top of that, Born Pretty Store has free worldwide shipping also :)