Tonight's post is all about being frugal when it comes to nail art. I know there are a lot of companies out there pushing nail art supplies for gobs of money so with the popularity rising, I wanted to let you all know that you can create super fun manis for a fraction of the price.
These are all my goodies! I got so much stuff. Everything you see here is the essence nail art decoration kit in gold, Minx nail wraps in Summer Splash, All Season Naturals cuticle stick in French Vanilla, A.S.P crystal nail file, Claire's nail jewels, Claire's nail wheel with pearls, studs, and beads, and Claire's striping tape.
Here is the close up (the best I could get anyway) of the Minx nail wraps. I got these at Ulta in the clearance section. They had other designs as well, but this was the last one and the best one. I didn't even read the package either so when I opened it and saw that is was and mani AND a pedi, I was pretty excited. The price on the package says $4.99 (from $18) but my receipt says $2.99 so another great surprise. Oh and it was 20% off. Woot!
Here are some embellishments that I picked up from Ulta and Claire's. The essence nail decoration kit contains 3 types of gold glitter, some tiny studs, and small sheet of gold flake. This also comes in silver but they were out. The Claire's gems and jewels are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off right now, so you should all check it out. I picked up these beautiful jewel stickers that remind me of an Indian or Bollywood themed nails and the nail wheel is full of rhinestones and studs in silver and gold, but my favorite part is the white and black pearls.
Also at Claire's I saw they had striping tape and although I still have a roll unused, why not pick up more, right?! I wanted to know how well it worked and it comes with 3 colors, gold, black, and silver. For $6.50, I thought it was a great deal given the promotion that is running.
Now how could I buy all these goodies and NOT get a top coat? I couldn't. So I got the essence gel-look top coat which from what I understand is supposed to leave a super glossy gel finish...so like my Gelous, maybe. We'll see. Sally's had a coupon for the All Season Naturals cuticle stick so I thought I'd give it a try. Oh the coupon was buy the cuticle stick, get the A.S.P nail file FREE!!! I've never tried a crystal nail file so I'm nervous. The sound is weird and makes me cringe a little. lol
And the grand total...
I really hope this post was helpful for all you ladies on a budget. I can't wait to try all of my goodies and show you all what I come up with. If you've found any great deals, let me know. I'm always on the lookout. Have a great night!