Showing posts with label MASH Nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MASH Nails. Show all posts

MASH Nail dried flower nail art

Monday, January 28, 2013

I love trying different methods of nail art. So of course I was excited to try MASH Nails dried flowers.

These real dried flowers are stunning. They are extremely delicate and yet make a bold statement with color and texture. The flowers come in two different sizes and packages. The container holds 12 various colors and types of flowers and cost $5.50. Ten of them are very fine-petaled and two of the small jars have the larger, flat petals. There are some gorgeous shades of flowers. I am simply in love with the storage container that holds them. It is a larger container with small jars for each type/color of flower. Which is great as you can remove the jars individually.

MASH Nails dried flower collections
MASH Nails dried flower collections

MASH Nails fine petaled dried flower collection
MASH Nails fine-petaled dried flowers
The other dried flower set has 12 colors of rounded petaled flowers and costs $5.97. They come in a flat, snap-type container. The flat aspect of the container makes the flowers easy to remove.

MASH Nails round-petaled dried flower collection
MASH Nails round-petaled dried flower collection
Let's move on to applying the flowers.

Start with a base color. For me it was Essie "Little Brown Dress." I wanted a dark shade to highlight the flowers.

After your base color is dry apply a clear coat to one nail. Then while the polish is wet you want to apply the flowers. The flowers are extremely delicate. I used a set of pointed tweezers to grab the flowers I wanted to use. One piece of advice - don't sneeze around these flowers!

Carefully place the flower where you want it to be on your nail. I started with the fine-petaled flowers on the tips of my nails. I found it easier to work with the flowers when they were moist so I applied a small dab of clear coat to the flower and then pressed it flat with the tweezers. Be very careful in pressing as the flowers are fragile and will break if too much pressure is applied. Continue on with each nail. I used the round-petaled flowers on my accent nail. I also applied some of the fine-petaled flowers individually.

You will need a thick coat of a good top coat to seal the flowers. I used a coat of Gelous (which is available at Sally's Beauty) and then a coat of Seche Vite fast dry top coat. The flowers are raised slightly from the nail but this will smooth them out sufficiently.


MASH Nails dried flower nail art
MASH Nails dried flower nail art


MASH Nails dried flower nail art
MASH Nails dried flower nail art
How would you use these flowers? What would be your color combinations?

These products were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

MASH Nails 15 piece brush set review

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Nail art is one of my favorite things. Each design I create is unique to me and shows my mood and personality of the day. I love to create beautiful designs and the right tools are critical. I have tried lots of nail art brushes and I have to say the MASH Nails 15 piece set is my favorite so far. The price is definitely right at $9.99.

The brushes come in a fabulous black carrying case that folds and snaps shut for storing ease. There is a brush for just about every nail art need. I only used four brushes of the set for this mani. I will be sharing more with you later.


MASH Nails 15 piece brush set
MASH Nails 15 piece brush set

MASH Nails 15 piece brush set
MASH Nails 15 piece brush set

Here is what I created with four of the brushes.

Nail art created using the MASH Nails 15 piece brush set.
Nail art created using the MASH Nails 15 piece brush set
I started out with a base color of Barielle Hidden Hideaway. Then I used Barielle Slow Motion for the flower shapes. I used this brush to paint the flowers on.

One brush from the 15 piece MASH Nails nail art brush set
One brush from the 15 piece MASH Nails nail art brush set
The flower shape for the basic nail art design
The flower shape for the basic nail art design
Then I used the angled brush and Barielle Hidden Hideaway again to draw the details in the flowers.

Angled brush from the 15 piece MASH Nails nail art brush set

Then I outlined the flowers with the small tipped brush from the set.

One brush from the 15 piece MASH Nails nail art brush set
One brush from the 15 piece MASH Nails nail art brush set
I used a striping brush for the random stripes from the set.

Striping brush from the 15 piece MASH Nails nail art brush set
Striping brush from the 15 piece MASH Nails nail art brush set
Then I applied a rhinestone to the center of each flower. The rhinestones are also from MASH Nails and can be purchase for $4.99. There are 1,200 rhinestones in the set. That's a lot of manis!

MASH Nails rhinestones
MASH Nails rhinestones

And here's the completed look of the mani. This was fun to create and I can't wait to try more of the brushes!

Nail art created using MASH Nails nail art brushes and rhinestones
Nail art created using MASH Nails nail art brushes and rhinestones
What would you create with MASH Nails brushes? I would love to see your creations on my Facebook page.

These products were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

MASH Nails stamping plates and stamper review

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MASH Nails has some phenomenal nail art supplies. Today I have the stamper and image plates to share with you.

I simply love stamping. It is relatively easy and provides some amazing options for nail art with the twist of a stamp. I was kind of worried when I started these because I haven't picked up my stamp in months. But the MASH Nails stamper and image plates made it easy.

MASH Nails image plates 26 - 50 have tons of stunning images for you to choose from. The set of 25 plates is available on their website for $29.99. The stamper and scraper are available for $4.99 and the image plate holder is $2.99. I also used the MASH Nails stamping polish which is available for $5.99. Using the right polish is critical to stamping.

MASH Nails stamping supplies
MASH Nails stamping supplies

The stamper is easy to work with and grabs the design well. The first image didn't quite grab right but I think that was because I was a little out of practice.

I applied a base color of China Glaze Surreal Appeal and sealed it with a top coat. I like to use a top coat before I stamp because then I can use a non-acetone remover and a cotton swab to "erase" the mistakes without removing my base color.


MASH Nails stamping
MASH Nails stamping
The pointer finger has an image from plate #45; middle finger has an image from #28; the ring finger from #38; and the pinkie has an image from #35.

Forgive my cuticles and the cuts on my finger. My nails are also the shortest they have been in about a year. I was putting some storage units together this weekend and my hands are still recovering. I don't alter photos as I want you to see the real quality of polishes and nail art tools.

I have a lot more MASH Nails image plates and products to share with you and I think you will enjoy each and every one of them.

You can enter to win a MASH Nails stamping starter kit here. The giveaway will end on January 28th so make sure to get those entries in!

These products were provided to me for an honest review and all opinions are my own.



 

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