Monday, 29 June 2015

Nail Art with Nail Vinyls by New Aussie Seller

I was sent some nail vinyls from Xroma Polish and Vinyls, a new Aussie seller. Ok, so pros: Aussie seller, located in Melbourne. This means no buying from international sellers and waiting forever for them to arrive by post. Local seller means quicker shipping times! There is also the whole supporting Aussie made business etc, etc. But I am sure that you're more interested in the actual nail vinyls themselves.There are a range of styles and sizes. The prices are reasonable and I found them really easy to use. They adhered to my nails nicely and didn't leave any sticky residue behind. And the cons? Well your nails still aren't going to do themselves.

Using the skinny chevron vinyls with "Mellow Yellow" "Blush" & "Tiffany" by Picture Polish. I chose to use the chevrons to create a funky geometric design, but the possibilities of what you can do with these is practically endless.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


Next I used the wide straight vinyls with "Snow Me White" by Sinful Colors, "Son of a Peach" by China Glaze" and "Blue Marlin" by Ulta3. The wide straight vinyls are super handy for heaps of different designs, a must have for any nail art kit. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



For this next design I used the skinny wave vinyls. My base polish I used "Snow Me White" by Sinful Colors, for my pastel rainbow I used Orange - "Peaches n' Cream" by Picture Polish, Pink - "Fairy Floss" by Picture Polish, Purple - "Wisteria" by Picture Polish, blue - "Baby's Got The Blues" by Miss Ashleigh, green - "Tiffany" by Picture Polish, yellow - "Mellow Yellow" by Picture Polish. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


I have wanted to do a contrasting design with creme and holo polishes for awhile now, so I decided to do it using the wide wave vinyl. The polishes I used are "Funky Dunkey" by O.P.I. and "Without Love" by Glam Polish. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash


A simple design using the wide zig zag vinyls. I used "Snow Me White" and "Cool Grey" by Sinful Colors and "Storm Rainbow" by Powder Perfect. These vinyls were super easy to use and gave a great effect with very little effort. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


Next up is one of my favourite stencil designs. This is the mini Moroccan. I have used similar stencil designs in the past, but this one really is a miniature version. I used "Welcome to the 60s" by Glam Polish and "Pink Friday" by O.P.I.  I was really impressed with how well these stencils worked. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


A bit of a skittle mani using "Don't Pretzel My Buttons" by O.P.I., "Golden" by Sally Hansen, and "Snow" by Celestial.

Lighting: In light box


On my index finger I used the skinny and large chevron vinyl.

Lighting: In light box


For my middle finger I used the star stencil. 

Lighting: In light box


Ring finger I used skinny zig zag nail vinyl.

Lighting: In light box


Lastly, on my little finger I used another star stencil.

Lighting: In light box


Thankfully nail art can be done on any length nails! I had a break before I had the chance to finish reviewing all these wonderful nail vinyls. So I'm just going to prove that nail art looks awesome on nubs too!


The next stencil is the tile design. I love this one! Such a great stencil design! I used "Moody Blues" and "Lacy Daisy" by Ulta3.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


The cute little heart stencils are perfect for Valentines day, or just to make your nails a little more girly. I used "I Theodora You" by O.P.I. and "BANG!" by Glam Polish. The design of this stencil gives you a bit of flexibility as you can choose how much of the full design you want to use. On my ring finger I used the full design, but on my other nails I chose to just fill in the largest heart. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


The large chevron vinyls are great for creating a chevron half moon, as I did in this simple mani using "LakoDom" by Picture Polish.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


I added to my half moon chevron mani from above using the skinny straight vinyls and "Paris" by Picture Polish. I loved these skinny stright vinyls! They were a great length so they are great for doing various designs, and would even fit the length of long nails. They are also super skinny, which means no fiddling with rolls of striping tape!

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



For my next design I used the large Aztec design. I wasn't a huge fan of the larger design because I couldn't get a lot of the detail on to my nails, most of the vinyl hung off the edge. The polishes I used were "Pharaoh" by Picture Polish and "Ski Teal We Drop" by O.P.I.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


My final design is probably my overall favourite! I used the mini Aztec nail vinyls for this design. I much preferred the mini Aztec design over the larger ones because the detail of the design fit on my nail. I used "Snow Me White" by Sinful Colors, "Black" by Kleancolor and "Franki" by EP Polish. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


Overall, I am very impressed with these nail vinyls and stencils. They have been some of the best that I have used. Almost every single time I was able to get a nice crisp line when removing the vinyls, and they didn't break when being removed.

-Bettina