I have had this little set of crushed shells for a little while, but just wasn’t sure how I wanted to use them. I knew they would be 3D, and I didn’t want them chipping off minutes after I spent an hour getting them on. But then, duh! Put them at the bottom of you nails where they will see less wear and tear. So, that is what I did.
I began by painting my nails with Sally Hansen Satin Glam Chic Pink. This really does dry to a nice satiny finish, and I used about three coats. Then, I painted a clear coat on the bottom half of my nails and sprinkled the shells on.
I used the white shells for my thumb and ring finger, and the pink shells for the rest. With a little pressing and maneuvering, they were on. This was much easier than I had anticipated.
I sealed it all in with a top coat. While the top coat took the satin finish away, the Satin Glam polishes have a beautiful sparkle if finished with a clear coat.
I would like to add that the shells are surprisingly flat. There is no denying that it is textured, but I figured they would be jagged and get caught on everything. They are really on there pretty securely, and I haven’t had trouble with them. I am now curious to try other things with them and see how they hold up.
Do you use crushed shells? How do you like to use them?
Thanks for reading!