Hi guys! It's been a long day at work, but I have been anticipating getting home to finish up this post for you all. That's right, I'm finally going to tell you guys the little something I've been holding onto for the past week. Everyone loves an ombre or gradient nails, but you know what we hate? The cleanup! Especially if you're in a rush or you have super sensitive skin and can't take so much acetone at one time. Today's review I will be showing you guys a new way to approach gradients and that's with Nail Aprons by Loki's Nail Vinyls.
Loki's Nail Vinyls opens today Monday December 1st. The nail aprons come in small and large sizes, the one I'll be showing in this review will be the small. Nail Aprons by Loki's Nail Vinyls retail for $5.00 for the small and you receive a dozen aprons in the set.
If you guys checked out my earlier post then the gradient in these photos might seem familiar. If not, then let me show you the complete mani.
The crazy thing about the mani is that I did the whole thing in about fifteen minutes, And that's with me drawing the snowflakes, if it wasn't for that I probably would of been done in ten minutes. Yes, that includes with cleanup.
The nail aprons can look a little complicated, but it's very simple due to the fact that's it's two piece going around. This makes placement a breeze and easy to adjust. I do suggest making sure your fingers are oil free, otherwise you will have a bothersome time placing it just as you want.
Gradients with plain creme colors never gave me much trouble with cleanup before this to be fair. But anything involving glitter... holy crap was it a nightmare. I'll give you, I'm not neatest person and I'm usually rushing as well. If it wasn't for these aprons I probably wouldn't have even attempted this mani with the glittery texture polish this morning with the limited time I had. To be clear, these don't elimate 100% of the cleanup and the neatness of your placement is a huge factor too.
The photo above is the first attempt at using these nail aprons. As you can see, the sides are pretty clean but I didn't place it as well as I should have. Obviously, it's still better than what it would of looked like without the aprons. It's all a matter of practice.
The second attempt, as you can see above, was much smoother and the outcome was cleaner. By the time I did the fifth nail, there was barely any clean-up at all.
A single nail apron can be used more than once. In fact, I used the same pieces for all five nails. You can supposedly use a single set of aprons for all ten fingers, but I don't think it'd be as effective. By the time I was done with five nails there was almost no stickness left to the apron. Regardless, I am really satisfied with the results and plan on stocking up on these as soon as my next payday rolls around.
As I mentioned before, Loki's Nail Vinyls has opened today Monday December 1st. The nail aprons come in small and large sizes, the one shown in these photos is the small sized. Nail Aprons by Loki's Nail Vinyls retail for $5.00 for the small and you receive a dozen aprons in the set. Loki's Nail Vinyls is based in Australia, but the shipping is incredibly fast so don't let that stop you from making a purchase. I received my reviewer package within the week of Tara sending it out to me! To me, that's as fast as some of the US based items I buy.
Try them out for yourself! Loki's Nail Vinyls not only has these nail aprons, but also a wide range of vinyls of course! I'll be sharing a few mani's I have created using some of Tara's beautiful vinyls later on this week. Stay tuned! And in the meantime go shop around and see the great selection for yourself.