I've wasted far too many hours of my life attempting to squeeze a clean and steady Chanel logo onto my nails. Two bottles of acetone-free remover, various paintbrushes, 50 ruined cocktail sticks and 4 clogged up nail pens later, it was apparent I needed a new tactic.
|Kim Kardashian's Halloween Chanails|
I decided that if I couldn't Kardashian my way to Chanails, I would need a little bit of outside help. My saviour came in the form of some delightful little stickers, from the aptly named At Your Fingertips website (thanks, Google!) Spoilt for choice with both gold AND silver logos from the likes of YSL, Dior, CK, and of course my sought after Chanel, I settled two packs of gold stickers. A price of £1.50 for each, plus £3.45 for delivery seemed reasonable enough to me.
And here's what my nails ended up looking like:
I used a Natural Collection clear as my base coat AND topcoat, and two coats of 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in "Midnight Sapphire". You can't go wrong with the classic navy/gold combination, especially in winter.
You'll need a pair of scissors to cut around the stickers you want to use, as you can see in my photos. I found it easier to apply the stickers when the colour coat had dried, simply because I would end up ruining my own paint job. If, unlike me, you're nimble with your fingers and you're careful, then I'm sure you can get away with applying your stickers onto wet paint.
Carefully remove the white backing, and place your sticker (with the clear sheet still stuck on top) exactly where you want. I used a pair of tweezers to shimmy the thing around until I was happy. Press down on the clear sheet before slowly peeling off. If my instructions have worked, you should be left with a Chanail! Use the tip of your tweezers to press down on any edges which might be sticking up. You might notice some glue residue, but you can wipe this off quite easily. Go over the nail with a couple of coats of your clear polish to help set the sticker, and push down with the tweezers for a few more seconds just to make sure.
And hey presto- designer nails that didn't cost the earth (But of course you'll tell everyone they did)!