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NOTD #1: MUA Nail Constellation

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Today's post is a little different for me - a Nails of the Day post! Now, I'm definitely not the best at applying nail polish - as you can see from the photos. I'm a little heavy-handed and messy, especially when it comes to dark colours like today's. I used Nails Inc in shade Motcomb Street (free with December's issue of Glamour - go!) which is a dark navy. This was opaque in one coat which I found amazing, as I usually end up applying 3-4 coats with other polishes. I used two coats here.

I topped it with my favourite top coat, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri which really does what it says on the tin! The main reason I rarely paint my nails is the hassle of waiting on them to dry, as I always, without fail, manage to smudge them whilst they're drying and ruin them, so then I get frustrated and don't bother painting them again! But this wee thing is an absolute saviour for me.

Finally, the much-raved about MUA Nail Constellations... A much cheaper dupe to Ciaté's Caviar Manicure, these only cost £3 from MUA. They're basically tiny wee coloured beads which you press onto wet nail polish to give a textured effect. This was the first time I used these, and as you can see from the bottle, quite a lot are missing already and that's because they are ALL OVER MY FLOOR. I pulled the lid off and they literally flew everywhere. Even as I was pouring them on my nail through the very small funnel, they were falling all over the place and some have already begun to fall off of my nail. I set them with the Insta-Dri carefully, so I'm hoping they'll stay intact until tomorrow at least. They look super pretty, but I'm not sure I can be bothered bringing out the hoover every time I want to use them.

Have you tried Nail Constellations? Any tips for not covering my entire flat in them?!

13 comments:

  1. Ahh I've been wanting to try the Nail constellations but I'm SO clumsy I think I'd manage to knock the bottle over/drop it/just generally make a mess! I absolutely love that dark navy polish, it's so stunning! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Yes! That's what happened to me haha, I'm still finding them in my flat now. Very messy, but they do look lovely. xx

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  2. Pour the beads on to your nails over the top of a bowl :) Then you can put them back into the pot after as well :) Xx

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    1. Ooh that's a good idea, thank you! Will try that next time. :) xx

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  3. Hmmm....love it! Love the color and the bead design. I think I am going to try it out.

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  4. looks good, really want to try it!

    theistyleblog.blogspot.com

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  5. It looks great - they are such a dupe too. I want to pick some up. If you apply it over a bowl or something similar they dont go everywhere

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    1. Definitely, I could never justify paying the price of the Caviar ones! Yes, I'll be trying that next time haha, thank you. xx

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  6. It looks really nice love how the colours work well together. Are there different bead colours as well?

    http://stylein2ition.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah, they come in a few different shades. Can't remember exactly how many but they were all sold out except this one when I was ordering. :( xx

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  7. I want galactic nails! Must find nail constellations asap!
    <3Em

    http://theskinnybyemily.blogspot.com

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