Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Aussie Nails: Australian Flag nail art

The classic Aussie flag mani.  They are everywhere this time of year down under, but I'm pleased to say I think these ones are my best ever.

Of course they are way too perfect for them to be free handed or stamped, again I used some Billy's Australiana Collection nail stickers, but this time they work awesome compared to the Koalas and Kangaroos yesterday.

I did three things different. 
  1. I used a base of nail polish instead of putting the sticker on my bare nail. I used Cult Nails Time Traveler for the perfect dark navy base.I think the base meant it didn't matter if I didn't get the positioning perfect.
  2. I used tweezers to place the stickers. Because of the fine tweezer touch, I didn't end up with my fingers sticking to the stickers whilst I was trying to apply them.
  3. I did a final top coat using Gelicious Ulta Glaze top coat gel polish. The gel top coat made them look glossy and perfect and also meant they lasted without any chips.
I loved these so much that I've continued to wear them on my right hand for the last three days (which of course meant I've had mismatching hands for a few days).  I have one last set of Billy's stickers in another flag design which I will be wearing on Australia Day, not necessarily to blog about, but because they look super awesome and make me feel dinky die mate, like a true blue Aussie shelia!


I also used on of the Billy's Australiana Collection rhinestone stickers of the Austrlaian Flag to bling up a spare clear iPhone case that I had. It made the perfect nail prop.






Have any other Aussies seen the Billy's Australiana Collection of stuff at their local dollar shop?


5 comments:

  1. These are so cool I just had to comment! I wish they made stickers like these for the US flag :)

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  2. He he - "dinky die mate, like a true blue Aussie shelia". Love a bit of Aussie slang. And also the nails, of course!

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