My husband secretly gets a thrill off of picking out makeup or nail stuff that he knows I would dig. When he accompanied me on a trip to Ulta in November, he almost immediately spotted & pointed out a nail set to me. With four polishes (Red, Sparkly Black, Glitter Gold, and clear), and a DAMN TUBE OF STUDS AND JEWELS OMG, it was gorgeous. He was all proud of himself when he saw how in awe I was.
Needless to say, I wasn’t too surprised when I found this in my stocking Christmas morning.
The set comes in a neat little package, and the bottles are minis, which always makes me happy. (Save for my Seche Vite top coat, I have a damn hard time finishing a big/regular-sized bottle of nail polish. Ever.)
The wee little studs are adorable. Gold studs, and a combo of black and clear “rhinestones” fill the bottle to the brim. Again, they suggest that you adhere them to the nail with a drop of the clear coat (which I did at first), but I think you’d have better luck sticking them on with a bit of nail glue.
Overall, I was REALLY impressed with this set! The red was a solid, creamy red that lasted for three days without chipping (until I had to wash an epic load of dishes by hand – oof. I need to invest in dish gloves). There are enough studs to last you a bunch of manicures, but studs like these are also RIDICULOUSLY cheap on Amazon. Like 75¢ cheap, y’all.
This nail set retails for $22 at Ulta, and I think it’s a pretty fantastic deal for DIY manicure lovers.
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