July 03, 2014

Summer Of Untrieds Day 3: Creme - Featuring Neverland Lacquers Nail Stencils

Disclaimer:  These nail stencils were offered at no charge to manicuremanifesto.com in exchange for published reviews.  All reviews are fair, honest and reflect my personal opinion. 

Hello readers,
Today I managed to combine my summer of untrieds challenge theme with a review of a new brand, Neverland Lacquers.  They sent me an assortment of nail stencils to try out and today I attempted my first stenciled mani - chevrons.

I started by painting all my nails with three coats of Smokey Mountain Lacquers Teal Me What?, topping it with one coat of HK Girl and waited for everything to dry completely.  I then added the chevron sticker stencils to my ring fingers and made sure to press them down firmly.  I dabbed a coat of Sally Hansen White On overtop and then peeled of the stencils.

The key seems to be to do one nail at a time since you want to peel the stencils off while the top polish is still as wet as possible.  Because I was taking photos of the process the white polish got a bit tacky which resulted in my lines not being quite as crisp as possible.  On my non photo hand where I peeled the stencils off asap the lines were even nicer.  After peeling off the stencils and letting the white polish dry I added one final coat of HK Girl.  Photos show the resulting mani in natural lighting.

I'm really happy with the final look especially considering this was my first attempt.  I'm sure with a little practice I'll get those edges even crisper.  As for the polishes, Smokey Mountain Lacquers Teal Me What? is quite pretty but due to a bad customer service experience I am unlikely to ever order from them again.  I had heard lots of great things about Sally Hansen White On and I'm glad I picked it up.  A white that goes opaque easily is hard to find.

Happy polishing,


1 comment :

  1. Good to see this, I probably would've waited too long to peel off my stickers and had a mess! Sorry to hear of cust srvc issue...luckily I've only had a couple of those in the world of indie polish. The more recent one was so disappointing, as I had been so excited to find out someone in my hometown was doing indie polish, and responded quickly when I had an issue with my order. But then it took weeks of follow up emails to get a confirmation of correcting my order. :( I try to be understanding of the fact that ppl are doing this in spare time, but still. Sorry, just needed to vent :)