Disclaimer: The stencils were provided for review.
Today I have a very interesting product. A shop on Etsy called Sticky Nails sells stencils for nails. The creator Iona kindly sent me one of her new Halloween Spiderwebs & Bats designs to test out. To see my full review and some more photos, click......The nail stencils work like normal stencils, you apply the stencil over your dried bottom color, and apply your top color over the stencil and peel off the stencil to reveal the design.
I had a lot of trouble directly applying the second color with a brush. It was difficult to get all the nooks and crannies of the design and when I peeled off the sticker, bits of the polish lifted with the stencils and the look was completely ruined.
Fortunately I decided the only way to do it was to sponge on the second color and that worked wonderfully!
As you can see the effect is uber cool! I didn't even use a topcoat because the sponging created a very cool texture.
The stencils were very sticky and the adhesives tended to peel away from the stencil and stayed on the nail. However, this was prevented when I stuck the stencil on my skin first to take away a bit of the tackiness.
Overall, the product is very innovative and though not perfect, works very well with sponging.
If you are a nail art fanatic, they you just might want to check these one out!