Achieve beautiful nail art easily with Etude House Sweet Shine Nail Stone. I bought the one labeled as Queen of Tears which is a combination of pink and silver jewels and small pearls.
I have always been avoiding doing nail art because it’s too complicated for me. Which makes me really appreciate these nail stickers which don’t require much effort. Just stick them on your polished nails and enjoy! 😉
Etude House Sweet Shine Nail Stone
Easy Nail Art You Can Do At Home
Before starting with any nail work, you have to do the necessary preparations like getting all your tools ready. Of course, you also need to cleanse and moisturize your nails and fingers. You may also apply petroleum jelly or lotion around your nails if you’re using a dark colored nail polish, for easy clean up.
STEP 1: Protect with Base Coat
Once everything is ready, the first step is to apply a base coat. Applying a base coat helps in protecting the nails, as well as provides a smoother base to apply nail polish on. I use Chanel Beaute Des Ongles Protective Base Coat. I only use 1 coating of it on each nail, so 1 bottle lasts a long time on me.
STEP 2: Apply Nail Color
When I decided to do this post, I was actually choosing between Chanel Mirabella and Chanel Tenderly as the base nail color. Tenderly won because it goes better with the Etude House Sweet Shine Nail Stone than Mirabella. I totally forgot about Chanel Sweet Lilac which would have been a better color for this. So I guess I’ll just use it with a different nail sticker in the future.
Anyways, I used 3 coats of Chanel Tenderly here to make it more opaque and even, letting it dry in between coats. After the final coat, I waited for around 5 minutes before proceeding to the next step.
STEP 3: Top Coat
Nail art always looks great with a high shine, unless you’re going for a matte or grainy finish. I used a single coat of Chanel Beaute Des Ongles Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer and let it dry for 15 minutes just to be sure that everything is already dry and will not get messed up once I applied the stickers.
STEP 4: Apply Nail Stickers
You don’t need to use any tools to apply these nail stickers. I only used my bare fingers and didn’t encounter any problems. But if you’re used to using tools, then you may also use them to pick up the stickers and apply on your nails.
Nail stickers used: Etude House Sweet Shine Nail Stone in Queen of Tears which costs around $1.95. However, this is currently out of stock. An alternative would be this 50 Sheets 3D Design Self-adhesive Tip Nail Art Stickers which is another good buy.
STEP 5: Another Layer of Top Coat
Step 5 is optional. But if you want your nail stickers to last longer, then you might want to apply a top coat again to seal the stickers. Otherwise, your stickers will only last a day or two before they start peeling off. Trust me, I’ve tried it before and the stickers started peeling off at the sides after only a day.
Wrapping It Up
As beautiful as these nail stones look on my nails, there is one thing that I don’t like about it. You see, I have a habit of running my fingers through my hair, and doing so results to hair strands getting stuck in the jewels. Maybe next time, I’ll just stick to the flat nail stickers. 😀
Do you love doing nail art? Have you tried these Etude House Sweet Shine Nail Stone stickers or other nail art accessories?
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“