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Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Heart Nail Art: Product Review + Giveaway

Hey everyone!

I am having so much fun with my lovely sponsors and here's a very special sponsor of October!
Let's welcome I Heart Nail Art to Cheers to Novelty! Yay! With over 1,300 sales, Julia of I Heart Nail Art is a trained artist who has created a line of unique and eclectic nail art decals!



 Here's a little bit about Julia of I Heart Nail Art:
I am an artist/designer who makes nail decals in a variety of design styles. I love designing on a tiny scale. It's a fun challenge to translate my initial ideas into tiny wearable works of art! Next month, I'm expanding and opening an eco friendly wall decal store with my best friend. The store is called Baby Bodega (we're building it on Etsy now!)

Let's start off with my fun review!

I got to try out two of I Heart Nail Art's designs-- Tetris and Bunting Flags.
I decided to apply my bunting banner over cloudy nails and my tetris pieces on a simple mauve to make the shapes more wearable even to work. If you want your pieces to really pop, place them over white! You'll see them for sure! These sticker sheets are $7 each and good for a minimum use of 4 manicures depending on how you cut the shapes and your nail size.


These stickers were both so cute and easy to use! I'll take you through the process of how I applied them right after I share about the packaging.

"I love to come up with unique nail creations. I am constantly inspired by the world around me." -Julia, I Heart Nail Art Artist




The stickers arrived safely in an envelope both individually packaged beautifully with I Heart Nail Art's logo. They were placed between a sheet of cardstock for extra rigid mailing support with a sweet thank you note. :)

Let's move onto the simple steps I took to use my I Heart Nail Art stickers. They are easy, mess-free, and long-lasting! You can use one sheet for multiple manicures or share it with friends.  I decided to add a cloud effect to my nails to make the bunting banners look like a festival sky. (If you want to learn how to make clouds, click here for a tutorial.)



Right away, I knew these stickers were nothing like the fragile stickers I have used in the past for my nails. When you peel off the stickers, it's not overly sticky or thin. It holds it's shape for the most part and once you dab it down in place on your nail, it will stay there for sure! The clear coat on top really seals it in and makes the sticker lining fairly unnoticeable. If you want really unnoticeable lines, I should cut the shape close to it's exact form. If you have clumsy fingers, I recommend you cut them a little larger but still small enough to stick to your nails. :D

I didn't have any problems placing the stickers. The only thing I caught onto after my first few stickers was to cut the sticker with curved corners to avoid them running into the sides of your nails or cuticles. I have fairly small finger nails but I Heart Nail Art's designs still fit! 

With continual top coat maintenance, this simple but unique nail art can last 2 weeks!!

So which design do you like better? I can't decide!



Let's look at I Heart Nail Art's Shop now! Here are my all time favorites:


Nail Decals of Mark Rothko Paintings

These modern designs are based off of Mark Rothko Paintings. It takes nail art to a new level of modern class and color blocking. I can see these babies working all year around-- especially during this fall to winter transition time. There is warmth and coolness to the set collectively. The set features 18 Rothko paintings on 18 different decals, which is enough for 1 full manicure and a few accent manicures.

"The recent wave of amazing nail art inspired me to turn my own attention from traditional painting to working with nails. The store grew out of my initial explorations."

Pacman Nail Decals

My childhood comes alive with these darling PacMan Nail Decals! I love the food dots and incorporation of edible and not so terrifying ghosts. Plus, the fruits are so cute. :)It just takes me back to countless hours I have spent playing this at the arcade or at home.

"I love science, art, pop culture, fashion, and anything with a sense of humor. I'm constantly inspired by my travels too."

Nail Stickers with Vintage Purple Lace

Since I showed my favorite artsy and cutesy one, this is my elegant favorite: Vintage Purple Lace Decals. This is the first product I saw from I Heart Nail Art and it was just so calming and beautiful. The dusty purple is to die for matched with the floral lace! :D

What is your work process like?
Sometimes my designs start on paper, or from a photo, but most of the time something pops into my head, and then I play around in Photoshop and Illustrator, trying to get my idea just right. Then I create the physical decals over the course of several days. I think nail art is a great quirky niche within fashion, and the medium constantly inspires me. I love that everyone can rock it! 

If you ever plan on having a party or need stocking stuffers, this is the way to go!

Nail Decal Gift Set of Five

Go make everyone want to be your best friend by clicking here for your choice of 5 designs. 

Now pour the giveaway!!!
One lucky winner will be receiving a special prize pack of the most popular designs at I Heart Nail Art. It will be one killer surprise!

Keep I Heart Nail Art's social networks open on seperate tabs to make entries easier for you:
twitter is: @naildecals
facebook is: www.facebook.com/IHeartNailArt
etsy shop: www.iheartnailart.etsy.com

GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cheers,
Dana 

46 comments:

  1. Ohhh ... I see something that goes wonderfully well with one of the loop scarfs I knitted last year! Hence, my favorites are the Ombre Knit Nail Decals!

    danaan at gmx dot at
    Birgit Lehner

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  2. Oh my gosh, how COOL! I adore the Modern Art nail stickers... Mondrian paintings are my favorite! So colorful.

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

    daniellevillano (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Too many cute things i like! omg! but well my favs are Bunting Flag Nail Decals, Pink Sapphire Nail Wraps, and Halloween Nail Stickers- Spooky Graveyard Sceene.
    Thanks for this great giveaway! :)

    Cindy Dinda
    sibabybluey (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. The candy corn decals would be perfect for Halloween! How adorable!

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  5. The Rothko nails are amazing! 2nd best would be the Galaxy Nails!

    Brandi Fletcher
    brandifletcher (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. The Love Letter Nail Decals are my favorite.
    Emily Drake
    emilyjoydrake at gmail dot com

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  7. I think that the Pink Sapphire decals are beautiful!!
    Eva-Marie
    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  8. I love the galaxy nail art decals http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/111838944/galaxy-nail-art-decals-space-is-the?ref=shop_home_active

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  9. I love the Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin decals! Also the sharks and Tetris are pretty awesome!
    courtney erickson (hennagir on rafflecopter) courtafi2138 at gmail dot com.

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  10. I like the Lollipop decals.

    lindsayd2630@yahoo.com

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  11. I love the Galaxy nails.

    Suzanne Gregg on RFC

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  12. Hi! I love the Galaxy Nail Art Decals Space is the Place
    Jennifer Truong on GFC
    heathertruo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I really like the candy corn decals
    courtney gibson
    sharkmomma11(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. galaxy nail art and pacman are my fave :)
    joka, joxy88@gmail.com

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  15. I like:
    http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/158201916/bunting-flag-nail-decals?ref=shop_home_active
    Glo
    contest82[@]gmail[.]com

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  16. Lollipop Nail Decals are my favorite.
    susieking (aT) GMAIL.com

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  17. I like the Pink Sapphire Nail Wraps.
    Michele Behlen
    beh2351@frontier.com

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  18. I really like the Cartoon Nail Decals: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120474877/cartoon-nail-decals?ref=shop_home_active

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  19. Love these ones!
    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/164333925/charlie-brown-pumpkin-nail-decals?ref=shop_home_feat

    Nury
    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Charlie Brown Pumpkin Nail Decals, and the Rainbow Shark Nail Decals !! they're so awesome!

    twylah
    theskiesalwaysfall at gmail dot com

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  21. Oh my gosh I love these things!! So many cute designs! I love these:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/128826709/pink-sapphire-nail-wraps?ref=shop_home_active
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/113518317/blue-green-sharks-nail-stickers?ref=shop_home_active
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/109963927/purple-lace-nail-stickers?ref=shop_home_active
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/151862262/rainbow-shark-nail-decals?ref=shop_home_active
    Nola Geard (nola_geard@hotmail.com)

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  22. https://www.etsy.com/listing/158213411/triangle-print-nail-decals?ref=shop_home_active
    elaine elainehearn@gmail

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  23. I love Pacman and Bunting Flag prints - cute!

    readingwishes(@)hotmail(.)com

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  24. The love letter decals are adorable!

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  25. Love the bunting nail art!
    julie
    jellyndesigns@yahoo.com

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  26. I love the purple lace set.
    Katie
    katietamblingson@yahoo.com

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  27. Augh, I love so many! The puprle lace, swan and planet ones are my absolute faves. :)

    deb - debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  28. https://www.etsy.com/listing/158211616/tetris-nail-decals?ref=shop_home_active

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  29. My favorite is: Nail Decals Color Block Test Screen and Static Tv Nail Art Set

    Kat
    according2princess AT yahoo DOT com

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  30. Love the Galaxy and Sweet Valley High Nails!

    Amy B
    amdierm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. The Rothko nails are my fav ones! :)
    Jenna O
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  32. Loved this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/162645002/19th-century-dapper-gentlemen-nail?ref=shop_home_active

    Alice Beerland
    email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. So cute. My daughter and niece would love these! I like the Lollipop Nail Decals the best.
    Lisa Graham
    lisawedding2014(at)outlook.com

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  34. https://www.etsy.com/listing/164333925/charlie-brown-pumpkin-nail-decals?ref=shop_home_active


    jennifer barr
    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

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  35. I love the bunting ones-so cute!

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  36. I love the Ombre Kni, Pink Sapphir and Rainbow Shark Nail Decals, they're just simply fabulous!!!

    thanks
    Szabina Luzics
    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  37. The cat decals are fitting because my nickname is Kat.

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  38. My email is Sweetk3346@Yahoo.com and my name is Katherine streetman.

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  39. I like tetris and pacman. I won't be leaving my email because that's an unsafe practice, but you can easily contact me through Google.

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  40. I like the pink sapphire nail wraps.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  41. I just have to have those cat nails tickers!!! I'm obsessed :x
    Juliana B.
    julzfbaby[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. I like the Nail Decals with Ombre Wood Grain

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  43. I love this set:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/124108449/pacman-nail-decals
    Gotta love pacman. =0)
    Thanks for the chance,
    Kim
    2justByou(at)gmail(dot)com

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