Loki's Nail Vinyls
For my second post today I have the pleasure of reviewing a brand new nail vinyl company, Loki's Nail Vinyls. I'm sure you have heard of Lokis Lacquer around the nail art community. It's actually run by a girl named Tara and she has an amazing blog that I can get lost in for hours. Well after getting many questions about nail vinyls over the last 12 months she has decided to start her own line. And guess what, her shop opens today with worldwide shipping!
I decided to create 2 looks with the vinyls that I was sent to share with you today. The first one is a gradient so I could test out the nail aprons. I really wanted to do this one first because I have a feeling the nail aprons will be a big seller. They are available in 2 sizes and what makes them different is that they come in 2 pieces. That means you can get a better fit around your nail. No more gaps where you had to bend or crease the wrap to get a proper fit.
Another great feature of the wraps is that they are reusable. I used the same set for my entire manicure.
Because of the proper fit, you get hardly any clean up as you can see here by this poorly done gradient. Just a tip, don't try to do a gradient on a bare nail it's a PITA. I probably would have had even less clean up if I had added a base coat of white first. Then I wouldn't have tried using so much polish on the sponge to get coverage.
For my finished look, I used these cute vinyls to create the silhouette of a man as an accent to my manicure. I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Rimmel Caramel Cupcake as my gradient colors.
All nail vinyls are made from a plastic product and will melt over time when a solvent-based liquid is put over them. A quick dry top coat is best to apply when leaving them on like stickers. Tara recommends Seche Vite after testing out a few. I actually used Out the Door and had no issues after wearing the vinyls for 24 hours.
For my next look, I used the French tip guides for a sideways half moon manicure with an art deco feel. The colors I used for this look are Orly Luxe, OPI 4 in the Morning and a white striper.
The vinyls are quite sticky, if you use them as stencils I recommend sticking them to the back of your hand a few times to remove some of the tackiness. Otherwise, you run the risk of pulling off your base color when trying to remove them. Trust me on this one. Also, I noticed these vinyls are thicker than others that I have used, making them better quality, and easier to reposition without damaging the shape.
All of Loki's nail Vinyls are available at http://lokisnailvinyls.storenvy.com and come in your choice of color. (With the exception of the basic chevron and French tip) Eventually, there will be an option of a custom service for designs, but there is already a wide variety to choose from. I hope you like the designs I created. I'll have more in the next coming weeks to share with you. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!
These look great! I don't think I'd use the shields as I feel like it'd take me more time to fit them on properly than it would to clean up a little more mess but those decals are SO cute!!ReplyDelete
Loving the cute moustache face!ReplyDelete
Just got done reading Glowstar's review and still impressed and intrigued by these shields. Also that bow tie is adorable!ReplyDelete
Reeeally intrigued by the aprons! Nice to see they aren't one complete piece as they'd never fit me.ReplyDelete
They were actually really quick to put on since they come in 2 pieces. Clean up from a gradient or water marble takes me forever so for me it's a time saver. But I can see how they wouldn't be for everyone.ReplyDelete
I like these ones better then the other few that I have tried, simply because they were thicker and didn't lose their shape and I worked with them.ReplyDelete
The only other nail wraps I have tried were way to big. I ended up bending them over themselves to get the to fit. That caused a lot of gaps for the polish to go through. I had a very easy time with these.ReplyDelete
The nail aprons are such a neat idea. Looks like they work pretty well!ReplyDelete
I can see the aprons taking a big place among people who don't use acetone + brush like we do!ReplyDelete
Nice review and testing out of the nail vinyls.ReplyDelete
I love that mani with the silhouette of a man -- too funny!ReplyDelete
They really did and I bet with a little bit more practice with them I wont have any clean up at all.ReplyDelete
Even with acetone and a brush I still have a hard time with clean up some days.ReplyDelete
Thank you Lisa.ReplyDelete
I really liked those vinyls when I opened my package. There's a top hat too that I might use for the Snowman prompt in the Nail Art Challenge.ReplyDelete
I love the decals!! The mustache and bow tie are so cute!ReplyDelete
There's a neck tie too. But my nails are too short for it right now.ReplyDelete
The vinyls are absolutely adorable!ReplyDelete
I had a lot of fun with the sunglasses and bow tie.ReplyDelete
I love that accent nail with the man silhouette! Cute decals, and great idea for clean-up averse polish enthusiasts :)ReplyDelete
Why thank you! There's a little top hat that I think I'm going to use for the snowman prompt in this months nail art challenge.ReplyDelete
I really like the nail vinyls! The mustache is really cute!ReplyDelete
Fun! I like the sideways french style that seems to be getting more and more popular.ReplyDelete
The little man silhouette is so cute! I love both of the looks that you did!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I had so much fun playing around with them.ReplyDelete
As much as I want to try the apron, I have a feeling even the small one is too wide for my nails, but I really like the idea of this! Cute mustache man! :)ReplyDelete
Love what you did with them! The mustache ones are so cute <3 And your sideways frenchie is super classy!ReplyDelete
Don't think the aprons will work for me. I have narrow nails. I love the mustache mani!ReplyDelete
These look great! I love your little moustachioed man!ReplyDelete
They might work since they are in 2 pieces, but there would be a lot of over lap and that might make them hard to reuse.ReplyDelete
Awe thank you =) That just made my night!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I think those decals are pretty cute.ReplyDelete
I just laughed out loud at moustachioed!ReplyDelete
I love the sideways half moon look! The colors you chose are fab! Those little mustache vinyls are adorable!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It didn't turn out quite like I pictured it in my head, but I have a lot more vinyls here to play around with until I get it right.ReplyDelete
I had a lot of fun with that decal, and the other ones on the sheet.ReplyDelete
I agree. That's part of why I wanted to try it out for myself. I always seem to be very behind on the new nail art looks. This time I did one while it was gaining popularity.ReplyDelete