Friday, 20 July 2012

The Fushigi Shop : Cameo Nail Tattoos

Yes I am still alive!! I finally got around to trying out Yasumi's new nail art designs this week from The Fushigi Shop and they've had such a good response from my friend and at work, so I thought I'd show them off here too.

I used Models Own in "Pink Fizz", Essie in "A Crewed Interest," and "Ladies in Shadows" nail stickers

I'm pretty low maintenance so as much as I like the idea of complicated, fiddly multi-coloured designs drawn by hand, I just don't have the patience to master them. Cue Yasumi's beautiful stick-on designs, which, within a few seconds, turned my otherwise average looking tips into a really unique design. I was sent a selection of themes (including some awesome skulls in top hats. Yes.) but my favourite are definitely the cameo style silhoettes, which I tried at first with an ivory polish undercoat but I actually think looks better with a more coral-ly pink tone.

Photos taken from the shop - click here to see full range

If you're anything like me and want to get more onto the nail art bandwagon but don't have the time in a busy day to experiment with designs, these are definitely for you. You basically cut out a design to fit your nail, peel off the brown backing paper, stick them on, and finish with a couple of coats of clear topcoat. Would you call them nail tattoos? Either way, they're not permanent, so if you want a change of image, they wash off with ordinary nail varnish remover.

Man alive it feels like I haven't blogged in aaaaages! This week I've been working my socks off on placement, I've been phoning journalists, researching, helping at events outside of the 9-5, and updating social media. It has been a real eye opener into the world of PR and so far I'm really enjoying the fast-paced agency environment. I always get stupidly nervous before any new role (and I have had LOTS of jobs), and overcompensate by tricking myself into acting confident. It's my last day and I am really sad to be leaving just after I'm starting to get my teeth into it. And lots of love to everyone who responded to my "what makes a perfect press day?" post last week. More on that later on.
Claire x


  1. Those nail stickers are amazing! Definitely going to have to order some now lol x

  2. These are so cute! Have been wanting to try out some nail transfers for ages! They remind me of being little and getting them free with girl talk and mizz magazines :') xo

  3. Ooh these look right up my street... I'd love to always have really fancy looking nails but I just don't have the time/patience/skill!
    Sounds like you've had an amazing week on your work placement- fingers crossed for you that it'll open loads of doors for you in the future... I'm sure it will!
    Kaz x

  4. They look amazing, perfect for a lazy girl like me with a very unsteady hand! xxx

  5. These are amazing. Definitely on my post-payday wishlist!

  6. ooh definitely going to check them out! sounds like you had an amazing time at your job! xx

  7. Wow they're amazing, especially love the cameos. I hope you're having loads of fun on placement, sounds like it's really beneficial xxx

  8. Oooh these look great, I'll have to check them out for sure :)

    Jo. x

  9. I didn't know you could get cameo designs - they're so cute!

  10. I'm ordering these straight away! What a great idea! I always try and make an effort with my nails as I love how nail art looks, but I end up with a perfect left hand and a wobbly right hand!

  11. These are amazing, I am like you, cannot be doing with fiddly nail art! Told you you would be great at your job ;)

    Maria xxx


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