By now, most of you have heard about my new endeavor, Vibrant Vinyls. I'm working hard behind the scenes to design the website, product line, and shop. I'm thrilled with the quality of vinyl I am using and the designs are coming along really well.
I'll be opening with a basic line of Nail Art Vinyls before I incorporate nail art decals & stencils. For this mani, I used 'Wide Straights' which are one of the three available sizes of 'The Straights'. All of the Nail Art Vinyls will be sold in sheets of 100 and there will be discounts available when you buy multiple sheets. I will also offer free standard shipping on all orders no matter how small and all vinyl will be made to order by hand.
The Nail Art Vinyls are such a breeze to use. For this mani I painted one coat of Sally Hansen's 'Celeb City' which is my go-to silver. On top of that I used one coat of Funky Fingers 'Sand & Stilettos' which is packed with sparkly holo micro-glitter. I topped it off with Seche Vite so I had a smoother texture to apply the Nail Art Vinyls to. The glitter is quite gritty and I feel like that might have affected how well the vinyl stuck down.
I gave the base about 20 minutes to be sure it was fully dry before applying my vinyls. Because you will pull the vinyls up while the polish is still wet it's best to work nail to nail. The vinyls peeled up off the paper backing really easily with a pair of tweezers and clung right to the nail when I applied them. I re-positioned a few with no problems. After laying the vinyls on the nail I smooth them out with my fingertips to make sure there are no air bubbles or gaps under them. I use an orange wood stick to make sure the edges are pushed down all the way to my cuticles then I painted on my KleanColor 'Metallic Red'. Always make sure to pull off the Nail Art Vinyls while your polish is still wet. Tweezers are a big help for this. My vinyl is top quality so unlike cheap brands, you won't ever see any sticky residue left behind on your nail. Some brands will instruct you to stick their vinyl on your skin and peel it up before applying it to the nail. You'll never need to do that with Vibrant Vinyls. The last step was topping off my mani with Seche Vite. I always recommend using a quick dry top coat any time you are topping nail art.
I'll be sure to keep you updated on Vibrant Vinyls and be sure to like the Facebook page for a chance to win some Vibrant Vinyls of your choice. I'm hoping to be open for business soon!