Today’s nails are sparkling aqua with an aquatic theme. The aqua was made of 1/2 China Glaze Blue Island Iced Tea, a sparkling light blue glitter, and 1/4 Misa Pour Me Something Tall and Strong,a medium blue jelly, and 1/4 Color Club Blue Light, an intense opaque light blue.
I painted the tips with a coordinating light blue glitter mixed with a clear topcoat. It’s not really noticeable but it makes the nails seem a little more finished.
On my index finger is some seaweed, then some more of those pearly baubles on my middle finger and pinkie, and on the ring finger is a clam. Yes, a clam. It was suggested by more than one person that it looked like a baseball glove, but it is a clam.
But wait- I have some
Are you gals and guys ready for this? I’m setting up a web shop on Etsy.com, a marketplace for handmade items. Etsy is only for handmade crafts and vintage items, a bit like what Ebay used to be like before it got to be an online version of any shopping mall in America.
I’m going to sell my frankens and nail art!
When I make a franken that I like, I paint nail tips with it and make a note of the “recipe.”
Each nail tree has 22 tips on it, 11 of each size to fit various size nails. The tips are good quality and fairly thin so they sit naturally on the nail. The length is short- great for people who are active or type a lot. I wore mine for a week with no problems (this was back before I started changing my nails everyday and blogging!) They don’t chip at all and are really comfortable.
The nail tips can be used with double-sided nail tape, temporary (water soluable) nail glue, or traditional nail glue (like cyanoacrylate superglue). Just apply the glue, put the nail over your nail bed, and twist the nail off the tree. File off the little tab and you’re all done! I think it’s easier to twist the nails off the tree than to pick through a box of loose nails. Of course, they could be sold loose as well.
I’m going to paint all the nails with the same color unless requested otherwise (unlike the picture above!).
I’m also going to put some handpainted nail art as well. I’m still deciding prices- I think $5 US for a single color set- this seems to be what drugstore press-on nails cost. I’ll also offer sets of 3 for $10 and 10 for $25. Of course, custom mixed shades will be available too!
For nail art tips (marbled, rhinestones, gradated, handpainted with one of my famously odd themes), $10-15 per set. Shipping is a flat $3 to anywhere in the world.
I don’t expect to really sell much, but I’ve decided that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a no-kill animal shelter or pet rescue.
So, what do you think? Is the cost OK? The nails are really good quality- I think better than press-ons from the drugstore for the same price, and in custom colors that won’t chip.
Don’t worry- my blog will just have a link on the sidebar to the shop after it’s set up. I won’t inundate anyone with pleas to buy my nails- it’ll just be available as a discreete link. I’m not going commercial or anything! I’ll post the link after my shop is set up, but my content will remain ad-free.
Any feedback about price, designs, etc. would be appreciated!