I’ve been doing a little wear-testing on some of my art nails to see how long they last and under what conditions. So far, so good! The butterflies are made of a clay cane which can be sliced with a razor blade. The purple on the base was made with Fyrinnae pigment and silver holo glitter, and the tips are a mix of 2/3 China Glaze Red Curl Girl and 1/3 China Glaze Frostbite, a medium blue shimmer.
So far, the butterflies are clinging on tenaciously but we’ll see how they do over the next couple days. If you’re cutting the 3-D clay canes, make sure you have a VERY sharp blade and a plenty of patience. You can warm the clay up in a cup of hot water for easier cutting, but it can warp the cane, so it’s best to cut the whole cane at the same time if you pre-warm it.