I got a chance to try some innovative nail products courtesy of Fing'rs, and here is the first of a series of reviews on this brand. This product dropped on my lap at the most opportune time -just when I was getting interested in nail art. I really wouldn't touch nail and body jewels if I didn't even think of applying them. Now that I am dabbling in nail art, it's just fun to think of ways to incorporate nail jewels into my designs.
The Fing'rs Bling! Nail & Body Jewels set doesn't just come with the rhinestones, it also comes with all the necessary accessories to attach and set the jewel in place. It comes with over 160 gorgeous gems with amazing variety and intricate designs, 1 manicure stick, 1 ml. body glue and 5 ml. top coat. I like that this set is well thought-of and ready to use anytime, anywhere.
See how beautiful the jewels are? I love the variety, and the fact that there are actually some stones that are not that commonly found in other gem kits. I also like that the gems are small, because a little bigger would look too tacky. The fact that they are small doesn't scream too much attention.
Nail Jewel Application:
1. Wet the tip of the manicure stick and use it to pick up a jewel. Apply jewels to nail while polish or top coat is still tacky. Gently press with manicure stick.
2. Apply one or two coats of top coat to secure the jewels in place. Let dry completely.
Body Jewel Application:
1. Apply a drop of Fing'rs Body Glue where gems are to be placed. Apply while glue is still tacky. Press gently to secure. Allow to dry completely.
My Take: It was pretty easy to apply the gems, because I followed the instructions to the letter. I also used a top coat over the polish that is specifically for gems/rhinestones, so that the jewels would adhere to the nail better. The top coat was especially tacky, so it really glued the jewel in place. Adding the Fing'rs top coat on top really sealed the entire thing.
UPSIDE: I love the beautiful variety of jewels, the ease in application, the convenience of having the necessary tools to apply the jewels in the kit, the easy to follow instructions.
DOWNSIDE: I didn't like the jewel casing. The little clear box that held the jewels broke its hinges the very first time I handled it, so I couldn't close it, spilling the stones all over my table and carpet. Moreover, the little gems tend to stick to the lid of the box, so it was difficult to put the gems back in their proper receptacles.
All in all, this is a good product, because it is basically a complete kit for applying nail and body jewels. I liked everything except for the jewel case. If you are into nail art, this would be a good product to try, especially if you are scouting for a convenient kit that has everything you need for applying nail gems and rhinestones.