Thursday, December 27, 2012
Hi everyone! In a perfect world, my nails would be long, healthy and strong but alas, this world is not perfect and I'm currently rockin' shorties. I thought this would be the perfect time to try out some nails by Crystal Clark! 

I first found Crystal Clark nails browsing through my Instagram feed and saw some gorgeous nails she had made up for the Nailgasm Documentary. SO trendy, intricate and fun! Luckily, Crystal and I talked and she was amazing enough to send out some nails for me to try out and review. Working with the likes of Solange Knowles and with magazines such as Vogue and Glamour (y'know, just to name a few), Crystal's handmade nails are one-of-a-kind works of art of the highest quality. If that last sentence didn't make you die of envy already, top all of that off with her being a New York Fashion Week veteran AND a super duper sweetheart. Yeah, I'm jealous!

Crystal sent me two sets of Weekend nails but I'm splitting them into two separate posts. They totally deserve it! This is post features a full set while the second set is more super adorable accent nails. I can't wait to show you guys!

The first set I have is a neon cobalt blue with black and white tribal/zebra print. The set includes 20 nails in 12 different sizes, nail glue and a mini smiley face emery board.

Gah, check out these nails!

These were so easy to put on and I loved that she includes small and large nail sizes! A lot of kits only come with just large sizes or just small sizes (and I say "small" loosely - they never fit me!). This kit comes with both and every size in between.

How I put on fake nails:
  • First, I push back my cuticles and remove any nail polish I have on. I like to start with a clean slate!
  • Next, I try on the fake nails before gluing them down and see what sizes work for me. 
  • Taking nail glue, I use a thin layer over my naked nail and press the nail on. Make sure not to flood the cuticles with the glue. Or, ahem, glue your fingers together.
  • Trim the nails down to your liking. You can do this before you put the nails on or after.

Where to buy: Etsy

Availability: Unfortunately (and fortunately), most styles are only made once! That means limited edition, baby!

Make sure to check out Crystal Clark's work at her website!

* This product was sent to me for an honest review! You'll get the truth and nothing but the truth! :)