I have the Art Club Pretty Shiny Things kit for a full review today. The contents of this set have been in my consciousness since opening the package. I decided to create a tricolor funky french with the three stripers. I added the fan and ironwork decals along with an assortment of metallic gems to showcase the set. Color Club Master of Disguise polish forms the glossy black base for the design.
Let's peruse the kit. The packaging for Pretty Shiny Things is vibrant and inviting. The graphics lend themselves to the feel of artistic expression. It's an auspicious way to begin any creative undertaking.
Next are the metal decorations. There are gold and silver buttons with swirls in the two smaller screw top jars. The nail wheel includes copper, gold and silver pieces shaped like gemstones, silver stars and gold and silver petals. You can click on this picture to view full size.
The three stripers: You're Golden (fine silver and gold glitter), Steele This Look (metallic silver), Penny Pincher (metallic copper).
When I was creating the look this morning, I was thinking about resort wear collections. I began reading fashion magazines as a pre-teen and I wondered about lines of warm weather clothing designed for extravagant winter getaways. There always seem to be metallic accents in resort collections. Black or navy come into play linked to a nautical theme. Perhaps some part of me, the part that hadn't finished her coffee, was on the deck of a yacht in impossible gold heels.
The Pretty Shiny Things kit is filled with wonderful accents I will return to for nail art. You will recognize the striper in You're Golden from the whimsical Slush Queen manicure. Various gems were used for Fireside. I discovered the metallic gems and buttons are reusable at least one additional time. They withstood removal with an acetone based solvent and maintained their shape and color.
Art Club decals are my favorites. They are thin enough to remain flat on the nail once positioned. I was even able to move a decal with tweezers without any damage to the polish beneath or the decal itself. What was the most surprising was the edge of the decals became invisible after adding one layer of topcoat. Were all decals on the market of this quality, I would certainly use them often.
The Art Club Pretty Shiny Things kit was sent to me for review. For more looks from this kit, check out reviews from Beauty Judy and Body and Soul. Sets are available for purchase at victorianailsupply.com. The Pretty Shiny Things Jewels and Gems nail wheel is also sold as an individual item.
Happy painting, ladies!