Do you want to add a cute element to your manicures? Fimo cane from Born Pretty Store is the perfect option. Many of the designs coordinate well with the bright colors in summer nail polish collections.
I found slicing fimo to be far easier than I had expected. While I used to purchase pre-cut slices, I much prefer having 100 canes to choose from to embellish my manicures. Keeping my fimo in a crystal sugar bowl makes for a pretty storage solution. I enjoy being able to see all the patterns with ease.
I have also been adding pearls from a warmer palette of color to my manicures. My recent manicure featured fimo rose blossoms and lemon wedges as well as golden and pink pearls.
|100 pieces of fimo cane in a crystal sugar bowl.|
|You can click to view the assortment.|
|A cheerful bouquet.|
|Pink hibiscus blossoms.|
|Bright saltwater fish.|
|A safety razor I purchased at a local hardware store.|
|Colorful pearls in a warm palette.|
Slicing fimo canes seemed a bit daunting at first, but proved easy once I began. I purchased a safety razor for $1.00 and used a wooden kitchen cutting board. I admit the man at the hardware store looked elated to finally find the perfect customer for a neon pink safety razor!
T from amused polish suggested I warm the fimo canes in my hands before slicing. If you are portioning fimo for friends or clients, I would recommend this method. Personally, I get the best results by warming the fimo in my cleavage. When fimo becomes more pliable from an increase in heat, it is easiest to achieve the thinnest slices.
To adhere fimo to natural nails, use a dab of thicker formula topcoat. You can utilize tweezers or a moistened pick up tool to place the designs. I work nail by nail when positioning fimo, adding a layer of sealer topcoat on the first nail before placing fimo on the next. I finish with an additional layer of sealer topcoat on all ten nails. Two coats keeps the fimo secure for days without lifting. I typically work with Art Club Sealer Topcoat or So Easy, For Rhinestones Only Topcoat.
I definitely recommend the fimo canes from Born Pretty Store. The assortments vary with each order, but customer service will search for specific canes if there are designs of particular interest.
The pearls I am showing are similar to the set I reviewed recently, but with warm tones. I love having yellow and orange pearls for decoration. These will be used often throughout the summer moving into the autumn season. I suggest owning both wheels for more nail art options.
Have you ladies tried using fimo to embellish your nails? Do you have any favorite items from Born Pretty Store or something you would like to see reviewed at painted Lady fingers?
There is currently a discount code for 10% off your purchase: PLFK31. Enjoy!
The 100 fimo cane assortment and colorful pearls were sent to me for review from bornprettystore.com.
Happy painting, ladies!