Rudolph’s Nose…

So in case anyone isn’t aware – it’s almost Christmas, yaaaaay! Tonight is my last night of work for two whole weeks and I cannot explain how good that feels, as I’m really needing a break. I decided to paint Rudolph on my nails but he has a secret…

At first he looks like a normal red nosed reindeer. (If there is such a thing)

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But start to hold your phone to text or browse, and his red nose really does glow!

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This is thanks to a NFC (near field communication) chip that’s embedded in a nail sticker. It’s wonderful, I’m always amazed that such technology can actually fit on my nail and works. I purchased mine from BornPrettyStore, and I’ve used them before in different colours. (Last year I used one atop a christmas tree)

Here’s a short video to help display the way the led flashes. It’s certainly bright and strong enough to see during the day too, but in the dark it gives off an amazing flash!

Have you ever worn any technology on your nails before?

Happy New Year! (Almost)…

So to state the obvious – it’s almost a new year! To celebrate I’ll be playing some sort of video game maybe Jurassic Park Lego, Harvest Moon or maybe even Watchdogs. We’re usually a little more retro and go for a board-game, Risk or Monopoly, but neither of us feel up for it this year. I’ll of-course be having some rum for refreshment too!

Fireworks were an obvious choice for new years nail art. I’ve seen a lot of them on Instagram, but guess what b*tches – mines actually light up the night sky!

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I’ve yet again used a wonderful LED Nail Chip from BornPrettyStore. I honestly urge you to get some as they’re so cool to use. Right now (31.12.2015) they’re on sale at $2.25 so why not just get one to try it out, remember it’s free shipping! If you order anything full price, use my code ‘AZYW10’ to get 10% off. I also used some silver glitter, a holo topper, and nail foils to create this super busy fireworks display.

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Christmas Tree Star…

So I previously had great fun using the NFC LED Nail Stickers that I bought from BornPrettyStore (one became a Satellite and the other became a diamond). So much so, I reordered again and they arrived in time for a Christmas design! But wait a minute that doesn’t look that exciting….

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Until now that I’m holding my phone and whoa – the star on top of the Christmas tree lights up and the whole nail art has been transformed. Look at that thing twinkle! Huh, it’s not twinkling and you’re not content with just a blurry photo? Keep on going to see a video…

Lit Up Tree

Here comes the ugly behind the scenes bit. I like to include it as I find it quite a transformation from a big, ugly, brown chip to totally acceptable in public nail art. Start off by applying the LED chip to bare nails (base coated of course). Then paint around the LED, which is the little rectangular part of it, with the base colour and the rest of your design and you’re bascially done! Just remember to top coat LOADS. I had to paint a white base for my tree as it wouldn’t have shown up well against the red but this step could be omitted depending on your design.

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Light Up ChristmasTree