It takes talent to make these little designs on your fingernails, so why not do it yourself and save some money?
The makers of the Salon Express Nail Art Stamping Kit claim you can instantly stamp images onto your nails and on the package it says it will be fun, neat and easy to use. I purchased the kit at Target for $9.99. But is it worth the money? Let me try it before you buy it.
I read the instructions, but before I could start it says on the packaging that for best results use any brand nail art polish. I had to go back to the store and buy some nail art polish.
It says to apply nail polish to your nails first, let it completely dry, than select which design you want to put on your polished nail. This kit comes with five pre-designed image plates and each plate has seven images giving you a total of 35 pre- designed images to choose from.
You have to peel off the blue sticker on the plate with images that you want to use. Then set the image plate on the image holder and apply the art nail polish to your design. Use the scraper that came with the kit to wipe off excess art nail polish. Now take your image stamp and press it on the pattern you want and then stamp it on your nail.
I have no artistic ability and I am horrible at painting anything. So what I liked about the Nail Art Stamping Kit is you don't have to be an artist to get these designs on your nails. Plus it was really easy, didn't make a big mess and you can re-use the plates, just make sure to clean off the polish after each use. Plus I truly had a fun time doing it.
So based on my results I'm going to say it lived up to claim, I give it a thumbs up. If you are someone that has a study hand and can draw tiny images you may not like this kit. I liked it because there is no way I could hand draw any design on my nails, let alone polish them.
Not every stamp came out perfect but I think it is the user not the kit. What I didn't like was that this kit did not come with nail art polish I had to go out and buy some so it was an additional expense.