Nail Art Society August Kit

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The official relaunch of the Nail Art Society is here!

The August kit contains:

  • Four Orly Instant Artist Water-Based Paint stripers in Jet Black, Crisp White, True Blue and Platinum
  • Two packages of Cala Professional Nail Arts Water Decals in Butterflies and Silver Butterfly

For the first mani I did with the kit, I used the Orly Instant Artist Paints. I couldn’t wait to try these water-based paints, because you’re able to wipe your work off with water if you make a mistake – and you don’t mess up the polish by having to use remover! For my base, I used Orly Beach Cruiser:

I had to use a shaded photo, because this polish is just too hot to trot and blurs out in the sun!

I just drew a bunch of random designs with the stripers, but by the time I got to my pink, I had the perfect example of a mess-up that needed to be wiped off:

You can see that it comes off with just water and a napkin, and doesn’t smudge the nail polish! I decided to take my pinky in a completely different direction after that!

Here’s the completed design:

I asked Mike what he thought and he said he liked the pinky the best!

For my next mani, I used China Glaze Highlight of my Summer as my base, all the Orly’s, and a decal from each set.

To get started, I cut out the decals and I put them in a little thing of water for several seconds:

The decals will slide right off the paper backing when they’re ready for transfer:

After transfer, I added a coat of top coat: 

Ha, still hadn’t cleaned up yet around my cuticles!

I used the Silver Butterfly, too, on my ring finger, and I used the stripers for a funky French:

I would advise against doing a design with the Orly water-based lacquers THEN adding the water decal, because the decals will be wet and you don’t want to chance ruining your design!

I found that adding top coat over the water-based lacquers did not blur them unless they weren’t dry yet. I tried to let them dry prior to top coat.

I was pretty pleased with the picks for this month’s kit, especially the colors of the stripers! AND, I finally got to try the water-based Instant Artists.

Nail Art Society curates nail art supplies and sends them to you once a month for a $9.95 per month (plus S&H) fee. You can sign up here.

What do you think – have you ever tried Instant Artist Water-Based Paints? What about the water decals? I use water decals a bit, and I find that the colorful ones work best over light colors.

Have you signed up for NAS yet?! What do you think so far?! Also, if you signed up for the August kit, check out the giveaway Nail Art Society is hosting! Read more about it here!

Disclaimer: The August Nail Art Society kit was provided for review by the PR/Manufacturer as part of my participation in the NAS Guru program. Orly Beach Cruiser was provided to me as a gift from an Orly event at Cosmoprof. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!