BOHEMnails Sterling Silver Jewellery!

1/20/2015

When it comes to dressing up my nails, I love getting a bit experimental. I'm a bit of a nail varnish fiend and while I have an impressive selection of colours, it doesn't stop there. Think glitters, foils, stamps, studs etc...

However, last week, my postman delivered a little package of nail wonders that even I hadn't tried out before. That's it... Nail jewellery!

The guys over at BOHEMnails sent me a fab little gift box containing sterling silver nail jewellery. If you haven't come across these before, they could best be described as false nails, cast in silver, to wear as accents with the rest of your manicure. Celebs seem to be getting on this trend, and I happen to remember seeing JLo rocking these at the Golden Globes last year. And so, naturally, I couldn't wait to follow like a sheep and add a little start quality to my own talons.

BOHEMnails are based in Birmingham at the Jewellery Quarter, and all of their products are designated and made in the UK. Their aim is create 'contemporary statement products' which are exciting to consumers and of a high quality. All of their products have been hallmarked by the Birmingham Assay Office to indicate that they are real silver or gold. Their products, with the clue being in the name, are slightly bohemian but also modern. Quirky, yet remaining chic.



The pack that I received came with two silver nails, a polishing cloth, nail buffer and some strong adhesive tabs. You are also provided with a handy little instruction manual including pictures, which explain how you can get the best from your BOHEMnails. The adhesive tabs can be applied with tweezers to the back of the nail, to ensure that it sits accurately. You should then leave this to set for a couple of minutes, and use the buffer on your natural nail. Once you have removed the protective sheet from the adhesive tab (they're double sided of course), they can be pressed onto your natural nail and held for a couple of minutes.



I chose to add mine to my purpley manicure, created using Barry M's Berry Cosmo. When creating a statement nail, I usually do this on my ring finger (and the same on the other hand) - so I chose to add my silver nails here too. The BOHEMnails come in different sizes, and you can measure your nails using the guidance on their website.



I'm normally a real clutz when it comes to applying falsies, but I was pleasantly surprised with how easier these were to put on. Just to add, I was also a complete maverick and managed this without instructions - purely, because I found them afterwards! When I first applied the nail, I found it was quite easy to wiggle them around a little until they were in perfect position. After the nails had dried a little, they felt quite secure on my nail. Although I would say the slight bit of added weight from the silver probably made them feel less secure than they actually were!

I was surprised by just how much the silver nails glammed up the rest of my manicure, and struck by how it was so easy to do. I loved the effect and completely underestimated the power of the sticky tabs - those things are strong! That said, I don't think this is a look I would go with day to day. I use the computer a lot at work, and as I'm not used to false nails I think it could just hinder my touch typing abilities. I think I'd treat this as I would that favourite bit of jewellery - and be too concerned about losing them.

On a night out or special occasion, I think these would be really great. There are so many different styles that you can accessorise them with your outfit too. Prices start from around £15 and upwards, but it is important to note that they can be reused. When applying them again, they should be washed in soapy water first just to ensure there is no excess sticky tab from the last use.

Ordinarily, I probably wouldn't pay that much personally every time I was headed out to a special event. However, it is worth noting that with just a couple of pairs of these in your collection, you could still create a number of different looks. Having looked at the website, my top picks are below;



(photos courtesy of BOHEMnails)

You can find the rest of the range over at www.bohem.co.uk. They also have a fab section entitled 'Nails for the Stars', where they have been designing conceptual nails for celebrities - such as Rihanna and Marilyn Manson.

On the whole, I was really glad that I got the opportunity to try these out. I have a hunch that nail jewellery is going to get big this year, and I am more than happy to be ahead of the trend. Stay tuned to see my next nail art pic featuring a more nautical theme with my dolphin nails!



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