Fimo cane sticks! They are really really tiny. I got them off qoo10 (aka Gmarket), and my sister also got some at Far East Plaza (I think?) for me. They did not provide a cutting blade, but I used my penknife to cut it!
The fimo sticks my sister bought was so much easier to cut compared to those I bought! They were much softer, so easy cutting allows for thinner pieces without cutting it slantingly. This means it will fit nicely on the nail.
I did not use alpine snow for the white base, but I used Etude House’s white instead.
I bought these off qoo10 as well some time back, wayyyy before I started doing much nail art. They only cost a dollar each then! Talk about budget me! :) Always try to save. However it retails at $2.90 in local outlets I think.
Anyway, they are of not bad quality I must say? To get full opacity you just need about two coats. I did not try to get full opacity because I will be drawing on it anyway, so you can see some bald spots on my pinky. It’s smooth to apply! Other than that, it takes a little long to dry, and sometimes there are little bumps or grains in the polish I’m not sure why D:
Here’s the finished product of my sugar skull nails! I wanted to do a nail tutorial, but I did not have a tripod so I could not photograph properly. I added a few rhinestones to bling it! Cute dimples huh? Ha!
What I did was sticking the fimo cane sticks on the nail first, and then draw in the nose, eyes and the designs around the skull.
There! An almost-done nail.
I was considering perhaps I should have drawn the nail first, so I could top coat it and THEN stick the fimos. However, I added the fimos first so that I knew where to draw the nose, mouth and designs on the skull. But this also meant that I cannot top coat properly. Ahhh tough!
I used acrylic paint to paint the black lines and designs.
So this was the first design I used acrylic paint! I got these two acrylic paint tubes from Popular, a local bookstore. I used these when I was in primary school haha! Brings back so much memories. Anyway, they only cost a dollar each! I’m quite sure it will take AGES to finish the tubes because you only use so little at a time.
I was initially quite scared to use them considering toxic and stuff like that, but thinking that the paint will go on top of the nail polish, it just does not bother me that much anymore. It is really good to work with, it will never get sticky. Just got to add some water! So much easier to draw with :)
After doing these nails, it was difficult for me to even wash my hair! Because some fimos were cut too thick, so it did not stick too well on my nail. One of them dropped off when I was showering, then the next day I woke up, a few more dropped out :( Have you tried fimo sticks? How was your experience with them?