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Monday, 2 March 2015

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Shamrockin' Clover Watermarble & Color4Nails Crystalline Nail Veil Review

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have some St Patrick's Day nail art for you. This is a subtle clover watermarble using the two holographic shades from the Shamrockin' collection from Superficially Colorful Lacquer. If you missed my swatches of this collection, you can check them out here

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Stouting & Boxing The Fox - St Patrick's Day Clover Watermarble

This manicure was also the occasion for me to try Color4Nails' Crystalline Nail Veil, a product designed to protect your skin when doing nail art. I usually use liquid artist's gum from the craft store for marbling or other messier nail art (gradients, stamping etc). 

Color4Nails describes this product as 'a multi-purpose nail product! Makes for easy polish clean up when water-marbling, stamping and doing gradients. The unique nail striper brush also works great to make crisp lines for nail art. Works as a "veil" to protect your skin from polish, without the drying effects of cleaning up with pure acetone.' 

To use the Crystalline Nail Veil you basically paint it around your nail covering as much skin as required for whatever you are doing, let it dry for a minute (it turns a darker yellow when dry), get on with your nail art, then peel it off! 

I started out my mani with 2 coats of Superficially Colorful Lacquer Stouting on all nails except my ring finger. For that one I did two coats of white (Sinful Colors Snow Me White). I then applied the Crystalline Nail Veil as you can see here. 

Color4Nails Crystalline Nail Veil for watermarbling

I used Stouting and Boxing The Fox (also from the SCLacquer Shamrockin' Collection) for the marble which is inspired by a four-leaf clover. These two colours worked brilliantly for marbling! I then removed the Nail Veil using tweezers to pull it off. I had very minimal cleaning left to do and it was much quicker than using tape or cleaning only with acetone for example. I finished everything off with a coat of topcoat! 

Before peeling off the Crystalline Nail Veil - St Patrick's Day Clover Watermarble using SCLacquers

Overall, I would recommend the Color4Nails Crystalline Nail Veil. I can see myself using it often in place of my liquid artist's gum for smaller areas especially because of the convenient striper brush. Please note that this product does contain latex. It does also smell a bit unpleasant due to the latex but I'm used to the liquid artist's gum which is a bit similar so this is not something that bothers me too much. The easy clean-up is worth it! 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Stouting & Boxing The Fox - St Patrick's Day Clover Watermarble

Color4Nails Crystalline Nail Veil can be purchased here (with international shipping available). It retails for 6 USD.

Superficially Colorful Lacquer can be purchased from the Superficially Colorful site with worldwide shipping!
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The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

A multi-purpose nail product! Makes for easy polish clean up when water-marbling, stamping and doing gradients. The unique nail striper brush also works great to make crisp lines for nail art. Works as a "veil" to protect your skin from polish, without the drying effects of cleaning up with pure acetone. - See more at: http://color4nails.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1415#.VPOaRsahzx4
A multi-purpose nail product! Makes for easy polish clean up when water-marbling, stamping and doing gradients. The unique nail striper brush also works great to make crisp lines for nail art. Works as a "veil" to protect your skin from polish, without the drying effects of cleaning up with pure acetone. - See more at: http://color4nails.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1415#.VPOaRsahzx4
A multi-purpose nail product! Makes for easy polish clean up when water-marbling, stamping and doing gradients. The unique nail striper brush also works great to make crisp lines for nail art. Works as a "veil" to protect your skin from polish, without the drying effects of cleaning up with pure acetone. - See more at: http://color4nails.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1415#.VPOaRsahzx4
A multi-purpose nail product! Makes for easy polish clean up when water-marbling, stamping and doing gradients. The unique nail striper brush also works great to make crisp lines for nail art. Works as a "veil" to protect your skin from polish, without the drying effects of cleaning up with pure acetone. - See more at: http://color4nails.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1415#.VPOaRsahzx4

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