This is a first for me, my first studded mani. When I received some silver studs in my Cult Nails grab-bag I was really excited to try them out. I'm usually a plain sort of girl, I mostly wear shimmers and cremes and don't even do accent nails when I'm out and about, so studs are definitely new to me and something I probably wouldn't have purchased myself.
I started with a A-England Dorian Grey, a gorgeous blackened pewter shimmer that really reminds me of something antique and luxurious (it seemed like a great choice to pair with these sliver studs). I used top coat, then added the square studs with the corners going end to end while the top coat was still wet. They aren't quite straight/even.. but I think it's okay for my first attempt. I finished it with another layer of top coat although the studs still stuck out on the sides since they are flat and my nails are very curvy.
Here are the other studs I received from my Cult Nails grab bag:
I can't tell you how much I loved this. I never thought I would be able to stand something so big and "obnoxious" on my nails but it looked so pretty and the metallic studs caught the light like polish never can.
*Cult Nails nail art supplies can be purchased here and silver studs retail for $2.00 USD.