Exciting times over at OceansofBeauty.com and all things Sparkle & Co. are bringing tons of new pretty things to the table this Spring! Mylar Flakes, nail tools, Pigments and more. Today in this post, I’ll be sharing the first half of the new Mylar Flakes, and follow with another post of the remaining eight! And stay tuned…next week I’ll begin sharing more fabulous new items available now!
First, notice at the top…it’s a Pink Silicone nail tool from Oceans of Beauty! You can order yours for $8.99 and it’s described as: his new tool is great for applying holo and chrome powder smoothly. It has soft tips, is double-sided and has SO many uses: ~Apply Holo/Chrome Powder (save product too bc this silicone tool is great at grabbing the powder) ~Apply Mylar Flakes easily ~Clean Up your smile lines on gel application ~Create beautiful nail art ~Clean up excess product around nail plate ~Push sensitive cuticles back and so much more! Cleans very easily with water! And brand new in Oceansofbeauty.com store are Mylar Flakes (16 shades in two jars sizes, 18 grams and 6 grams). These are 6 gram jars, from left to right starting at top, then 2nd row and so on: g.33 Seafoam Green, g.34 Yellow Gold, g.35 Magenta, g.36 Holo, g.37 Iridescent Pink, g.38 Iridescent Blue/Purple, g.39 Butterscotch, g.40 Coral Pink, g.41 True Gold, g.42 Silver, g.43 Pink, g.44 Fuchsia, g.45 Ocean Blue, g.46 Deep Sea Blue, g.47 Purple/Blue, g.48 Sunshine Yellow
I love this cute pink silicone nail tool by Sparkle & CO.! The Mylar Flakes here are G.37/Iridescent Pink over Sparkle & Co. gel polish #034/Hot Pink.
G.40 is a Coral Pink Mylar Flake and here I used it over Butter London Trustafarian and on the ring finger is Kiss Ya Later by Pap-arazzi.
G.42 is a Silver Mylar Flake and goes perfect here with a chrome nail, Chrome Pure pigment by Sparkle & CO., and the other nails I used Morgan Taylor Best Ball Gown Ever.
G.34 is a holo Yellow Gold Mylar Flake by Sparkle & CO., it’s on the heavier side so when applying, I suggest the smaller pieces. The yellow polish is Zoya Daisy and the gold chrome nail is by Sparkle & CO., Chrome Pure Gold.
I love the mermaidy look of this iridescent Ocean Blue Mylar Flake, G.45! I used it here over Deborah Lippmann My Boy Lollipop.
Here are the first 8 and be sure to check out the remaining colors in the second post. Enjoy! Oh, these are available now!
Sparkle & Co. Mylar Flakes in G.41 is a True Gold Flake with tons of golden shine. Because of the nature of the more metallic flakes, these are stiffer than some of the others. Therefore I recommend choosing the smaller shards on sides of the nail, or for more curvy nails like mine. Larger pieces can be cut with cuticle scissors. Here they are over Save The Date nail polish by Sally Hansen.
G.48/Sunshine yellow is iridescent and so bright and happy! Here I used it with white Vertigo by wHet, the blue is by OPI/The Sky’s My Limit.
G.44/Fuchsia is a brilliant metallic Mylar Flake and here I used it over Zoya Tinsley, and on the ring finger I used Zoya Lo then Sparkle & CO. Rose Gold Chrome Pure pigment.
• My Tips for application: For the more metallic, heavier flakes, use a heavier gel type topcoat for a coat over the flakes. I like Gelous (available at Sally’s). This makes a heavier top coat, 1-2 coats, for a smoother finish. The larger the flakes, the stiffer they are so I just don’t use the big ones. The more curved the nail, the smaller pieces you want to use. I use a thin coat of clear top coat (with regular polish) then while wet apply flakes as desired. Let dry then top with clear, thicker top coat. Another good gel like top coat is from Walmart (but there are lots of brands out there) is Nail-Aid No Light Gel Top Coat. It is in a black bottle. For gel polish just apply flakes over top coat, cure, another top coat, cure.
Another method is a dip method for extreme coverage. Dip wet nail into flakes, or sprinkle on, press as desired, cure, or dry, add top coat, or two.
CONCLUSION: How fun are these? I know mylar has been out for a while and real nail artists (me excluded) can come up with some super creative ideas and ways to use them. For purposes of getting them swatched quickly I went for fairly simple. My excuse and I’m sticking to it! lol Anyway, they are fun and as easy to use as any nail art gem. You are only limited by your creativity!
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*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own. Disclaimer: Differences in color depth, tone or opacity may slightly differ from some of those on the featured store’s web site and sometimes images are using acrylic swatch sticks. All swatches here are done on my long natural nails. Shades are as closely matched as possible between what you see on your computer or device (RGB) and real life. We make every possible attempt to represent the manufacturer’s colors appear as closely as seen in real life.
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