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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review: Big Ruby Nail Tattoos

A little while ago, I thrilled to receive two sets of nail tattoos from Big Ruby! What are nail tattoos, you ask? Well, simply put they are just like the temporary tattoos you likely had as a kid, but smaller and for your nail. I've wanted to try more nail art, but lets be honest, it takes time and all sorts of different tools, and... did I say time? I don't always have a lot of time to devote to wee little nail designs. Big Ruby's nail tattoos solve that whole issue. All you need is water, a paper towel, scissors, and the actual tattoos. Sign me up!

Garden design

Tweet design

Instruction sheet, they're also on the back of the tattoo sheets

I was sent two super cute designs to try out: Garden, a mix of flowers, butterflies and cute little bugs & Tweet, a mix of owls, birdies and feathers. The tattoos range in size from teeny weeny (great for pedicures) to larger whole nail size. I probably won't use these for pedicures- they're too cute, I want to show them off on my fingers! but I will use the teeny ones to create little cluster designs.

To start off I painted my nails with Essie's Topless & Barefoot for my base. I wasn't exactly sure which designs I was going to use, so I went for a neutral base. There were almost too many options, so I clipped out a few different ones and set them out. I didn't want to have to play around to cut out more once my hands were wet (yeah, that could prove to be disastrous...)

I ended up using two flowers on my ring finger and a wee little bird on my thumb. I am super pleased with how these turned out and they truly couldn't be any easier to use. The hardest part (for me) was waiting for my polish to dry so I could apply the tattoos. You simply cut out the tattoo stick it on your nail then wet the back with a cloth (I used paper towel) and voila! If you have any creasing just smooth it out with a wet finger. The only thing that was a bit tricky was making sure your design was exactly where you want it, since you can't see through the sheet it can be a tad tricky to get placement spot on.

Each set of nail tattoos retails for $12 from Big Ruby. Right now you can also get a set of their Skull and Crossbones tattoos when you order three items or more. I will definitely be purchasing a few more sets to have on hand in my nail drawer. They are just that great!

Have you tried nail tattoos? What did you think?


  1. How fun, my sisters might want to try this.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. What cute and fun nail art. I've never tried nail tattoos but they look great because I def. can't do by hand nail art.

  3. This is so cute!! I just ordered the sea creatures one but I really like that little sparrow.


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