Beauty Review: Embellish 3D Manicure

22 Oct

I’m still a fairly new recruit to the long-nail clan. I spent years chewing on my nails and have only recently decided to stop snacking on my fingers and start decorating them for fashion, hygiene and procrastination reasons.
I had to learn what most girls half my age already know and adjust to life with my fingers no longer feeling sore after a nail binge.

I take great pride in my new claws (so much so that when I got them cut down for my brother’s wedding I genuinely cried). However, I’m not very adventurous when it comes to nail art. I enjoy pampering my paws on a regular basis; I’ve got a good collection of nail paints and sometimes even put two on at once!! – how crazy of me. But that’s where my creativity ends.

So, when I was diddle-daddling around Primark and noticed this 3D manicure set for only £2.50 I thought I’d give it a go.

They do loads of different colours but the nude collection tickled my fancy – I need to ease into this business slowly.

Primark Embellish 3D Manicure Review

Primark Embellish 3D Manicure Review
I first applied two coats of nail polish onto each nail. The polish itself is silky and smooth, goes on easily and dries applaudingly fast. It gives a nice sheen and I’d quite happily wear it on its own.

I then applied a further coat and, whilst still wet, I sprinkled the pearl beads over the nail. Make sure you use the handy plastic tray to catch all the fallen beads so they don’t go all over your bed! They also give you a handy little funnel to easily pour the remaining beads back into the bottle.

Press down on the beads to secure in place, and that’s it, you’re done!

This was really, really easy to do and it looks quite professional and unique; it’s like jewellery for your nails – what girl wouldn’t like that? I’m not a huge fan of crazy 3D gel nails and such like but this is quite subtle and pretty.

Primark Embellish 3D Manicure Review

To give you more of an idea of what the finished product looked like in real life I took some shots in natural light and using the flash on my camera.

Primark Embellish 3D Manicure Review

Overall the product is effective, especially considering it costs under £3  for the entire set. The whole process took around only 15 mins and that’s with 3 coats and the beading. I used much less beads than I thought and I still have a pretty-full bottle left. The beads feel secure and stay in place, it also smells quite nice too!

In future, I may only do the beading on one feature finger on each hand so it doesn’t look too over-bearing and I may try different colours on the base layer for different effects.

I’d definitely recommend buying this set for yourself or as a stocking filler. Primark’s beauty range is inexpensive but works just as well as the major brand names.

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~x~

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