Sunday, November 10, 2013

Review: Winstonia Store - Metallic Studs

I was awarded the opportunity to blog about and review for Winstobia Store and their metallic studs. There is also a 10% Off Coupon through December 31st for these studs, use NAILARTJENN as the coupon code. Thank you Winstonia Store!
I went on their store and was able to choose the size and style that I wanted to work with. 
I chose the 4mm rectangle and 3mm squares. I also got the squares in gold and silver and the rectangles in black and gold. So much fun! They came nicely packaged, in a perfect sized shipping envelope. Some places go a little overboard. 

My first manicure I did I wanted to show texture and have a ton of fun with the rectangular studs in gold. I used Sinful Colors new Crystal Crush colors in Purple Gleam and Treasure Chest. I wanted to create a fun pattern with these so on the purple nails I did a stair pattern, placing the studs vertically. On the teal nails I did a vertical and horizontal design to switch it up. 
Isn't this just so much fun!? The colors in the polish against the gold of the studs just makes it blend so well. 

My second manicure I did was for my NFL Gameday manicure for my Seahawks! I used the silver squares to show toughness, and strength. 

This worked perfectly for the look I wanted to attain. 

Most of you by looking at my Instagram will see I don't use a lot of "attachments" in my nail art and manicures. I never found a good glue, or a good stud that would stay on my finger, or one that didn't feel too heavy on my finger when trying to place it. These are a good width, and don't feel like my fingers are being weighed down. I did find 3 of the studs that were damaged out of the bags. 2 squares were warped on the corner and a rectangle was scraped. Out of the whole bag of studs I dismissed that. I can only imagine the number of studs they handle daily and how hard it would be to keep it all in check. I don't like putting them away and trying to pick them all up haha, you never know how many you may use. 

I have really enjoyed using these studs, and want the other shapes and sizes they have too!! 
Please go visit them online 
Here is the direct link to the studs: 
Remember to use NAILARTJENN for a 10% coupon code! Good through Dec. 31st.
I really do like these studs and will use them more!!