Hi Everyone! I am a sucker for glitter. I love shimmer. I love the Mirror Ball from Dancing with the Stars. I love Pixie Dust. So, when I had the opportunity to play with the new Disney Villains Nail Art Kits by Kiss Products, I jumped at the chance.
There are four kits, named for the big four female Disney Villains: Cruella De Vil, Evil Queen, Maleficent, and Ursula. Each kit comes with a mini bottle of top coat, a flat bush, foil tape, a nail art sheet, a faux rhinestone sticker sheet, a mini orange wood stick, six packets of HD glitters and a pot of “Caviar Beads”. “Caviar Beads” ?! (insert one of my OMG-silent screams here). The colors and decals are the palette and icons of whichever Villain kit you choose. Honestly, looking at these kits…it’s a Disney crafters dream!
There isn’t any colored polish included, so you can really let your imagination wander as you craft your nail look. For this post, I went with the Ursula kit, since The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition is coming out on October 1st. There are basic instructions on the back of the kits (see the photo), with a manicure suggestion under the top flap. But, I just wanted to play around to see what kind of looks I could achieve as a crafter, not necessarily a nail artist (yet!).
I was immediately in love with this line of Disney Villain Nail Art Kits. If you are familiar with the Kiss brands, you will know that everything is of the highest quality and these kits are just fabulous.
Let me take you on a tour of what I used from the kit. For demo purposes, I used only the included top coat as a base.
The “Caviar Beads” are my favorite, here. I am not always on trend with fashion, but I am always interested if I can pull something off. These rich beads are like decadent nonpareils. They are small enough that I honestly think, even at my age, I can rock the suggested “French Caviar”. You just apply the top coat and simply dip the tip of your nail right into the pot while it’s still wet. They stick with no problem. I think I’ll be wearing one of these at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party next week. It totally screams “candy”.
The HD glitters are at once lush and iridescent. I selected the pearly sea foam diamond glitter because it reminded me of Ariel’s mermaid tail from the film. I applied the top coat and dipped the flat brush into the diamonds. Now, I did have to use my precision crafting tweezers to get the placement on my nail just so. I then dipped the flat brush into the pouch of the fine, multi-colored glitter and just tapped it over my nail. What I love about the glitter pouches is that they are actually open, just folded over for storage. They are the perfect width for the flat brush to go into it without making the usual mess we crafters are always afflicted with in our girl caves. I found it easy to maneuver.
Next, I applied the top coat and affixed one of the decals from the nail art sheet. They are black water flowers with rhinestones. I then sprinkled the fine, deep blue glitter over my nail using the flat brush.
I highly recommend applying another layer of top coat over your nails once you applied your glitters, beads and/or decals.
If you are really crafty, check out my Pinterest board featuring Kiss’s own manicure suggestions using their Disney Villains Nail Art Kits.
I am so excited about these kits. The possibilities are really endless. Chances are, you’ll be seeing more craft ideas using them. And p.s. Definitely don’t toss the packaging.
The Disney Villains Nail Art Kits by Kiss Products are available at Walgreens and other mass retailers near you.
The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital will be released on October 1, 2013.
Many, many thanks go to Jin Kim and the Kiss Marketing Group for providing me with the entire line of the Disney Villains Nail Art Kits to play with and review. You can find other fine nail products at kissusa.com.
Photo of the Disney Villains Nail Art Kit: Ursula by Kiss Products is used with permission from Jin Kim and the Kiss Marketing Group.
Photos of Ursula Kit contents and Fran Cassano’s nails are by Fran Cassano.
Fran Cassano invites us capture our own memories through Practically Perfect Disney Crafting… Break out the tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!