09 May 2013

Nail art display stand

Howdy everyone,

A while ago I decided to start using fake nails instead of painting my own natural nails for various reasons. However, since I planned to decorate them myself I started to look for something to display them and by that making it easier to paint and decorate.

After some research I came across a nail art display stand that looked promising.

I ordered two of those display stands on Amazon because they were sold out on all other online shops.

I paid 6.40 GBP for both together, shipping was free. The order got shipped from Hong Kong and took about 4-5 weeks to arrive.

For those interested, the seller I ordered from is called "Cougartradecompany".

Also, if you search for "nail art display", "spongy nail art display" etc. something should pop up.

It arrived in an envelope and came without bill or "how to" description.

This is how it looks when it's not crunched like there was no tomorrow...

I removed all the unnecessary stuff, so it looked like this (the paper stuff is actually a strap of double-faced adhesive tabs):

For your reference, a "before and after" picture:

So now, how did I put this together ? Let me give you a step-by-step instruction:

First, take the base pieces, they look like this:

Now put them together:

Next, take the following pieces that will be the socket your nails will rest on. They look like this:

First, however, leave the triangle one aside. Take the square-ish one and pop it into the base you already created, like this:

I did it so that the round edge was facing outwards.

Now use the triangle and "click" it into the  square-ish one:

So far, so good. Now do the same with the remaining parts:

You are almost done. Now take the star shaped part that is left:

And place it in the center of your nail stand:

And that's that. You can use it now :)

The nail stand comes with some adhesive stickers. You can put them on the nail stands and fix the fake nails with them. If you run out of them, simply use double-faced adhesive tape. You should be able to find it in stationery stores and the like.

I already used the stand and it is fantastic. It's so easy to paint and decorate your nails now and you can leave them on the stand until they are dry. No more "darn, how am I supposed to open the door / make dinner / read a book" anymore because you won't have to deal with wet nail polish on your nails anymore =)

Also, on a side note, if you want to re-use your decorated nails, use adhesive tabs to apply them to your nails. By pressing down on the nail and sliding them off your natural nails you won't damage them and therefore you can use them again. Mine are called "Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs". If you live in the UK you can buy them at Superdrug. Otherwise the internet (and yes, Amazon) are good places to purchase them. Of course there are other brands that do those tabs but I only used the Nailene ones in the past and they worked for me.

I wish you a nice evening !

So long,


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