TRIED & TRUE: Maybelline New York Fashion Prints Nail Stickers

Up until a year and a half ago, I wasn’t the girl to do much more than adorn my nails with basic shades of pale pink. Any thought I had of using a shade the strayed away from what I considered to be the safe norm, was quickly nixed for fear of being “too bold.”

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Call it divine intervention or an a-ha moment, my ‘basic’ view on nail shades was forever changed after watching an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. More specifically, after seeing a scene with NeNe Leakes and her periwinkle blue nails. From the moment that ’Housewives’ episode ended, I vowed that I’d keep the safe nail colors to a minimum and I’ve since embraced some of what’s happening in nail art today.

Just recently I stepped into the nail sticker arena (I know I’m a little slow) and used Maybelline New York’s Fashion Prints Nail Stickers, #20 Midnight Lace ($7.99, maybeline.com). I just love how this brand makes wearing makeup fun. You can choose from eight on-trend patterns in all: Fierce N Fuchsia, Midnight Lace, Wild Reptile, Metal Prisms, Cheetah Chic, Sapphire Jewels, Divine Crocodile& Resort Couture. Available only for the month of November.

Being a creature of habit, I found it a little difficult to not use a brush to apply new color, but I remained strong for the sake of this story. And so the experiment begins with my carefully peeling the beautifully lace-designed nail sticker from its adhesive backing to lay it onto one of my bare nail beds starting at the cuticle.