16.4.12

DIY Nail Art: Felines at your Fingertips

The quest for cute stuff to stick on my nails has never been easy. Ebay is a big place, but it never seemed big enough to have cute cat stickers/decals other than cheesy cartoony ones. So, my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw Heather's amazing animal-adorned nails on her fab blog the other day. Off to eBay I went.

Janchristie is a fairly new eBay store set up by two animal enthusiasts who were facing exactly the same struggle as me. Except they didn't just sit on the internet and whine about the lack of cute animal nail art supplies, like me. They decided to make their own! They have birds, dogs, cats and more in their fabulous store! They are photographers, so have used photos of their own 'models' (although they can make-to-order, too!) I ordered 5 sets of stickers at £2.15 each with free P&P and here's what I chose! 



For my first manicure, I cut out some of my 'talking cat' stickers! I found the ones that looked best on the nail were the ones I cut tightly around the edges, not leaving any clear plastic around the outside. I used a base colour of Leighton Denny Babydoll (c/o Glossybox), stuck the stickers on and sealed in with Seche Vite


I didn't really have time to do every nail today, so for my latest manicure I decided on a Pug statement nail! 





I used Models Own Snow White as a base, and did polka dots of Rimmel's 60 Seconds Black Out using a trusty kirby grip. My spots weren't very neatly spaced as I was a bit sleepy, but if you squint - THEY ROCK, right?  

I'm just beyond thrilled with my new nail stickers. It's lovely to see a UK seller providing such exciting, unique and cheap products to us nail art/animal enthusiasts - I've lined plenty of pockets in Hong Kong in the past, so it's nice to 'buy local' for a change! 

I've been emailing with Janchristie to hear all about their story, and they have kindly offered you guys some free samples if you type 'GEM' in the comment box when you pay on eBay. Needless to say, I totally recommend these stickers as they are clearly adorable and so different to anything else on the market right now. 

What do you think of my animal-tastic nail art? Would you invest in these nail stickers?

♥ 


69 comments:

  1. saw these on effie's blog - they're so impressive! gooo nail tattoos
    xoxo

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  2. They're gorgeous!!! I need some of those ASAP!

    Lauren from Lauren Loves xxx

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  3. I'm not a fan of the animals but I do like the concept.

    I love your polka dots though.

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    1. Yes I guess animals on nails are not for everyone! Glad you like the dots ;)

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  4. This is so pleasing to my inner cat lady! x

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  5. These are a dream come true!! So much love for the pug statement nail, my mum would love that so I'm definitely considering a purchase!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  6. These are just amazing! Love them!

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  7. Love love love the pug! x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. this is probably the best thing i've ever seen!! love it x

    http://elliewyant.blogspot.com

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  9. I actually almost bought the cat ones ages ago because of how serious looking they were they make me LOL for a good hour, but I forgot to go back to get them!

    http://helloterrilowe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. WOW! These are so cute! I'm off to find myself some right now! I also love the polka dots too - going to have to give those a go soon too :) X

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  11. these are so cute!! the pug on polka dot looks soo cool and the black cat ones are pretty slick. please post when you have used those ones!!
    esme x
    http://esmehearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. They're fab!

    I've been trying ordinary transfer tatoos on my nails too, the kind you used to get with bubble gum - but get now in those vending machines or in cheap walk round stores.

    Just make your choice, press them onto a white nail base, wet slightly and voila! The possibilities are endless :D

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  13. oh I'm loving the spotty and doggy nails :)
    x

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  14. a m a z i n g idea! they're so good. if i didn't have nails the size of microscopic particles i would definitely indulge. i wish i knew when to keep my mouth shut though, i feel like my blog comments regularly tread lines of acceptability? i just sound bizarre. shut up jade.

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    1. Haha, this comment is perfectly acceptable to me! Love me some long words!
      They might make you some teeny stickers if you ask nicely? They seem very accommodating!
      x

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  15. Awww, I LOVE pugs. I have this undying, deep love for those babies. Although I never really got into nail art, I think you might be changing my ways..


    xo Joana

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  16. These look awesome! My friends obsessed with pugs and its her birthday soon so Im thinking this will be the perfect gift for her! :)

    Morgan
    kissandcurl.com
    xo

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  17. These are so cute! The ginger tabby cat ones are my fave!

    Lou xx
    Bits & Bobs

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  18. I'm the same with buying things from Hong Kong, it's so nice to do something good for someone at home :)
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I saw Heather's post on these too and instantly fell in love! Now all that's required is for my nails to grow so I can stick some of those adorable pugs all over them!

    Rosie x

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  20. the pug ones are sold out so i had to email asking for more! so sad i could cry! ha :( x

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    1. Aww I think they're back in stock now honey! x

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  21. I just sat here pointing at my computer screen, with my mouth open, going "HAAAAA, PUG, HAAAA."
    Pretty sure my boyfriend now thinks I'm backward.

    THANKS GEM.

    Haha, they are very brilliant though, know what you mean about going local too!
    x

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  22. ahh, these are amazing! I've totally just ordered some bulldog ones - so cute!

    love how you've done a 'statement pug' nail, they look so damn adorable, i just don't think i'll be able to stop staring at my nails when i get them! hah :) xo

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  23. I have the biggest pug obsession (surprising as I own 3 dogs, none of which are pugs!) so these are amazing! I think I'll definitely have to be investing soon. Hilariously serious looking faces too.

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  24. Ahhh these are so cool...

    I just did my first nail tutorial on my blog.. not an expert like you yet!

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  25. I love the statement pug and how grumpy he looks ^__^

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  26. Those are absolutely adorable!! And so edgy.... I think I may have to invest!

    http://mariawears.blogspot.com/

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  27. Those pug nails are bloomin' amazing! XO

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  28. I saw these on Heathers blog too, their amazing :) when I get paid/student loan comes in.. i'm deffo getting some of these bad boys. :)

    Josephine. xx

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  29. Oh my gosh those are so awesome. Do extremely want... except I want them to print out stickers of my cats :3

    China Lily

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  31. Wow these are so amazing I want the ginger cats so much and i will be ordering when the 100 day challenge is over x

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  32. I saw these on other blog and I thought of you, you are the cat lady but in a totally cool way. I love the pug nails they look amazing, and how kind of those peeps to offer samples :) fab love them x

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    1. Hehe, I know, I do have a bit of a cat-lady reputation!
      Glad you like them gorgeous lady! xx

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  33. HOLY crap the inner cat lady in me requires these.

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  34. ohh i love it, im getting some now! x

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  35. Love cats.love these!
    Off to order some now.

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  36. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! These are amazing, I love them!!

    Thanks for introducing me to JanChristie Gem, I'm off shopping now, woop woop!

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  37. Quite frankly, any hand that isn't adorned with small furry animals is missing something in my book!
    Penny x

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  38. seriously want my nails to look like the pug ones!
    i saw them heathers blog and they didn't really take my fancy, but you have completely changed my mind!
    I think the animal statement nail belongs on my hands haha
    harriet juliana x

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  39. Haha these are brilliant! Brought a smile to my face! I especially love the combined polka dots and pugg! xx :o)

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  40. Totally love these!
    I've been looking for some cat ones for a while, so I'm off to buy them!

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  41. Aww how cute are they! I love hunting around for cheap nail art supplies - the prices in shops for some stuff is crazy high! x

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  42. They are the cutest, I love the way you've mixed polka dot with the pug, and I don't normally like pugs! Gonna get me some of that!

    www.iwishicouldwink.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Quite possibly the best invention EVER. I'm so getting my hands on some of those bad boys! xox

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  44. These are so freaking cute!! I don't even dare go look at the shop because I have a feeling I may want them all... as if I can resist :) xx

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  45. this is so ridiculous i cant even believe it... and i LOVE it, there is so many i want!!! x

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  46. Oh my they are so cute, imagine if you could get your own cats, how awesome would that be.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  47. Ohh the pug polka dot ones are sooo cute!!! I have them waiting to be used but I don't want to waste them haha xx

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  48. wow gem this is an amazing idea! Im defnitely going to try this :) xxxx

    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  49. i love pugs! too cute! definetly gonna have to check them out myself. xx

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  50. So cute! I love the dog manicure specifically.

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  51. They're so cute! Aww...

    Pip x

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  52. I have just found this. The best things ever. But the cat ones aren't available anymore!! Have just emailed the seller about them - I NEED these in my life!!

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