Product Type: Make Up Academy makeup
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A new kind of nail art!
MUA Nail Constellation
Member Name: 2012Saver
MUA Nail Constellation
Advantages: Gives you lovely unique nails, easy to apply/remove, cheap
Disadvantages: Can create a little bit of a mess if you spill when applying
I first found out about MUA Nail Constellations when I saw a photo on Facebook of a friends nails after using these. I was really impressed and decided I definitely wanted to give them a go. I had never tried MUA products before but a quick google search told me that MUA is sold in Superdrug stores, as well as online on the Superdrug website and MUA's own website. When I took a trip into town, I found that both Superdrug branches were sold out of the constellations, so I imagine they are a fairly popular product. I was able to buy them online from the Superdrug website.
So what are Nail Constellations? Basically these are tiny little beads that are applied to the nails to create a 3D look. They come in 5 different 'space themed' shades:
Scorpio - contains bright and bold pinks, purples, greens and yellows
Gemini - contains pinks, purples and turquoises
Pisces - similar to gemini but slightly more pastel
Leo - contains bright purple and turquoise beads
Libra - contains grey/silver and turquoise beads
They come in a little bottle similar to a normal nail polish bottle, with a thin nozzle at the end which allows you to sprinkle the beads onto your nails. To apply the beads, you simply paint your nails with a thick layer of normal nail polish and before it dries, sprinkle the nail constellations on. This is quite a messy task and the first time I did it I ended up with a few little beads on my bedroom floor, but I have since learnt to put a piece of paper under my hand when I am applying these.
As the nail polish dries the beads stay fixed into place. I give them a little press down to make sure they stick securely to my nails. The first time I used these I did not apply a top coat and found that after a day or two some of the beads started to fall off. After this I started to add a clear top coat on top of the beads and found that the nail constellations now stay in place for at least 4 days without needing reapplied.
To remove the nail constellations I simply treat them as a normal nail varnish. I soak a cotton wool pad in a good amount of nail varnish remover and give it a firm rub over my nail. The little beads come off fairly easily and stick to the cotton wool pad.
These nail constellations cost just £3 for each bottle, which in my opinion is really cheap for such an innovative and different product. When I bought them online from Superdrug they were on a 3 for 2 offer so this made mine just £2 each which was a real bargain. I am really glad I discovered this product and always get lots of compliments when my nails are done with MUA constellations! Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
Summary: A fab little stocking filler for anyone who likes nail art