Mock Snob is one of the new Top Speed colors that Revlon released recently. I've no idea what the name means or why it was given to this coral creme, but I liked this summery shade so used it for a full mani. I applied three coats (plus top coat) but probably could have stopped at two.
After a few days, I got bored with this all one color, plain creme finish, matching fingers look so decided to try something I'd never done before: using scrapbooking rub ons as nail decals. I believe I first saw this idea on Another Bottle of Polish; it lurked in the back of my brain until I was at JoAnn Fabrics recently to get supplies for a clothing repair project and happened to notice signs for 40% off scrapbook stuff. I picked up one set of rub ons to try. This particular set came with gems, which were stuck to a sheet separate from the rub ons themselves, though I didn't know they were separate until I opened the package.
Following the instructions on the package, I cut out the first motif I wanted to try, a single flower.
Continuing to follow the instructions, I used the enclosed stick to rub the decal off the backing after I put it on my nail, which didn't work so well. The backing was not flexible enough to easily bend to the shape of my nail and the decal was delicate, so I ended up ripping the decal when the backing sprung up unexpectedly.
On subsequent nails, I experimented with transferring the decal from the backing to my nail by rolling the backing across my nail similar to rolling a Konad stamper. I was able to fix the first flower this way, too. Only then did I rub with the stick, though I found the smoothest side of a buffer block worked as well if not better for that task. I did have the same centering issues I have with stamping, but that'll get better with practice. For my ring fingers, I cut apart one of the bigger motifs from the sheet and used half on each hand. Once the images were on my nails and rubbed down, I added top coat.
I had the rub ons on for three days and they stayed put, no lifting at all. I did get some wicked tipwear on the nail where the rub on went right to the edge of my nail, but that went only so far and then stopped.
I can see a few bubbles and wrinkles in these photos, but I was pleased enough with the effect that I'm planning to try this again soon.