Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recent NOTD: Revlon Mock Snob Plus Something New

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.

29 comments:

  1. Love the polish, not so much a fan of the stickers.

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  2. LOL the name of this one annoys me so much. I hate when things don't make no sense.

    But the colors are pretty and the decals are really cool! I don't really like the patterns..they're kind of big for nails, you know? But a different pattern would be gorgeous!

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  3. The decals were very cool...really like the thumb nail...I've never tried this but may have to give it a whirl!

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  4. I love the colour and I like all the decals except the flower. I bought something like this today so I'll see what I can do...

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  5. Pretty colour and those decals are amazing! They look fab and the colours work so well with the polish =]

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  6. I really like the creative decal idea. It's nicer than having to order specific nail decals online!

    Mock Snob is a really odd name, but the color is pretty!!

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  7. The color is a little meh for me, but I am loving the decals!! What an awesome idea!! I've used them to decorate jar candles, but never even thought of nails! I wonder if temporary tattoos would work?? I am definitely gonna dig in my sticker box after work!

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  8. I really love the color and the finish of that polish. It's gorgeous, and kind of different.

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  9. I really like that color and it looks fantastic against your skin tone!
    I would have never thought about using those rub off stickers on nails! I have seem people use those temporary tattoos. I think those turned out way better than the nails with the tattoos did!!

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  10. I really love the coral colour *adds to buy list*! The decals looks great, I really like the ones where you chopped up the larger decal :) xx

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  11. great colour! love the nail decals too!

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  12. Weird, I tried Mock Snob and it was BRIGHT, almost neon! This is much nicer. Wonder if I got an "off" bottle? Anyway, looks lovely on you!

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  13. This is neat. I've done this before but I don't think I'll spare my Pokemon temp tattoos, althought they should work the same way....yes?

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  14. I love the idea of the decals! I need to try it out.

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  15. The decals is beautiful. And I love revlon nail polishes but the name they gave to the polish is just so long:)

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  16. Hey just dropping by again to let you know that i'v tagged you to do the google game =] I hope you'l like it!

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  17. Hey there! I didn't know you had a blog! Now I feel all special that we did a swap back in the day :) I love this idea with the rub ons. Did you use topcoat?

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  18. wow thats such a nifty idea its like those new big ruby tattoos but an easier and less pricey alternative...love it!! hehe now im going to start looking at some of the scrap-booking decals to see what would work for my small fingers :)

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  19. This name bothers me..LOL, but I love the color :)

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  20. Oh! I really like that coral shade! I love coral polishes! I think I need more of them!!

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  21. I'm so glad you tried the decals. Yah, the inflexibility of the backing is annoying, but it gets easier with practice, and as long as it hasn't folded over on itself, you can still carefully place the rest of the decal on. Also, I've stayed away from the ones with gems in the past because I assumed the gems were on the same sheet, so thanks for that little tidbit!

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  22. Hey, I have scrapbooking rub-ons! I will have to try this. (I know I have some really cute Christmas ones that might work well, so I might delay the experiment until then, actually.)

    I have a field report for you - unfortunately I took it off earlier without taking a picture. I put (SH Xtreme) Disco Ball over SH Xtreme Blue It. While Blue It alone is sort of a nice navy, when the Disco Ball is added it takes on more of a turquoise look. It was surprisingly elegant looking for a day or so until it started chipping! (And that may have had something to do with the several layers of Sinful Colors underneath that I was too lazy to remove before I added the blue. But we won't discuss that part.)

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  23. Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    Elizabelle, maybe it's a skintone thing? I know some colors pull differently on me than they seem to on other ladies.

    kittypolishnbags, I'm not sure about temporary tats, but I'd say it's worth a try.

    ABOP, thanks for the inspiration!

    Mel, anytime you want to do a guest nails appearance, let me know. I'll have to see what I have that's close to Blue It so I can try recreating that combo (seems odd that I don't have Blue It but my spreadsheet says no).

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  24. Ohh I really like this color! It looks great on you :)

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