The biggest fan of the drugstore brands + high fashion collabs is sitting at her desk this very moment, ogling over the Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliques.* She's a beauty blogger and she loves testing out products. However, she hasn't even used them on her nails yet. Not because she's saving them for a rainy day but because she can't stand the thought of putting them on, then saying goodbye in a weeks time by peeling them off.
Yup. That's me. I could probably frame these nail stickers and hang them on the wall for the purposes of preserving their beauty forever. It's going to be impossible to describe these appliques without using the words gorgeous, glamorous, beautiful or stunning.
These appliques take "nail art as accessories" to the next level.
If you're not familiar with Marchesa, it's a luxury womenswear brand well-known for its couture wedding dresses and red carpet couture established by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig in 2004.
I reviewed a set of the Spring 2013 Revlon 3D Nail Appliques previously, which I truly enjoyed. In terms of the ease of application and longevity that I experienced before, the only difference with these limited edition ones by Marchesa is the design. Each pack contains 18 appliques and retails for $9.99 CAD each.
I was blessed with 4 of the 8 patterns - Jeweled Noir, Silk Rosette, Gilded Mosaic, and 24K Brocade. The other 4 (not shown here) are Evening Garnet, Crown Jewels, Royal Burgundy and Beaded Couture, which I intend on hunting down.
Jeweled Noir is a red and golden teardrop rhinestones outlined with a silver overspray over a black canvas.
Silk Rosette includes shades of teal and aqua to form a wallpaper-like pattern. The lightest shade of green-blue has a metallic sheen and the leaves have a subtle shimmer. Wallpaper is pretty old school, but I'm would not mind redecorating my room with this pattern on the walls.
Gilded Mosaic is made up of multiple shades of gold with a few hints of silver circles to form a mosaic pattern.
Last but certainly not least is 24K Brocade, which is just that. A mint and gold brocade. If I was forced to choose one as my favourite, this would be it.
Never in my life would I think to say that a sticker that goes on your nail is a collectors' item. However, these are no ordinary nail wraps; certainly not meant for everyday wear and much too elegant to be dubbed simply as "nail bling." I'm going to be reserving these lovelies for the holidays. All in all, these are worthy of a princess and surely they will make you feel like one too.
Have you got your hands on these already? What's your favourite design? What are your thoughts on drugstore and high fashion collabs?
Products received for consideration are denoted with an asterisk. I received Silk Rosette and 24K Brocade through my attendance at SPARK Sessions and Gilded Mosaic and Jeweled Noir through the Revlon Selects Program (*).