I have a totally adorable mani for you all today, alongside a cause that as a zoologist lies pretty close to my heart. Behold, the panda mani!
As most of you probably know, the giant panda is an endangered species (yet is definitely one of the most adorable animals on the planet), and is mostly endangered due to our own interference as we destroyed their habitat and food source.
Do you really want these little fellas to become extinct? The WWF page has more info on these beauties, and even a donation page if you're feeling generous today. Anyway... back to the nails!
These adorable guys are actually water decals from none other than Born Pretty Store! They were really easy to apply, you just slide them off their backing and onto your nail and voila- cute panda goodness.
However, as you can probably tell, they are pretty large, so if you have small nail beds and/or short nails, you may not be able to fit the whole panda decal onto your nail... (Though, they would be just as cute with a little panda head peaking from the tip of your nail!)
Models Own Colour Chrome Green was used for this base- I used two coats of it this time over a bare nail, as the last time I used the Colour Chrome polishes I stuck with one coat and it chipped super quickly. The extra coat definitely improved the amount of time the mani lasted- I think I ended up wearing this one for almost a week!
I loved these decals so, so much that I actually went back online and ordered some more almost straight away. You get 16 pandas and 8 bamboo sticks per sheet, and for only £1.20 I'd say that's a pretty good deal.
Also, don't forget you can use the code "REEG10" at the checkout on Born Pretty Store to get 10% off any full-price items in your basket! (You could even use the 10% saving to donate to the pandas!)
I hope you love this mani as much as I do! I can't get over the cuteness of these decals and can't wait until more arrive!
As always, let me know what you think in the comments!
See you Friday!