What is Fimo Nail Art?
Well, they are the easiest way to possibly decorate your nails and make them look fancy in no time. A fimo is a type of nail art accessory made out of polymer clay. They originally come in form of canes which may be like 0.5mm diameter and the length of approx 5cm. One has to slice them thin to use them. The other way they are sold is in form of ready made slices stacked in wheel shaped container. You can find both the images below.
How to Use Them?
If its a cane, you need to first slice them and if its a sliced one you are ready :P. Now, you can stick them to your nails and create what ever patterns or designs you wish. You may take help of a tweezer to pick up the slices and place them on the wet nail paint so that they get fixed. The other alternative to make them stay longer is to use a nail glue. They are much stronger adhesive and they make fimo stay for very long time (literally over a week or two). But I always get bored of them in a week and pick on them and peel them off 😛 . Its a good idea to press the fimo gently on nails ensuring that all the corners of fimo is glued well to the nails. I always do that.
Now, first of all let me inform you that fimo slices are a bit more expensive than the canes. Usually the canes are bundled and sold together so you may not have a choice of the canes you want. But they are priced so low (compared to the wheels) that you would want to take the risk of being surprised by your set of fimos. On the other hand, the sliced ones will be sold in wheel box packaging and you can chose the wheel you want, of course a little extra payment is required to exercise this option.
How to Buy Fimo in India?
Now again for US citizens and all, its a cake walk to just browse through Amazon or Ebay and get brilliant varieties of fimo at huge discounts. But I have not seen fimos that cheap being sold in India even online. I got a pack from Beauty Centre in Mumbai. But for people outside Mumbai, I am not sure.You may find a couple of highly priced wheels (I guess they are Konads) on some online shopping stores. But trust me, after you know how much their actual cost is at other places, you would not want throwing that much money on it. The difference I guess is 5 times.
So, you can browse through few online shopping portals which are located in China or HongKong (which is the hub cheapest nail art supplies) and check for free shipping. You should definitely try out BornPrettyStore. They do worldwide free shipping and have some amazing low priced collection. Check out there collection here. I got mine on my visit to Thailand but a lot of blogger friends of mine always get their supplies from here. Ohh! and not to forget, you could get a 10% discount by using coupon code HQBQ10.
Please feel free to let me know any question or thoughts on this. Also, you could request a similar post on any nail art tool/accessory that I may have overlooked.
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