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Ever since I spied Charlene's beautiful Aztec print nails on her Dainty Nails shop, I've been dying to try a set of her handpainted nails. If you know me at all, you'll know I a) enjoy nail art, b) am rubbish at it at best, and c) have never tried falsies before. I jumped at the chance to review some of Charlene's Christmas nails, from her 12 Days of Christmas Nails range.

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daisybutter - UK Style Blog: nails, christmas, dainty nails, nail art, beauty review
daisybutter - UK Style Blog: nails, christmas, dainty nails, nail art, beauty review
daisybutter - UK Style Blog: nails, christmas, dainty nails, nail art, beauty review
daisybutter - UK Style Blog: nails, christmas, dainty nails, nail art, beauty review

(Snowflake nails, c/o Dainty Nails.)

First things first, they come beautifully packaged with a set of good quality nail glue. I might be a bit of a n00b, but erm, what kind of crazy super strength glue is this stuff?! I managed to glue my hands together, then my fingers together, then my hand to a Fashion Analytics essay before finally managing to apply my nails. Hi klutz. The Snowflakes nails are honestly beautiful: navy blue with silver glitter detailing makes it perfect for the festive season! Each set of Dainty Nails come with a set of instructions, and as stated, the filing down of the nails is very simple - mine are tiny!

I'll definitely be popping these on again at Christmas, they're a little difficult to manoevre when you're packing (!!!) and sorting life out ready for home on Thursday. If you're after a set for Christmas, I'd recommend getting an order in very sharpish! I love the look of the Fairisle nails (of course) and the adorable Snowman Blizzard nails, as well as the Monochromatic Aztec set from the regular collection. I think the Fairisle nails would be a great little investment, not only for the rest of Christmas, but well into January! Charlene also offers a custom design service for just £7, where you can choose your own colours and have an existing design customised, which is an absolutely amazing concept. Which nails are you after this Winter?

62 comments

  1. I glue my fingers together every time I wear false nails... I always think it's going to take my skin off!

    Penny x

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  2. Hahahah, i always panic when I get nail glue on my fingers! Imagine if they were stuck together forever, oh my goodness! I'm going to check out Charlene's shop, sounds like a good buy to me!
    Ashleigh x

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  3. Hahaha! Luckily a long shower sorted me right out (:

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  4. Haha I know right! I finally managed to get them on with the help of some old tweezers and lots of patience (: You definitely should, her designs are beautiful! xx

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  5. Oh my god, they are so pretty ! I might buy a few !
    You're a good advertiser you, or maybe it's because they're so perfect !
    I've never worn false nails before.. I get a bit iffy about people wearing them. Do they damage your nails in anyway or such ??

    islandofmakebelieve.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow these nails are really nice! I too have never tried falsies and I'm absolutely rubbish at nail art, just too messy! I really like the snowflakes, and the packaging is so cute :) xx

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  7. They're so, so nice! Haha I'm a very persuasive person ;) They do damage your nails a little bit, but it isn't anything as bad as I'd imagine proper acrylics to be, it's nothing unmanageable anyway, I just file my nails down and buff them before application, and then buff them when I take them off (:

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  8. these look amazing! so festive:)xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  9. Yes love them! I have the penguin ones but have to wait to wear them because I can't type in them and have essays due! lol, the snowflake ones look fab on you :) xx

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  10. I love these! They look sooo cute. I definitely think I'm going to give this a go xx

    Tor @ Thats Peachy Fashion Blog

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  11. They look amazing! Might treat myself to some :)

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  12. Charlotte Dougall12 December 2011 at 16:02

    Oooh i love these! Might have to get a pair of those aztec ones x

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  13. Awh the penguin ones are so cute! I've taken mine off until I get home, far too difficult to type essays with :P

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  14. Ooh you definitely should Jadine, they're absolutely adorable (:

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  15. They are so cute! They'd make the best stocking filler as well. WANT!

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  16. Awesome! I was just going to add some flakes onto my nails, but haven't gotten the chance yet. Totally re-inspired!

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  17. Aw these are great! Love the tuxedos too.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  18. Stylethroughhereyes12 December 2011 at 17:15

    Aww, your nails are darling. So perfect for the holidays!

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  19. Thank you! I'm after a set of the Aztec nails once I have some spare money after Christmas (:

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  20. These are gorgeous. What a lovely little business venture!!! xxx

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  21. They are BEAUtiful! I definitely need to get me some of those!!! :) XxxX

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  22. these are lovely! Very festive aren't they :) Ive just ordered a nail art pen from Topshop so hoping to do some nice festive designs on my nails very soon!
    Lucy xx

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  23. Beautiful nails :) I glue my fingers together all the time lol xx

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  24. Love the nails on you very chic! I'm so in love with Charlene's designs, wish I wasn't so clumsy and could wear falsies! I might have to get her to come live with me and do my nails every day :D

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  25. Love the nails! I've just bought the Little Penguins nails.
    Thanks for introducing me to Dainty Nails xo

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  26. love these nails, i really need to get myself some of charlene's nails! x

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  27. I love these but I can't do falsies, we just don't get along! x

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  28. Those look gorgeous! I'm planning on attempting to paint snowflakes on my nails closer to Christmas :)

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  29. I've loved seeing Charlene's 12 christmas nails - been checking daily! Gutted that I'm not really a falsies girl....I wish she could come and paint mine! x

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  30. These are fantastic, I have always wanted to try falsies!

    Maria xxx

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  31. Awww they look so pretty! I'm very tempted to try some, but a bit worried as I've never worn falsies - they always go wrong for me >.<
    x

    itscigdem.blogspot.com

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  32. Ooh I know right, Charlene has a real talent for nails and design! xx

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  33. Thank you! Awh I had no idea Topshop had nail art pens, I really must have a look at them soon (:

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  34. Thank you! Oh gosh, I thought I was the only one, I'm such a klutz!

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  35. Thanks Emma! I'm honestly in love with her shop, wish I could justify or carry off wearing falsies all the time hahaha. xxxx

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  36. Thank you (: Ooh have you?! You're very welcome Megan, I'm glad my post persuaded you to buy! xx

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  37. Thanks (: and yes, you definitely should, I can't fault the shop for design or service, absolutely perfect! xx

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  38. Haha I had the same mindset until I tried these ;)

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  39. They'll look so festive and perfect!

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  40. Me too! I love the fairisle ones (: I've never been a falsies girl either, I tend to just opt for a WAH manicure if they're at an event hahaha! Wish Charlene could be my live-in nail artist!

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  41. They're honestly beautiful, so well painted!

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  42. I love LOVE them (: They're really simple to apply as well, each set of Dainty Nails comes with nail glue and detailed instructions for application! xx

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  43. laceandliquorvintage12 December 2011 at 23:15

    They are so lovely, I bought some of her banana pop art nails & they were amazing!

    xoxo.

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  44. These are so pretty! I'm awful at doing anything to my nails. I'm sure I'd glue my fingers together if I attempted this! But you did a great job :)

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  45. So cute! i am loving the tuxedo nails! what a great idea and for the price, no more expensive than your average high street set!
    Evelyn
    x

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  46. I love her designs, the banana pop art ones are so detailed! (:

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  47. Haha well once I got past the initial clumsiness, they were really simple to apply! xx

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  48. Thank you (: Yep, really reasonable for an amazing concept! Wish Charlene could be my in-house nail artist hahaha! xx

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  49. So purdy :) I love wearing falsies! My hands are so dry with the cold at the minute, I think I need to give them some TLC and get some falsies on the go to make them look lovely!xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  50. Haha that sounds funny with the glue! The snowflake nails look perfect, all of Charlene's Christmas designs look amazing! x

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  51. These look awesome! I spotted them on the site too! I have awful nails, and tried some falseones a while back.. but somehow I'm as retarded at false one's as real ones! I too, got my fingers stuck together.. and it is SUCH a mission to do ANYTHING in false ones! But hey, they look so pretty, you get away with it!x

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  52. Monica Ptaszynski13 December 2011 at 21:58

    I love the navy and white snowflake nail designs! They're just as lovely as the red and green everywhere.

    http://www.mochaandmoccasins.blogspot.com

    M.

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  53. These are so cute and very festive too! I'm not very good with falsies...especially when I happen to drop a hairgrip or coin on the floor!

    I'll probably wear some glitter on my ring finger on top of a base coat this winter :) xx

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  54. The nails are gorgeous!
    - Olivia xx

    http://thatismystyle-styleguru.blogspot.com

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  55. suzannahelizabeth19 December 2011 at 18:13

    Hey! They are gorgeous! I've got my dainty nails on now!! :-) Do you have any idea how to get them off without using acetone?? xoxo

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