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Digit-al Dozen Does Bling: Blingy Quilted Design and May Nail Art Society Kit

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Good morning! I can’t believe it’s Monday already! But it’s not just any Monday…it’s the first day of Digit-al Dozen Week! This month’s theme is "bling". Bling may not be the first (or even fiftieth) word someone would use to describe me, but I tried to have fun with it. Luckily I just received my very first Nail Art Society kit (more details on that later in this post). It contained all sorts of goodies that were perfect for this week. I loooove my first mani! It’s a quilted design accented with faux rhinestones.

Quilted nail art design using striping tape and Kiss Rhinestones from the May Nail Art Society kit

This look is really very easy to execute…no art skills required, just major patience - especially if you’re OCD like me and ensured that no rhinestone color was repeated in the same position (seriously, I did that. I can’t help myself!) I polished one coat of Pure Ice Silver Mercedes as a base. I chose Silver Mercedes because it 's creamy and really dense. I knew if I had to do some touch up that it would cover the black.

Quilted nail art design using striping tape and Kiss Rhinestones from the May Nail Art Society kit

I used striping tape to block out the diagonal stripes and polished over it with one generous coat of essie Licorice...removing the tape immediately after polishing each nail. Then I touched up any edges that weren't perfectly clean with a small nail art brush. Finally, I used one thick coat of Seche Vite to attach the rhinestones using small tweezers. I placed a large stone at the center intersection and smaller ones at the other points on each nail.

Quilted nail art design using striping tape and Kiss Rhinestones from the May Nail Art Society kit

The rhinestones are KISS brand. As I mentioned, I received them as part of my first Nail Art Society kit. The kit was pretty impressive, containing a variety of items that were perfect for this month's theme. I calculated the value of the box at about $35 retail...which is a nice return for a $9.95 investment. Be on the lookout for future looks using the items from this box!

Quilted nail art design using striping tape and Kiss Rhinestones from the May Nail Art Society kit

The Nail Art Society (NAS) is a subscription-based service. For $9.95, NAS will curate and deliver to your door, the latest tools, polishes, and nail art accessories for you to recreate current nail trends at home! All NAS members have exclusive access to Q&A’s, video tutorials, trend reports, and tips from Celebrity Nail Artists, Bloggers and Beauty Insiders. To join their exclusive nail art society, simply choose the Nail Art Society membership that best suits you. They offer monthly, quarterly, and yearly memberships. Update: NAS is no longer in business.

Even though some of these items are things I wouldn't normally purchase on my own...I still think it's a really fun box. It allowed me to experiment with products I may not have otherwise tried. And isn't that really the point of beauty box subscription?

Do you subscribe? Good or bad...let me know what you think.

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