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Nail Art for All: Big Ruby Tattoos

*Completely unrelated preface.  To read the actual review, skip past this chunk*

After two nights of ‘easing into’ the school workload (and knowing it can only get worse from this point on), I can safely say that for the majority of the year, I won’t be able to comment on your lovely blogs every single day.  My plan of action is to spend Friday and the weekend catching up on commenting, so please excuse my Monday-Thursday absences 😦  Since I want to continue posting on a daily basis, I won’t have time to drop in and leave my thoughts on school nights (Fridays not included because Friday = FREEDOM).  So again, I’m sorry for my silence this week, and I’ll make it up to you guys starting tomorrow!

And now, it’s time for me to show you a nail art product that anyone can use, no matter their skill level.  In fact, if you can’t do nail art with this product, I must say that I’m silently judging you.

(Just kidding!)

Big Ruby is a company that specializes in nail tattoos.  They carry a variety of themed packs, and each pack contains 86 individual tattoos.

Putting Big Ruby Nail Art Tattoos to the test in this Harry Potter themed manicure.  The lightning bolt is from their ‘Cosmic’ set.

I’ll update this post with more product shots tomorrow, but in the meantime you can check out their designs here.

Now I know someone is probably going to ask, “Why would you put tattoos on your nail, you weirdo?”  I am here to enlighten you.

Nail tattoos are similar to nail stickers in function, but they have a completely smooth surface.  Nail stickers often cause polish to pool because of their 3D shape.  Tattoos, on the other hand, adhere directly to the surface of the nail, and appear as if they have been painted on.  In fact, I like to tell people that I painted these on (har har, I’m so talented!)

Application is extremely straightforward.  Simply apply these as you would a regular tattoo.  And just in case you don’t know how, each pack of tattoos comes with instructions.  Plus, you can also find them on Big Ruby’s website.  Remove the tattoos as you would a regular nail polish.

The only drawback of this application method is that sometimes you can’t position the tattoo exactly where you’d like it to go.  If that’s the case, I would suggest that you use the water bowl method (I have no idea what it’s called, but since it involves a bowl of water, I’m going to go with that).

*Note: I haven’t tried this myself, so test it out on a single tattoo first.

So what differentiates nail tattoos from regular tattoos?  Mainly, the size.  I don’t often see tattoos that are small enough to use on your nails, which is why nail tattoos seem to be in their own category.

Big Ruby’s designs are solid color, and the brand has a very cute yet funky vibe.  Each pack of 86 tattoos retails for $12.00.

Thumbs up for

A number of options to pick from, ease of application, cute designs.

Thumbs down for

I do find the price a little high, especially since I’ve been using super discounted nail art from Born Pretty Store lately.  While I would love to see a $2-3 price drop (perhaps they could do a sale or set up occasional promo code for customers), you do get a ton of tattoos in each pack.

Final decision

Manicurists of all skill levels can use this product.  Big Ruby’s designs are straightforward, but add a kick to any basic manicure.  Overall, this is a fun and easy product to use, and one that I would recommend to anyone who loves easy nail art.  If they could set up discounts on their site from time to time, that would make me even happier.

~Makeup Morsels

Full Disclosure: The products in this post were submitted for review, either by a PR firm or directly from the manufacturer.  For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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6 thoughts on “Nail Art for All: Big Ruby Tattoos

  1. I used to play with nail stickers and such, but I no longer have the time, haha. I want to do them again, though – they’re a lot of fun. I still need to check out Born Pretty, too.

    • I actually haven’t painted my nails for awhile…it’s very out of character for me, but I haven’t had time recently. You should definitely get into nail art again, it’s lotsa fun 🙂

  2. TWIN!!!!
    You’re amazing!! the website is awesome, it’s so legit.
    hahahaa, and of course the “sprinkling of food”.
    be prepared for the shower of praises tomorrow.

  3. What a cool idea! And you get so many tattoos too. Application seems easy too so they’d be great for those like me that love nail art but can’t do it. The price is a bit offputting though, I agree.

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