Did you know that Glitter Tattoos are the new thing? We saw glitter tattoos stalls at the festivals we've attended this year, and then we saw them selling at Hamsleys as well. Recently a Korean beauty trend video that was featuring this year's Korea Beauty Expo also featured glitter tattoos as the new fashion trend, so this isn't just a children party thing anymore! With Christmas coming in about 5 weeks time, it's the perfect time to get all glittery!
There are different glitter tattoos products on the market, but we are most impressed by Glitza Glitter Tattoos, especially their Body, Nail & Fashion Sparkle Studio, because there is no stencils and glues involved (sticky mess!), and you can store everything inside the workstation! The tattoos also work on nails, fabrics and many other materials.
The Glitza Glitter Tattoos Body, Nail & Fashion Sparkle Studio (£19.99, suitable for children 6 years+) comes with:
a workstation (with drawers and magnifying glass), 1 fabric hairband, 8 tattoos sheets for body, nail and fashion, 4 shiny foil sheets (for fashion only), 2 velvety flock sheets (for fashion only), 4 pots of Glitza glitter, 20 mini gems, 10 larger gems, 1 tweezer, 1 small brush, 1 large brush and an instruction leaflet.
To create a body tattoo:
So instead of using a stencil and paint glue on it, you just simply transfer the sticky tattoo pattern onto your skin, so there is no mess at all! Then
I recommend sticking the gems on first before brushing on the glitter or it won't get sticky enough for the gems to hold on. I did end up loosing the gems, so they are best used on bigger patterns that has more glue area for it to hold on to.
After putting on my tattoo, I went on with my housework and has been washing my hands and wrist over and over again during the day. The tattoo stayed on until I had a shower where small corners of the tattoo came off. It lasted a good few days before it was completely out of shape. With such a thin layer of glue I was really impressed with its staying power!
The glitter colours are absolutely gorgeous mixed together, although if you want the colours separate, a smaller brush will be better especially for the smaller patterns. So if you are happy to part with one of your small makeup brush, that will be very handy for this.
We also love that they didn't limit the studio for just glitter tattoos only, and have expanded the use of it to decorating nails (the magnifying glass will be handy for this!) and fabrics, with different foil and velvet flock sheets (fluffy patterns!) for the fabric patterns as well. Abby wanted me to save the hairband for her to decorate, and since we are moving I had to pack the studio away. We can't wait to decorate our accessories though! My smartphone case, Abby's school bag, her sock, etc are all on the list! The refills are very affordable as well, and you can always buy foil sheets and velvety flock sheets from any Art and Craft shop, so you and the kids can have unlimited glittery fun!
I think instead of spending £25 on a glitter tattoo set that only comes with glitters, glue, a brush and stencils, I'd rather spend £20 on the studio. And it looks so much better as a Christmas present!