So I thought I'd do a post dedicated to Fimo and using it in nail art. I bought my sticks on a bit of a whim from Amazon.
As you can see I've only cut a few of them up. You get a razor in the pack and it takes ages. Really they need to be super thin. I watched a video on YouTube about cutting them which said they should be paper thin!
Here's my first nail art with Fimo...
Not very adventurous! But I tested out their staying power. I had my nails like this for about a week and they showed no signs of falling off. Of course mine weren't paper thin but I stuck them on my ring finger where they were least likely to fall off.
To stick them on I just used a paintbrush and OPI Nail Envy which I use as a topcoat. I put a bit of Nail Envy on the bottom of the Fimo piece and placed it onto my nail with the paintbrush. I then held it down with the other end of the brush until it had stuck down. I found that with them being quite thick they tend to raise up at the edges. But a big coat of topcoat (and a long wait for it to dry) and they were stuck down nicely.
I'd definitely advise buying pre-cut Fimo, I know you can find it on Ebay or Amazon. That way you get to skip all that slicing and you know they'll be nice and thin!