Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Water Decal Nail Art

A super easy way to turn a nail look into something special is by using water decals. The hardest part of application would be placement, but I much prefer the finished look to using stickers. My personal experience with stickers is that even when I use a top coat, they tend to lift from the nail, so frustrating!


I wanted a pink nude base for the white floral designs of the decals. OPI "Dancing in the Isles" seemed like the perfect choice. Once the 2 coats of nail polish had dried, with tweezers I held each design (cut out with scissors earlier) in a jar of water for 20 or so seconds, then placed on the desired area of the nail. I find gently moving the backing with my finger, slides it off, with the design left in place. I so hope this makes sense. The decals I bought from eBay do have instructions.

I finished the look with Essie "Pure Pearlfection". This gorgeous top coat gives a beautiful shimmer to any nail look.





Have you tried water decals before? If not, do you think you'll give them  go?

4 comments:

  1. They look like stamps in the pic. I wouldn't have known they were decals, they look better than I imagined decals looking. Can you tell the difference between decals & stamps when you're looking at your fingers in natural lighting?

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  2. They sit totally flush on the nail, kind of like those fake tattoos. Definitely worth giving a go! :)

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  3. They look great. Can you buy water decals in any shops like Priceline or is eBay the best place to buy them?

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    1. I've only seen them online, hun. Sorry I'm no help xx

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