Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mid-week Manicure: First Time Using Water Decals

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Hello lovely ladies,

Today I want to share my first experience of using water decals with you which were sent to me by Born Pretty Store.

My first step was to paint my nails using Klean Color Pink Chrome Holo.

 The decals I chose were a set featuring a whole sheet of different designs.  I was most excited about using the star design in the middle but I decided to wait to try that until I was accustomed to the application of the decals in case it proved tricky.

I needn't have worried as the procedure is very straight forward.  I simply peeled off the layer of film, cut out my designs, dipped each once it cold water for about 20 seconds and then applied it to my nails.  I was worried about the placement of the decals but actually they can be moved around the nail when wet so there is room to correct any initial misplacement.  I then used a layer of topcoat to seal the decals in place.

What do you think girls?  This was a really positive experience for me.  Although decals are similar to stickers, the advantage I think they have over stickers is that they lie a lot flatter and the edges are therefore better concealed.

If you like what you see or find any other Born Pretty Store nail art supplies that you'd like to try, remember to use my code APL91 at the checkout to receive a 10% discount.

Bye for now,


  1. They're lovely! I love decals, I'm a total convert to them.

    1. Me too now! Can't wait to try some other designs :-)

  2. I think it beautiful, great choice!!

  3. These are so pretty! I love water decals because they are super easy!

  4. They're really pretty! I've started using water decals too, and although they're a little more work than stickers, the effect is much much nicer. :)

    1. I really like being able to reposition them which just isn't possible with stickers

  5. I like water decals and your mani! :)


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