Water decal nail art

By on July 23, 2016 in Nail Art , Reviews , water decals

Today I am having a bit of a cheat day- I am wearing water decal nail art. It is cheating because my nails look artsy, but I put zero artistic skill into it.

Applying water decals does take somewhat skill. I have struggled to apply full nail water decals in the past and I think this is the reason I have been avoiding them overall.

I found these water decals on Aliexpres for just £0.13 posted (yes they were £0.13!!!). The price has gone up now slightly, and they cost £0.17 now, plus £0.40 delivery. Still a bargain if you ask me :D Find them here.

I started the process by applying a coat of OPI Nail Envy as a base, and then two coats of OPI Alpine Snow with a layer of fast dry top coat.

I soaked the decals in the water for a few minutes, applied them on the nail and then ‘glued’ them on using a clean up brush and acetone. Patting them down with acetone made them to stick on the base a bit better before applying the top coat.

As they were a little bit narrow, I applied OPI No Room For The Blues on the sides of my nails before as well. Length wise the decals were perfect, I think in the past I have purchased decals that were too narrow on the sides and too short as well.

I ended up using an extra coat of Gelous and another coat of fast try top coat to ensure longevity and smoothness.

Water decal nail art (4)

Water decal nail art (1)

Water decal nail art (2)

Overall I am pretty chuffed that they turned out so pretty.

Thanks for reading! xxx

1 Comment


July 23, 2016 @ 23:22


These are so petty, I need to get on Ali Express and buy some bits.

Vicky xx


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