Water decal nail art
By A.J. 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.
Overall I am pretty chuffed that they turned out so pretty.
Thanks for reading! xxx