Monday, October 13, 2014

Mani Monday: Using Your Homemade Nail Decals

Last Tutorial Tuesday I showed you how to make your own nail decals, today I'm going to show you how to actually apply and use them. For simplicity I'm going to assume you have the decals already made up and ready to go. To do this manicure you will need:

  • The nail decals you made
  • Base color nail polish. I'm using that nude color I seem to use often for these
  • Clear top coat
  • Q-tips and nail polish remover

First you need yo pain your nails the base color you want. Make sure it goes well with your decal, nothing worse than doing all that effort to have them clash and look terrible.

Once they are dry place a coat of the topcoat on the first nail you want the decal. Now either using tweezers or your nails if they are long enough, peel the decal off the parchment paper and place it on the wet polish. The polish will act as a glue to help hold it in place.

You can wiggle it around a bit to get it in the correct spot, then smooth it down completely and apply a top coat. And that's it. Repeat for each nail you want the decal on and you are good to go. If you have any that sticks out along the edges just use some nail polish remover on a q-tip to buff it off. 

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