How To Apply Nail Decals Perfectly – Step-By-Step Tutorial

Master the art of decaling in a matter of minutes with some patience and practice

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By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Manicures and nail polish are two methods to liven up your fingernails. Nail art decals or stickers, on the other hand, can be used to decorate nails, especially for unique and different aesthetics. Curious to learn how to apply decals to your nails? We have got you covered.

Full nail water decals are a godsend for those girls who love doing nail art but don’t have enough time to paint their nails. With these full nail water decals, they can now enjoy nail arts.

Things Required:

  • A glass of water
  • Tweezers
  • Fast-drying top coat
  • Full nail water slide stickers/decals
StyleCraze Says
You can apply nail decals over a base coat. However, check whether the decal you plan to use can be applied on any color of nail polish as there are some variants that can only be applied over white nail polish.

What Does This Packet Contain?

This packet contains 22 full nail decals and a small emery bord filer for smoothing. The back of this packet has full instructions to use them but still there are small things that you should keep in mind while doing your nails.

Before Tutorial

Before starting doing your nails, keep all your things ready – glass of water, nail decals as shown in following pictures:

Stepwise Tutorial

Step 1

First take the decal according to your nail size and trim it if needed.

Step 2

Now take the decals and dip them in a glass of water with help of tweezers as shown in the picture below:

Step 3

After a few seconds, take that out and it will slide automatically from its backing as shown in the picture below:

Step 4

Now put the decal on your nail and press them according to its shape as shown in the picture below:

Step 5

Cut the excess and smooth down the decal using the emery board given in the pack as shown in the picture:

Step 6

Finally, apply a fast-drying top coat, and you are done. But keep one thing in mind that you should be doing one nail at a time.

Let’s see how full manicure looks:

These decals come in many designs, and you can find them online.

StyleCraze Says
You can wear nail decals that are small and do not cover the entire nail, such as images of flowers, stars, arrows, etc. You do not need to worry about cutting out the shape of such decals. Simply follow the same steps of application.

Nail decals are perfect for those with a busy schedule. But how to apply nail decals perfectly is a query many have. Nail decals are available in many designs online. You can opt for the ones that suit you and apply them as per the instructions given above. These nail decals save time and are the best way to give your nails a completely new look with minimal effort. Moreover, they are easy to apply and remove, making them suitable for various occasions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do nail stickers come off in water?

Yes, frequently using water or lotion can disrupt the sticker and make the sticker come off easily.

Do nail stickers damage nails?

It depends. Most nail stickers peel off easily after running nail polish remover over them. However, there are certain nail stickers that are considered safe for your nails. Since you can peel them off after some time, they will not cause any real damage to your nails.

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