Nail decals


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These nails were inspired by my friend Amy. She was round at mine so I could do her nails before going away on a cruise and she decided on the grey pictured above on my ring finger and we decided to do the same colour on her toes and a row of the decals (also seen on my ring finger). This inspired me to use this grey along side some brighter colours and decals myself for my own holiday nails.

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The polishes I used were all nails inc and the decals I actually got in a pack from poundland. I decided on the yellow/gold triangles for my ring fingers and small diamontes at the base of each other. They are really easy to apply, some people use nail glue or gel but I just use clear nail varnish and place them on with a small amount of the polish on a cocktail stick just enough for it to pick up the decal. Place a coat where you want to stick your decals, put your decals on straight away and once dry coat and set with another coat of your clear polish.

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These nails were inspired by a purchase I made on holiday; a large tub or small sequence/large glitter I suppose you could say. Again on my ring finger (pictured in the middle on the top row) I decided to go wild and coat the whole nail with the sequence, just using clear nail polish to stick them down as before. With these I started from the bottom, worked around the side then filled in the middle.

I decided to go with a purple theme, (mind you the picture makes it look more pink than purple). The pinky finger I used a few different shades of purple to create a leopard print (you can see how to do this in my previous blogs). The ring finger like I said above I covered with sequence. The middle finger I painted a pale purple and at the tip painted it like dripping paint/blood I suppose you could say, I don’t know the actual name for it. The pointer finger I think it’s called again had a base coat of light purple and I then using clear polish to stick them down placed a row of sequence. Finally on my thumb I made a triangular shape with the sequence at the tip of my nail and randomly dotted all the other polishes used on the rest of the nail.

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These nails were inspired by breast cancer awareness month and tickled pink. I just an array of my different shades of pink polishes (again all nails inc). The main feature nails were my thumb (heart tip, shown how to do in a previous blog, as well as a pink leopard pink on the pointer finger which I’ve previously shown you how to do). As for my ring finger I went to Sally’s (because I wanted them there and then, but you could get them online, and probably cheaper) and bought a set of nail art brushes, basically they just look like thin paint brushes (I’ll try and upload a picture for you). So I used the thinnest brush and dipped it into my polish and tried my best at painting the ribbon/logo for breast cancer awareness, I have to say this did take me a couple of attempts!! Getting used to using these brushes does take a while, I wouldn’t say I’m that good with them yet, mind you I haven’t practised much!

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This nail art I can’t really say was inspired by anything, more of a stick them on and see what happens. I bought the decals on ebay and as per usual didn’t really read the description properly, I thought they would be bigger and I could use them to make a 3-D phone case, but as you can see they were tiny! So I came up with a few little ideas, tried things out, one of which was my full ring finger covered but that looked terrible, and as you can see I ended up just sticking to a triangle.

It’s important to remember nail art is all about trial and error, be creative and see what happens, you never know you might surprise yourself! So go on and have a go and don’t be worried about trying out decals, even start of cheap with ones out of poundland and see where it takes you!

Love

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