Hello everyone!

Today I want to give some tips on how to use water decals for easy and lasting manicure.

First, color your nails.
Water decals stick best on painted nails. Tip! If you are using whole nail water decals, paint your nail in a color as close to the nail decal shade as possible. This way if there is some inconsistency between the decal shape and your nails it won’t show too much.

Second, soak the decal into water.
Most decals take 10 to 20 seconds to get saturated with the right amount of water. You are aiming to get the decal off its base with a gentle touch. If it comes off easily, you are ready to proceed. If it is hard to get the decal off, soak it in water for 5 to 10 more seconds. Tip! Do not try to pull the decal because this will most probably tear it and ruin the design.

Then, place the decal onto your nail.
By this time decal should be sticky and easy to position onto your nail. Try to get it as close to cuticles as possible and gently push the design onto your nail. Do not worry if you have too much excess around your nails, decals are made huge so that they can fit all nail lengths and widths. Take a fine file and gently file off the excess, it should come off easily without any pressure and with a few touches.

Last, seal your design with top coat.
Last phase is to put your long lasting top coat on. Make sure to cover areas on the sides of your nail, close to the cuticles and the very nail tips. This will ensure that your manicure will last. Nail decals do not wear off, do not fade and do not chip. I have made an experiment to wear the same decal for 2 weeks, just adding a n extra top coat every few days.

Water decals nail art

Water decals nail art

Water decals nail art

Water decals nail art

Water decals nail art

Water decals nail art

This is a nail design I made for this tutorial. I love to use a contrasting color for my main manicure color, I think decals are most noticeable and have a maximum impact this way.

 

Products used:
Water nail art decals
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Marshmallow Heaven, number 702
L’Oreal Paris Resist and Shine base and top coat

Inspiration:

Beautiful flowers I found at youwall.com

Beautiful flowers I found at youwall.com


Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my wedding water decals nail art tutorial!.

Hello nail art lovers!

Welcome back to the 2014 nail trends series! In the last post we will talk about three spring summer 2014 nail trends as seen on fashion week runway shows. Read on!

Playful nail art trend
Here they are, in a sea of natural shades, whites and pale pastels, playful nails are definitely a trend for spring summer 2014 season. All kinds of shades, color and embellishments are allowed when creating playful nail decoration. You may go for flowers, marble nails, abstract color combinations and it is all a key trend.

Black nails
Black nails are seen in a lot of runway shows from fashion week. They are dark, rebellious and for sure a breath of fresh air among all spring color trends. You can use black as a base color to combine with other trends and make a manicure statement.

Bright color trend
A pop of color is a trend we have been enjoying for several seasons in a row. For spring/summer 2014 a bold color in classical application is still a strong trend. The key for maximum impact is to choose a unique and unexpected color and let it do the fashion talk.

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the fourth post from the S/S 2014 nail trends thread. Today we will admire two nail trends for the upcoming 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: stripes and jewels.

Stripes nail trend
We will have a lot of stripes for spring summer 2014 season. You may go for a single line or multiple stripes, it does not matter which, it will be 100% fashionable. You can have even more fun mixing the nail trends and decorate your nails with metallic lines.

Jewels on nails trend
I must admit I have always been a fan of rhinestones on nails as jewel decoration literally transforms nails from nails to Wow! nails. It may seem a little impractical to have three dimensional jewels on but the look of your manicure will be totally worth it! On fashion week runway shows jewels appear in combination with natural base colors and have the maximum impact.

Here is a sneak peek at my next nail trends post: playful nails.

Nail trends 2014: playful nails

Nail trends 2014: playful nails

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

See you again for next trends portion!.

Hello manicure lovers!

Welcome back to share the third post from my sequel thread dedicated to next season nail trends. Today it is all about two strong trends for spring summer 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: metallic nails and pastel shades.

Metallic nails trend
Metallic nails are on for 2014. Silver, gold, unconventional hues, whatever the color, metallic nails rock spring summer season. Nail shapes vary from long and pointed to short and round, but it is all ok as soon as nails glisten in a precious color.

Pastel shades trend
They are here again! Pastel colors seem to be a recurring trend from the past season and looks like we will have them a lot in 2014. Pastels are most seen on short nails in classical application. Casual for everyday, suitable for the office, this trend is familiar but still far from boring as color choices are almost unlimited. Fit your nails to your clothing style and pastels may turn out to be you most wearable nail trend for spring summer 2014 season.

Here is a preview to my next nail trends post for the most curious: stripes.

Nail trends for 2014: stripes

Nail trends for 2014: stripes

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the 2014 nail trends series! In this second post from the sequel thread we will talk about two more nail trends for 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: altered French and half moon nails.

Altered French manicure trend
French manicure stays on top of this season’s trends but with an altered image. Add an unexpected color to your nail tips and you will fit the trend. Workplace friendly and easy to go with various outfits, we will see the colored tip a lot in 2014.

The half moon nail trend
Another popular look of the runways is the half moon manicure. All color combinations are welcome as soon as nails are rounded or square and you are not afraid to be noticed :) Some call the half moon look the reverse French nail and I can see the logic to that, especially now that it appears in trends list repeatedly season after season and may turn out to be a classic as its original French predecessor. I will make a tutorial to show you how to create half moon manicure soon so stay tuned!

Here is a sneak peek at my next nail trends post: metallic nails.

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, come by for the next trends blog post!.

Hello nail art lovers!

Welcome to the 2014 nail trends series! This is the first post from this sequel thread and we will talk about two key trends for spring summer 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: natural nails and white nails.

Natural nails trend
Delicate natural shades are one of the key nail trends for spring 2014. Nails are beige, skin toned, sometimes completely naked with just a top coat to add a little healthy glow. This trend seemed uninteresting to me at first but I must admit it has some generous positives. Natural look is perfect for the office, works for short nails and is great to complement a bolder fashion look.

White and off-white nails trend
White is the star of spring summer 2014 nails. No matter if you like your nails short and round or long and pointy, white will definitely work for you. If you get bored from simple white, you may go for any off-white shade as it was also seen a lot at fashion week runways.

Here is a sneak peek at my next nail trends post: half moon.
half moon sneak peek

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

 

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Hello nail art lovers!

I am happy to share with you the nail trends for the upcoming year 2014. Many of you requested this topic :) Instead of one huge post I decided this to be a separate thread. I will post for you a new trend every day with some great imagery and nail trends illustration.

Nail trends of 2014 are for sure varied and maybe even controversial. Delicate natural colors oppose popping brights, plain white at day turns to bold black at night, shy pastels smile quietly while metallic shades conquer the world, jewels shine and stripes line unseen fashion territories. A whole symphony of options paraded at this year’s fashion week runways to show us what to pick for spring/summer 2014 season.

Here is a sneak peek at my first 2014 nail trends post: natural nails. Stay tuned for another nail trend I will present!

2014 nail trends: natural nails

2014 nail trends: natural nails

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

See you soon!.