Hello lovelies!

I have been feeling lazy these days and find myself attempting fast and easy manicure designs :)

These roses I got using water decals and a good layer of Essence gel look top coat.

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Roses water decals

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Roses water decals

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Roses water decals in sunshine

I love water decals as they can bring sophisticated art to nails + wear forever with a good top coat.

Check out my Water decals tutorial and Water decals wedding nails 1 and wedding nails 2 for some tips on easy and flawless application.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have a quick nail design for you today. It features roses water decals and a neon color from China Glaze. Check my tutorial how to apply water decals if you have missed it.

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China Glaze Sun of a Peach with water decals nail design

The base color for this manicure is China Glaze Sun of a Peach. It is an orange neon released in summer 2013 and I have already swatched it in a previous post. I have already ranted about it’s awful formula and about how difficult it is to get even coverage. For this nail design I needed 5 thin layers of Sun of a Peach and then a top coat to help smooth the color out. The top coat steals away from its semi matte finish but truly, I don’t mind :)

Here is a closer look to the water decal pattern. I love flowers on nails and have featured some water decal bouquets in two of my wedding manicure ideas.

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China Glaze Sun of a Peach with water decals nail design

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I want to share with you a DIY wedding nail art with water decals. I think water decals are great for brides for many reasons:

♥ they are easy to use and you can make your own wedding nails design
♥ you have a great selection of prints to choose from
♥ water decals look good on short nails
♥ water decals are flattering on any nail shape
♥ they make a statement

Wedding nails roses bouquet

Wedding nails roses bouquet

I truly believe you cannot go wrong with water decals for your bridal nail design. Look at these beautiful roses on a bridal white background.

This wedding nails design has nothing more to it than the water decals technique. Check out my tutorial on how to use water decals for nail art to get how they work. Tip! It is very important to paint your nails in a color closest to your water decals print background. For this design I used my Essie Blanc and I think it fits perfectly the water decal and the white wedding day magic :)

Thanks for reading, I hope this idea will inspire your manicure for your big day!

Hello dear manicure lovers!

I am so excited to share with you the first post for my Wedding nails column! This column will be dedicated to wedding nail art, bridal manicure tips and brides nails inspiration.

This wedding nail design is based on simple natural color, embellished with beautiful roses water decals. It is an easy DIY manicure, it is very practical, highly durable and you can be sure it will not fall apart on your big day. Read on for a tutorial how to achieve this romantic bridal design.

Wedding nail art with water decals

Wedding nail art with water decals

Wedding nail art with water decals

Wedding nail art with water decals

Wedding nail art with water decals

Wedding nail art with water decals

First, paint some of your nails a natural shade and some of them white.
I chose to place the design on both ring fingers as well as on my right thumb. Ring finger will be shown off with your new wedding ring, when holding the bouquet and thumb will show when you give your signature at the ceremony. My water decal is a beautiful rose on a white base, so I painted these three fingers white. Paint all other fingers a natural color for a romantic look. This nail art looks best if your natural color is thick and not sheer. Applying more coats will make it look thicker and smoother. I love how the natural shade complements the roses and makes this design look completed.

Then, place water decals on your white nails.
Check out my tutorial to see how to create water decals nail art.

Last, seal your design with top coat.
With water decals I prefer using a long lasting top coat. This gives you some extra insurance that design will stay intact after days, easily more than a week.

Products:
Water decals with roses
Natural: Flormar 372
Top coat: L’Oreal Paris Resist & shine base and top coat

Inspiration:
A whimsical vintage wedding reception by Brandon Kidd.

Vintage wedding reception by Brandon Kidd

Vintage wedding reception by Brandon Kidd

Thanks for reading! Have a magical and unforgettable wedding day!.

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!.