Last month, gorgeous Jen sent me a set of Viva La Nails water decal nail wraps cos I won it in a mini giveaway :)
I hadn't got the chance to try it because
1: they looked really hard
2: I was lazy to figure out how to apply them LOL
I know they might look a little big to fit on your nail, but trust me, they fit! Except maybe my thumbs, but its just a tinyyyy amount of excess.
Anyway so today I decided, why not pull out the decals, try them and see how it goes.
I had to youtube it before, to learn how to do it, cos the instructions on the back weren't reassuring enough for me heh.
On youtube, there weren't as many tutorials on the whole nail wrap. There were way more of the smaller design water decals like the little flowers where you can put on the corner of your nail.
As always, the videos look SO easy, so after watching a few, I was like, YEAH COOL GOT THISSSSSS BRO.
Turns out its harder than it looks.
But my cousin helped me out, and after testing a few nails, she got the hang of it and finished off the rest of my nails. It's so much easier having someone doing your nails :P
Plus, with the set of water decals I got, there were only 10. So no room for mistakes!!
We tried it on my pinky first, and it didn't stick at all to my nail. But we knew that we had to put a top coat on, so even though it wasn't sticking to my nail, she whacked on some top coat and magically the water decal stuck onto my nail. When you apply it though, thers a lot of excess hanging on the edge of your nail, so you just fold it over and get rid of the excess with a nail brush or some sort of pointy thing.
Damn, I shoulda took photos of the process, sorry guys!
Anyway so since the pinky didn't stick, we tried putting some clear nail polish on our nail first just so there was a little bit of adhesive for the decal to stick.
It definitely worked better this time :) You're allowed to move the nail decal around until it dries and when you're happy with the position, grab some tissues or cotton buds, soak up excess water, pop on some top coat and remove the excess nail decal.
The top coat is magic. It somehow just sticks the decal onto your nail even if you put it on top. And it allows for clean cutting of the excess decal. Clear polish is fine too, cos I used that haha.
Close up, some of my decals are a little wrinkly but you can't see it from far away :)
If you do try the water decals and have excess on the sides of your nails, just grab a brush and use nail polish remover to get rid of it!
You guys should totally just watch youtube vids cos I know my explanation so far is HORRIBLE! Hahaha.
To the pics!
Pretty sure they're supposed to be leopard print, but I like to call them GIRAFFE FINGERS!
Still cute! Hahaha.
To be honest though, it did take a lot of time and patience for these type of whole nail decal wraps. And I heard they only last like 2 days!
A lot of time and effort for 2 days wear :(
But even so, I'm gonna go ebay some, cos the flower decals are sooooo gorgeous!
But yeah, that was my 2 cents input in the water decal subject :)
It's pretty cool how many things you can do with your nails besides your average nail polish.
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Have a lovely weekend. X