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Welcome to my blog. I'm a 22 year old girl from Norway who has recently discovered the joy of nail art and skin care.

Step-by-step: Water decal - flowers

Step-by-step: Water decal - flowers

Today I'm going to do a look using water decals. Water decals is one of the absolute easiest way to create gorgeous nail looks.

 

STEP 1: PREP YOUR NAILS

Remove all leftover nail polish, moisturize and put on your favourite base coat. I'm using ORLY Bonder Rubberized Base Coat.

 

STEP 2: BASE COLOUR

Choose a base colour to go with your decal. I'm using white for this look, H&M's Whiteout. Because the decal will cover the whole nail, it's not important for this layer to be 100% opaque. That's why I've only used one coat of the polish. Don't worry about getting a perfect application or cleaning up just yet.

 

STEP 3: SOAK AND APPLY

Get a bowl and fill it with luke-warm water. First you cut the decal to fit one of your nails. Use a tweezer and dip it in the water for 10-20 seconds. Dip your nail in the water at the end, and take the decal out. Use your tweezer or finger and the decal should slip right off the cardboard. Place it carefully on your nail, and use a towel to gently dry the top. The decal should stick to your nail with ease.

 

STEP 4: CLEANUP AND SEAL

Use a angled brush (I use one that i got in an eyebrow kit from H&M years ago) soaked in nail polish remover or acetone, and cleanup all around your nails. Use your favourite top coat to seal in your design. I'm using INM Out The Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat.

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And you're done! Water decals are so quick to use, and they're so cheap. The one I used in this post was from this bundle of 50 on eBay. They are quickly becoming my faouvite way of doing manicures!

Green gradient stamping

Green gradient stamping