Today I am reviewing a water slide decal provided to me by LadyQueen.com. I found the muted colors in this adorable floral pattern really appealing! Check out my review and the manicure I created using these decals below.
This particular decal came as a single 4.8cm x 5.5cm sheet with a continuous pattern. Using a pair of scissors, you just cut out pieces close to the size of your nail.
To use the decals, you remove the clear film on top, drop decal into water for 20 seconds, then carefully remove the decal from the cardboard backing and apply it to your nail. The process is very easy and high pay-off!
Here is the manicure I created using these decals:
I kept the design simple, while specifically sourcing the colors I used from the colors in the pattern. I painted 1 coat of Sally Hansen – White On as the base for my decal nails then used Fresh Paint – Glastonberry for the base on my pinter and pinky nails. I created the squiggles by dragging my liner brush back and forth gently down my nail from back to front. I used OPI – My Vampire is Buff, Butter London – Fiver, China Glaze – X-ta-sea and Baroness X – Doomfire.
I applied a coat of Seche Vite to my squiggle nails and then gave my white nails a bit more time to dry. When they were no longer tacky to the touch, I applied the water decals as per the instructions on the package. I topped them off with Seche Vite and then did some cleanup to get the excess decal with some 100% acetone.
Overall I am quite happy with the quality of this decal. I experienced no problems with application and someone with nails my length or even a little bit longer could easily get a full set of nails out of the sheet provided. The pattern itself is really pretty and the colors would make it great for Spring or Fall.
This stamper is available at LadyQueen.com (#NA0412) or click here to be taken directly to the item listing! While you are there, check out the Lady Queen selection of nail art! Use my code KSSS15 for 15% off regular-priced items!
Let me know what you think about the design and water slide decals. I think they are one of the best tools for creating quick, high-impact accent nails and are really fun to use!