Where to Find Awesome Nail Decals
Metal Nail Decals
What types of Nail Decals/ Nail Art is Available
There are a couple different kinds of nail decals, including anything from plain stickers to clay, acrylic, silica, and gel. And within that group are different varieties of each. Below is a short description of the different varieties of Nail Decals.
Plain Stickers: We don't need to talk about these, you peel and stick, and they don't work well. They do have fancy ones that are a little better, but there are plenty of other decals you can use that will look better.
Nail Stickers: Their are plenty of pre-made stickers and decals specifically designed for your nails. You can also print out designs on decal paper and adhere them to your nails with clear nail polish.
Polymer Clay Decals: These are made of clay and you can buy them pre-cut or in rolls. If you buy them in rolls you need to cut them as thin as you possibly can. To apply them you place them on your nails and brush a coat of clear polish over them and let it dry. The nail polish holds it in place.
Metal and Acrylic Decals: These are similar to the above, but are made of metal or acrylic and are always pre-cut. To apply, place on your nail and cover with clear nail polish and let them dry.
Silica Gel: These are pliable gel decals that get applied, most commonly with nail glue. You can try to use clear nail polish to adhere them to your nails, but they stick better with nail glue.
Tip Decals: These are used to paint the tips or add designs by hand. They aren't exactly decals, but they help with painting and applying designs.
Water Dipped Decals: These decals require you to dip them in water to remove their backing and applying over top of your nails. It takes a little practice to get the hang of it, but they create really great designs.
Nail Art Painting Set
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Where to Find Awesome Nail Decals
Amazon always has a ton of decals and other nail accessories. I have picked some of my favorite to the right of this paragraph. Check them out, there are too many to list.
The Grumpy Housewife Nail Shop
In addition, this site has a ton of nail art decals, really awesome designs.
You can also do a search on instagram for nails and you get a ton of variety, from beginners to expert nail artists. Follow some of them and you can get tips and tricks from some of the good Instagrammers.
Pinterest is a great resource for nails. Check out my board, I post a lot of fun nail art designs. (Jewel0531)
Learn how to Draw Nail Art
More Advanced Nail Art
If you have a steady hand you can try you hand at some nail art that involved a paint brush and some acrylic paint. If you have ever asked for designs on your nails in a nail salon, they generally do it this way. It's quite an interesting thing to watch, and the detail some can get are amazing. Here is a video of something you can try if you are feeling quite confident with your tiny painting skills.
If you want to pretend you are more advanced then you are, you should try these nail decals that are easy to apply and look amazing. (The Grumpy Housewife Nail Shop)
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