Thursday, October 20, 2011

1st try at DiY Nail Decals... fail.

  I saw a video on making your own "nail polish strip" decals and though it was a clever idea.  My idea for nail art was "bubble bath".  They turned out just fine on the wax paper I painted on, I gave them a day to dry, and then I tried to put them on my nails...  The photos speak for themselves.

   The decals were surprisingly easy to get off the wax paper and not as delicate as I had feared, but I tried doing them as sheets of clear polish with the designs.  Because my nails are so rounded (and small) this really doesn't work for me.  I had issues with bubbling and wrinkling.  I think it may have also been the fault of the Essie base colors I was using...  I tried to smooth a spot out on one and it created a bald spot under the clear decal - argh!

   How can you tell that I don't care about a mani?  I don't watermark the photos!  Haha I didn't bother because there is no way this is staying on my nails.  (I didn't even clean it up, I'm sure you noticed.)  I wanted to share it anyway, though.  =)  I'll do something more simple and reliable for today instead.  I'm not giving up, though!  I really like the whole polish decal concept and it was fun to make these, I just have to find what works for me.

   Bonus points to whoever can tell what each nail was meant to represent!

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  1. Maria Pittarelli October 20, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Oh that's too bad. It looks really good in the photos. I've been wanting to try this for a while - the advice I've heard is to make them thick-ish and to apply them with tweezers. I ger the bubbles and the rubber ducky, but from glare I can't quite tell what's on the white nail... a shower head? a shower drain?

  2. Thank-you. ^-^'
    It was easy enough to make them, and handle them before they got to my nail. I might have tried to put them on when the polish was still too wet.
    And yes! The white nail was supposed to be like a shower drain. =)


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