Due to popular demand, I'm sharing my top 8 tricks for applying nail stickers quickly and flawlessly today. But first, let's make one thing clear: nail wraps and nail stickers are two entirely different things. I frequently observe people confusing the two, so I'll explain that everyone is clear. You probably already understand the distinction, but just in case...
Strips of nail polish are fantastic. Even if you lack the slightest artistic talent, they allow you to have enjoyable, festive nails. It's very, really easy once you get the hang of it! Additionally, they provide you with countless possibilities for furious nails and endure for a very long time if properly applied.
Nail wraps are often put over bare nails and cover the whole nail. They don't need a base coat or any color applied over the nails, unlike Jamberry nail wraps. This article contains instructions on how to apply nail wraps.
However, we shall examine nail stickers today. Nail stickers and decals do not entirely encircle the nail. As with the SoNailicious stickers, they are often applied over polished nails & come in the form of a pattern, small item, or shape. This sums up the fundamental difference between nail wraps and nail stickers. Now for application instructions for nail stickers!
Eight tips for applying nail stickers perfectly:
1. Ensure your nails are completely dry prior to applying nail stickers. The same rule applies to gel or shellac as well as polished or naked nails. The sticker may not adhere correctly or may remove wet polish off the nail if your nail polish is not entirely dried. Make sure to cure the last layer of gel before adding stickers to gel/shellac projects.
2. Remove the chosen nail decals from their backing sheet using tweezers. Avoid touching the sticker's sticky side with your fingers, as this might weaken the bond.
3. Gently press the nail stickers into place on the nail after ensuring you are delighted with their placement.
4. When placing the sticker over a nail, spread it evenly from the center outward. Any air bubbles under the sticker that could cause the top coat to slight bubble will be eliminated. Use a silicone tool to apply the stickers since it is gentler on the stickers than an orange stick (orange sticks tend to scratch stickers). Because of its smooth surface, the stickers will attach to nails completely and without any creases or air bubbles.
5. To eliminate any air bubbles stuck under long, thin stickers, such as the Geo Pattern and Golden Goddess, smooth them from bottom to top or from left to right.
6. Once a sticker has been placed over a nail, trim the edges to ensure a flawless fit and that the sticker follows your nail's free edge or nail bed. If you're placing the sticker exactly at the nail bed or edge, like in the case of the design shown above, place it so that it extends over the free edge/polish, and afterward, trim the excess using cuticle nippers to make sure the sticker properly conforms to your nail shape or nail bed.
7. To seal and preserve stickers, apply two layers of a top coat (or a gel or shellac top coat) over the whole nail. Additionally, this will smooth down the sticker edges and prolong the life of your manicure. The transparent edges of the SoNailicious stickers will melt if you use them, leaving only the print on the nail surface.
8. If you're performing a negative space design or placing stickers over bare nails, paint your nails with a base and clear nail polish before adding the stickers. Nail stickers won't attach well until your nails are polished since your nails naturally create oils that prevent adhesion.
You have it now! My top 8 suggestions for applying nail stickers perfectly and expertly. Although not all nail stickers are created equal, most manufacturers will find these recommendations helpful, especially for fragile designs like our stickers. In fact, I promise you'll always have a beautiful manicure if you use the SoNailicious line and these suggestions. EVERY. TIME. These are the precise methods I employ; as you can see, things are going well so far.
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