31 Day Challenge 2015: Decals

Sunday 25 January 2015

Catch up day today!
I was soooo tired yesterday I could not lift my fingers to type up a post, I only just managed to post the snaps on social media lol! My back has been killing me after my little surf down the stairs at the beginning of the week lol... Anyway I chose to use these decals because they are sooo sweet (pardon the pun) but I forgot how dodgy the application method is, resulting in a poor finish...


I painted two coats of baby blue for the base, leaving to dry a good long time after I remembered how these apply... I then followed instructions cut out my sweet things transfers (so far so good), placed face down on to the nail and soaked off the backing paper with a wet cotton ball whilst in place (not so good). This results in creasing which is very hard to correct after the fact! Normally the sticky layer would be between the decal and the paper but in this case it's between the decal and the plastic front sheet you peel off :( not ideal at all...

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It's such a shame they are weird to apply because the designs themselves are some of the best I've seen! I must find a way of removing the paper backing before I peel the plastic off then somehow get the transfer off the plastic without tearing it... hmmmm! #firstworldproblems

Picture Polish: Tiffany, Color Club: Topcoat, Nail Doodles: Sweet Things Ver I & II

Rebecca x


  1. These decals are the absolutely cutest and they look great against the base!!

    I try to slide the decals off with the full pad of my finger, then roll them onto my nail...it's not a hundred percent crease-proof but it helps!

    1. That's how I like to do it too! But these need to be applied like the a transfer tattoo, it's a pain on my small, curved nails lol!

  2. These are so cute! We've only tried decals once and with limited success so can't really offer any tips to apply - sorry! Emma & Jo.xx

    1. Thanks so much loves! I really like decals but not when they need to be applied like a tattoo transfer, I think I'll stick to my BPS and shesellsseashells ones! :) xx


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