While the colour combo on this feels wrong, the pattern turned out exactly as I had hoped it would. This mani is from around christmas time, but it is worthy of a post as I get alot of hits to my blog from people searching 'make your own nail stickers' or 'make your own nail decals'.
I wanted to see how clear nail polish and a dolour polish would work to make my own nail sticker.
I cut up a plastic zip-lock bag and used a marker to create a template the width of my nail. I applied a generous amount of clear polish, then a red shimmery polish and used a rounded dotting tool to swirl the polish around on the plastic. I let it dry overnight then stored it in another zip lock bag. When I was ready to do my nails I gently lifted the dry nail sheet off the plastic and snipped off a small section, applied it to tacky-ish base polish, gently pressed it onto my nails and sealed it with TC. Alot of the wrinkles dissappeared after TC.
also; I have alot of this left over. I wanted to ensure I had enough to do all 10 nails, with extra in case I messed it up.
My base polish is Icing Sandy Beach, followed by a pretty peach based gold shimmer found at The Dollar Tree USA. While my polish was still tacky - but not totally wet - I cut out a piece and placed the dry nail sheet on my nails and trimmed the excess, gently pressed it in and added TC.
This was the base of this mani
tada ( I added a few strokes of a shimmery kiss nail art stripe poilish )