How To Become A Pro Nail Artist With Nail Art Stickers

Posted by Ren Wu

How To Use Nail Art Stickers

A fresh set of nails can really change your entire outlook. It can transform a drowsy day into something full of newfound life!

Key Takeaways

  1. Collect your supplies like tweezers, base coat, top coat, nail stickers, and scissors
  2. Prep your nails by removing old nail polish or waiting for your fresh coat to completely dry
  3. Find the right nail design to suit your style and ensure it will fit your physical nail
  4. Apply nail stickers by using tweezers

With nail art stickers, getting the manicure of your dreams is incredibly easy and straightforward. Here are some tips on how to use them like a pro.

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#1. Collect Your Supplies

If you genuinely want your nail art to come to life, you need to set yourself up for success. That means gathering all the necessary supplies and ensuring your nails are ready to receive a masterpiece!

Luckily, it's pretty simple to be able to D.I.Y. your own nail stickers at home. You don't need to trek to a nail salon to get a trendy and stylish look.

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Gathering All The Basic Supplies

First things first. Let's ensure we have all the materials needed to create the nail art you envision. The basics include a base coat, scissors, tweezers, nail polish remover, and a fast-drying top coat.

Maniology's 7-in-1 Potion Base Coat and Speed Dry Top Coat should be already in your arsenal of nail art essentials!

Don't Forget To Find Some Trendy Nail Stickers

You'll also need to snag the nail polish of your choice as well as your desired nail stickers. But that's the fun part. Maniology has an immense variety of nail art stickers to choose from to help bring your vision to life.

Whether you want to Glow in the Dark or reveal your seasonal side with Winter Snowflakes, we have it all!

Ensure you get all the tools and materials you want. It's better to have too much than not enough!

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#2. Prep Your Nails For A Flawless Application

One of the biggest reasons people have difficulty applying nail stickers is that they don't prepare their nails beforehand. If you want your nail art stickers to truly stand out, you need to ensure you're applying them to a clean and ready nail base.

Use Nail Polish Remover To Clear Off Any Unwanted Color

First, ensure your nails are clean and free of any previous nail polish. Use a non-acetone remover. Then, trim your cuticles and lightly buff your nails with a nail buffer.

If applying nail polish before your stickers, you'll need to make sure your nails are completely dry. If they’re not, the sticker may not take to your nail, or it could lift wet polish from the nail completely.

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#3. Decide On Your Nail Art Design And Ensure It Fits Your Nails

Once your nails are prepped and ready to go, it's time to apply nail stickers. Whatever artistic vision you have, you can quickly bring it to life by properly choosing your sticker design.

Don't know where to begin? It's always safe to start with timeless classics.

That's where Maniology's iconic Art Nouveau metallic foil nail art sticker set comes into play. With an elegant touch of gold, you'll be able to show off a luxurious style in no time!

Nail stickers typically come on a transparent sheet. Before you peel them and reveal the sticky side, align your stickers on your nails. Make sure they fit the way you intend.

Use scissors to cut the stickers out if they come on a sheet. Watch the edges and measure them against your nail so they'll fit perfectly. Do all of this before peeling the sticker off.

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#4. Apply Your Nail Stickers

To apply your sticker design, you need to peel the sticker away from the transparent backing to reveal the adhesive side. This sticky side is what will keep the design latched to your nail.

Start by removing the sticker from the backing with your fingertips, then lift it the rest of the way with your pair of tweezers. The tweezers will give you extra control when applying them to your nails.

Place the stickers on your nail and ensure you smooth the edges down. Make sure the edges don't lift anywhere, as this could lead to a less-than-perfect application.

If you're using a complete set of nail stickers, any extra strips can be gently filed away for a clean finish.

Lastly, apply a clear top coat to your stickers to lock them in. This is essential, as it will leave you with a cohesive and professionally-applied set of nail stickers!

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  • I love the idea of nail decals, however no matter how many times I try to put them on it’s a disaster every time. They do not lay flat ever. There is always an edge that is sticking up so they get caught on things and are pulled off very quickly. I applied them exactly the way this blog does. I have Oodles of nail decals that I love because they’re cute however I can’t use them and it’s just a waste of my time and money.

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