How to Apply Waterslide Decals
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Apply clear base coat or nail polish to your nails and allow them to dry. Choose a color of nail polish or a clear coat and brush it onto each of your nails. Allow your nails to dry fully before moving onto the next step
Cut out your nail decals with scissors and choose one for your first nail. After you’ve cut out all the decals, remove the plastic on the tops of them and find a decal that fits the nail you’d like to start with.
Most nail decal sets come with different sized decals to match each of your fingernails. Try to match the decal as closely as you can, but don’t worry if it’s not exact because you will get to trim the excess later
Plop the decal into a small bowl of water for a few seconds. Within a few seconds, you will notice that the decal starts to slide off the paper backing. Once this happens, you’re ready to move onto the next step
Slide the decal onto your nail and smooth it down. Using your fingers, slide the decal onto your nail. Then use your cuticle pusher or orangewood stick for smoothing the decal down where you would like it to be.
Your decal will slide around a bit on your nail, so you have some time to get the right placement