Guest Author - Samantha Jackson
I don't know about you but I love a great manicure. It's awesome to sit there and get a classic, fun or funky design on my nails for me to show off.
Frequently getting professional manicures get expensive but there is a way for you to create designs on your nails at home without any mess or fuss. Yes, I said it. You can take the power of creating beautiful nails in your own... hands.
With the insurgence of nail tutorials on Pinterest, I've come across some pretty great manicures. My personal favorites are tribal and mustachio manicures. I don't have the most steady hand, however, to pull off these awesome designs which left me in search of an alternative for slapping nail polish across my nail haphazardly.
That's when I discovered Hail the Nail, a store based out of the United Kingdom. This shop carries a great selection of nail decals that are as unique as you are!
You can group them together, layer them on top of one another and make them your own. The decals are so easy to apply and this allows you to quickly change up your manicure to suit your mood. With the different designs, there is definitely something for everyone at Hail the Nail.
Once you've found the decal of your dreams, take it and trim it to size. Now you're only a few short steps from having decked out nails. It's best to apply the decals on a fresh manicure. Place the decal in a dish of water and allow to soak for 30 seconds. Remove from water and take the backing paper off of the decal. Position on your nail and let dry. Once dried, go over your nail with a clear coat. This will help hold the decal in place and keep it from getting wet.
The ideal areas for applying the decals are on the nail bed as the sides, cuticle area, and tips of your nails can prove problematic.
Hail the Nail manages to keep cute nails affordable. With a sheet of 16 at about $0.75, the decals they carry are a deal. Especially with free shipping worldwide!
Search around their website and you'll have plenty of inspiration to help you figure out which decal is for you if you are having too much trouble deciding where to start. It's OK, I understand. It's creativity overload!