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Nail wraps vs. nail stickers vs. nail decals

Nail wraps vs. nail stickers vs. nail decals

Are you tired of paying for visits to the nail salon? Maybe the problem is that you simply don’t have the time to get your nails looking put together at all times. Look no further. There are so many options and alternatives out there for a classic manicure that you can do at home without the fuss of waiting for the nail polish to dry. 

There are so many options that it may be confusing to sort through all of them. Nail wraps, nail decals, and nail stickers are some of these options that sound like they’re all the same, but they’re different. Here’s what you need to know about each type of nail, so you can decide which one is best for you. 

Nail Wraps

Nail wraps are stretchy stickers designed to fit on your nails. They come in almost any kind of design you can think of. There are fun geometrical patterns, animal prints, and solid colors if you prefer a simple look. You can find these at virtually any drugstore. Each package varies with its instructions, but the application process is usually pretty simple. 

First, some brands require you to apply a clear coat of nail polish on your nails before application. This protects your nails from any possible damage that the adhesive could leave behind.

Next, the wraps should vary in size to fit each nail. Take the wraps that fit each corresponding nail, and gently press them into your nails until they’re secure. 

Then, file away the excess wrap, and you have a beautiful new manicure! These nail wraps are meant to last without chipping for at least ten days.

Nail Decals

Nail decals are a little different. These require using water. The design for the nail is printed on a special kind of paper. When the paper is put in water, the pattern separates from the paper and can be put on your nails, or any other surface for that matter. 

Before applying nail decals, apply a nail polish base color. This usually can be any color, but sometimes the decal kit requires white nail polish. Take the sheet of decals and remove the protective layer. Cut out a pattern on the sheet in a square-shape. It doesn’t have to be a perfect cut. Place this cut piece into a bowl of water for anywhere from 5-10 seconds. Remove it with tweezers and place it on your nail. Afterwards, apply a top coat of clear polish to make sure your new nail art lasts a while.

Nail Stickers

Nail stickers are nail polish strips that can go right on your nail using the adhesive on the back of the strip. These come in two different means: one that covers the entire nail in one piece, or you can use several pieces to place them however you’d like. The application process is similar to that of nail wraps, including the use of a base coat on your nails before starting this process. It’s also a good idea to paint a top coat on your nails after applying the nail stickers. The stickers won’t damage your nails since the adhesive on the back of the stickers is gentle. The removal process is also much less invasive than that of a manicure in a salon. 

There are countless new designs and methods for styling your nails these days. These three methods are definitely worth a try, even just once. And the best part is that you’ll have minimal damage to your nails when you remove them!

If you’re interested in trying out nail stickers, head to our online shop. 

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