Jellyfish…

So for this design I used some BornPrettyStore water decals. I’ve been really impressed with the others I’ve used, however this sheet was a let down. Once I’d soaked them long enough for the decal to slide off the backing paper, it wasn’t as adhesive as other decals and also had a strange plastic feel. As you can see from the photos they applied more like non-sticky nail wraps with crinkles and everything. To convince them to stay put, I top coated them with ‘Seche Vite’ – now everyone knows what a wonder product that is but it actually made these decals go ‘weird’. If you look at the non-coated decals and then the jellyfish photos you’ll see how the whole look of them has changed – they no longer have the wispy, watermarble look but instead have a sort of pixelated appearance. The wrinkles disappeared though! Over-all it works for the jellyfish theme but I was a little sad the decal didn’t really work.

Jellyfish Nail Art

Jellyfish Nail Art

You have to cut the decal to fit your nail size, also what's with the 'background vector' taking up a whole heap of space?

You have to cut the decal to fit your nail size, but what’s with  ‘background vector’ taking up a whole heap of space?

Here's the water decal placed on my pinky. I cleaned up the excess with an acetone soaked cotton bud.

Here’s the water decal placed on my pinky. I cleaned up the excess with an acetone soaked cotton bud.

Wrinkly looking water decals, but they do have a pretty pattern!

Wrinkly looking water decals, but they do have a pretty pattern!

10 thoughts on “Jellyfish…

  1. I’ve never used water decals before, so I can’t comment on that, but these are so, so cute! I can’t see the wrinkly bits (but aren’t we just always hyper aware of the boo-boos when they’re riding around on our own hands?) but the jellies are ADORABLE. So cute.

  2. they are super cute! 🙂

  3. I LOVEEE jellyfish, so of course I love these! They are so cute and pink!

  4. What a bummer because those jellyfish are really cool! I’ve actually had similar problems….the small individual decals work great but the full nail ones are very delicate and difficult. Top coat always seems to destroy them as well!

    • Oh, that’s good to hear in a way! I wonered if it was my fault. Like you said, I’ve tried their butterflies before and had no trouble but this one jeeze….

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