Thursday, 18 August 2016

Nicole Diary water decal review

*press sample*

Hi all!

A while back I got an e-mail asking me if I'd like to review Nicole Diary water decals. As you might know, I love water decals, so obviously I said yes. Nicole Diary let me choose 5 different designs and sent those to me to try. First of all, these water decals are a lot larger than the ones I was used to, so they will fit longer nails. For a comparison check out my Instagram page here. The water decals work the same as any other water decal I have used. You cut out the individual pieces, soak them in water for approximately 15 seconds and then slide them off the backing paper.

Personally, I love using water decals for accent nails, but you can use them for a full mani as well. I've got two mani's to show you today, which have been lurking in the vault since June....

  • China Glaze - 1152 Sunday Funday
  • Essence - 33 wild white ways
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Sunday Funday for my solid coloured nails or 1 coat of Wild white ways underneath the water decals. I really like this floral design (design 30), it's so detailed, I couldn't free hand a design like this. That's why I love water decals, you can wear intricate designs without a lot of hassle. Topped it all with Elemental Ward.

Just look at those fine lines!

And my second mani:

  • I Love Nail Polish - Mutagen
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP28 Coconut
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 or 3 coats of Mutagen or one coat of Coconut. These water decals (design 28) have a creamy background of their own, so they are not translucent like a lot of water decals. I didn't know this before I painted a base of Coconut though... Added a frond with Coconut on one of my Mutagen nails to fit in with the floral/leave theme of the decals. Sealed it all in with Elemental Ward.

Again... just look at that detail ♥.

I'm very impressed with these water decals. The size is great, they are easy to work with and I love the designs.

Nicole Diary sells more than water decals, they have stamping plates and other nail art items as well. You can find Nicole Diary on Amazon and Aliexpress (Free shipping as far as I can tell as well):

Amazon Store: Link
Aliexpress Store: Link

You can use also the code Br2016 with your order and you'll get a gift worth $2-$5 for free with your order.

You can follow them on Instagram as well @nicolediary2016.

Are you going to  give this brand a try?

Love, Brethil

1 comment:

  1. Those decals are pretty and work great in these manicures.