How to apply nail stickers

If you are looking for an easy way to have perfect nails or incorporate designs that are hard to replicate with nail polish, nail stickers are the best option. Stickers differ from wraps in that they do not cover your entire nail. Instead, they are intricate designs that cover a part of the nail, mostly at the center or the top.

1. Choose Your Stickers

There is a wide variety of stickers in the market, from bold to simple. Your choice depends on your style and preference. Here are some of the available choices.

 Christmas stickers: Christmas stickers come in various forms. You can have images of Santa, gift wrappings, deer, father Christmas hats, carriages, boots, and pearls among others.


• Floral stickers: These are the most common type of stickers. There are over countless types of flowers that you can stick to your nails and come in a variety of sizes, shades, and combinations. Therefore, you will get one for any need.


• Vinyl stickers: Vinyl stickers are the ideal choice if you love glittery stuff. They come in all shapes and designs, including animals, insects, leaves, and abstract images.


Nature-inspired stickers: Do you fancy a flamingo, a bird, or a sprout on your nails? Nature-inspired stickers are amazing and come in many colors.

2. Clean and Dry Your Nails

Ensure that your nails are clean and dried before you apply a sticker. When the nail is not well-dried, the sticker might come off or fail to stick at all ends. If you had applied shellac or gel, be sure to cure the last layer before the application.

3. Polish Your Nails

Before applying the stickers ensure that you apply a base or clear nail polish. If you wish to have a background of a particular color, apply it to the nail. On the other hand, if you wish to work with negative space, apply clear nail polish. This is because nails produce their own natural oils, which may make it hard for the sticker to adhere to the surface for a long.

4. Lift the Stickers with a Pair of Tweezers

The stickers come on a sheet that covers the side that contains the adhesive. Use a pair of tweezers to lift the stickers off the sheet and apply them to your nails. Avoid touching the sticky side as it will stick to your finger and fail to stick properly on the nail.

5. Place the stickers Gently onto Your Nail

As explained earlier, the sticker does not cover the entire nail. You have to determine the right position to place the sticker. Once you are okay with the position, place it gently on the nail. Then, use a silicon tool to place it down.

6. Smoothen out the Sticker from the Center

Once you have placed the sticker onto your nail, use the silicon tool to straighten out any creases. This helps remove any air bubbles that may be trapped under the sticker. Be gentle when doing this in order to avoid scratching the surface of the sticker.

7. Trim the Edges for Large Stickers

Once you have applied the sticker, ensure that it fits perfectly on your nail bed or at the top edge. If it is not possible due to the positioning of the sticker, use cuticle nippers to remove any material that goes over the edge of the sticker. You can also use a file to remove the excess material. Remember, some designs may not look great when clipped. Therefore, check the placement when sticking it over the nail first.

8. Apply Two Coats of the Top Coat

You need to seal the stickers to remain in position without getting degraded fast. Apply a top coat over the nail and the sticker. Applying the topcoat on the sticker also gives it a glossy finish. Use the appropriate option for shellac and gel options.

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