Saturday, 7 January 2012

Horsey Neighls How to: Nail Art Nail Decals....

I have recently developed/reignited a heavy obsession with nail art...I follow Cristina's blog Let Them have Polish and I think this is to blame as I've been inspired by her amazing designs especially these Boho Glam Nail Decals 

(NEED these in my life, does anyone know any UK stockists of these rhinestone decals???)

During my search for the aforementioned beauties I found these Horse Silhouettes which I love I think they look vintage-y and I knew I had the perfect Nails Inc Polish to go with them (Jermyn St.)

Anyway if you like the result or you as am I slightly obsessed with nail art and would like to know how to use nail decals to achieve a similar look then read on ....


Nail Colour of your choice...depending upon the design some look better with pastels, metallic or dark shades....

Nail Decal - There are some great design and good deals on ebay...if you let me know of any other stockists please get in touch!

Scissors - to cut around the nail decal (depending on the manufacture usually these come on sheets together so you will need to cut around them)

Tweezers to remove the decal from the backing strip


Step 1. First of all paint your nails and wait for them to dry

Step 2. Carefully cut around the nail decal...the closer you can get to the design the better as this minimises excess transparent edge 

Step 3. Use the tweezers to peel the decal away from the backing paper - I thought this would be hard but it was really easy and the decal didn't curl under itself and get stuck (which I thought may happen) TIP- Take it SLOW!

Step 4. Apply Decal onto nail and apply Top Coat.

The Top coat prolongs the life of the nail art and also disguises the transparent edge around the main design of the nail decal.  

un wala...Horsey Neeiighls.....

did anyone experiment with Nail Art over Christmas????

Love Leigh Leigh xx


  1. These nails are amazing! Love it

    Marie x

  2. wow, looks so good! i'm going to have to give these a go.

    Tanesha x