Monday, June 27, 2016

My First Nail Decals • Featuring Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Summer 2016

When I posted the Octopus Party Nail Lacquer summer collection, I promised art. Here is the first offering. I decided to try my hand at decals. I must admit, it went 100% better than expected.

My First Nail Decals • Featuring Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Summer 2016

(promotional samples ahead)

Colors Used
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Raqueteering
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Turk Boys
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Blest Be the Tide that Binds
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Liquid Leather

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OPI Clear top coat 

My First Nail Decals • Featuring Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Summer 2016

Holy shit guys! I think it worked. And it was actually not that bad at all to do! Though I think I need to break out a more opaque black polish for stamping from now on...

My First Nail Decals • Featuring Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Summer 2016

My First Nail Decals • Featuring Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Summer 2016
 ♥ under UV light ♥
I admit, I am not a direction-following sort of chick. I'm just not. This very often leads me to a bad end, but sometimes it works in my favor. This is definitely one of the surprise-successes. Basically, I painted a little spot of clear (a random half-filled bottle of OPI top coat that I generally use for my swatch sticks) and then began stamping and painting. Everything really went better than expected...It isn't perfect, but I think it looks pretty great. It has definitely made me want to decal all the things.   

My First Nail Decals • Featuring Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Summer 2016

If you are not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants asshole like I am, my pal Courtney of Polished Lifting has a really simple and easy tutorial for making your own decals. It seems complex, but holy cow does she make it look simple. 

So go, check out the easy step-by-step from Courtney and make yourself some badass decals. Then report back. I'll be here...drawing miniature pictures on silicone.


14 comments:

  1. This is seriously stunning and I love the colors!

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  2. Your hand made decals look fantastic! I am in awe. Fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-asshole. I love that. Describes me pretty well. lol I need to learn how to make decals. I have enough polish, stamping junk... It's all just sitting around.

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  3. this looks so cool!! Love the colors!

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  4. This is so fun! I have only tried decals once, and I had a hard time transferring them to the nail, but it looks like yours are perfect!

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  5. It worked indeed! I love this mani! I wished I were luckier with decals myself, but I just can't seem to stick them to my nails smooth enough.

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  6. These are awesome! You did such a great job!!

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  7. You did awesome! I need to try this

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  8. This is amazing, I love the design and the shades you combined, they work perfectly! So cool!

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  9. I can't believe you winged this! It's amazing!

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  10. Wow!!!! That is stunning!!!! Great work!!!

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  11. Perfection! I can't describe how much I love those decals. I'm heading over to Polished Lifting's tutorial to learn how to make my own (despite being a klutz lol).

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  12. Decals are everything. I love being able to derp it up and only keep the best ones.

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  13. Wow, those are SO fun! I love how you did your mani, too! <3

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