Nail Stickers – Nail Art That Looks and Feels Like a Manicure

If you’re looking for nail stickers that looks like a professional manicure but without the price tag and hassle of sitting in a salon chair, there is no better way to achieve this look than with nail stickers. From rhinestones to florals and even zodiac signs, there’s a design for everyone. Ciate’s colorful graphics are perfect for those who love a super-feminine look and Olive & June offers minimalist decals that will complement just about any polish shade.

Nail Stickers: Express Yourself with Easy-to-Apply Designs

A lot of nail sticker sets are made to be applied over your existing color and some can be removed just as easily as a regular manicure. However, it is recommended to use a clear top coat to protect your nails from natural oils and prevent the stickers from falling off prematurely.

Nail stickers are easy to use but the success of your look will depend on how well you prep and apply them, explains Jin Soon Choi, manicurist at Jinsoon Nails. Choi suggests that you start by thoroughly cleaning your nails, using a cotton pad soaked in nail cleanser or isopropyl alcohol to wipe down each fingernail.

You should also make sure your nails are completely dry before applying the stickers. If you don’t, your nails and the sticker may not stick properly and can even get pulled up from underneath your natural nail layer. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to choose the designs you want to apply to your nails. Most nail sticker sets come with multiple sizes and it’s a good idea to match the size of your sticker with your nail shape (use cuticle nippers or a manicure file if needed) to avoid overlapping.