I have a review on some full water decals for you today! They are from the awesome Asian cosmetics supply KKCenterHK. Last time I showed you some smaller water decalsfrom them which I loved. This time I tried these full water decals. Since I had such a great experience with other water decals I figured these would be great!
I chose this beautiful floral design featuring roses and vintage colours. The wraps comes with 12 decals and a small nail file. On the back of the packaging you will find instructions. You start by cutting around the water decal, following the edges of the design. Then you place the decal in some lukewarm water and wait for 10 seconds. Take it out, remove the paper backing. Finally place it on the nail, then clip down to size and add top coat.
It sounds easy but it sadly wasn’t! I found that the previous decals I tried will easily stick down on the nail once you pat them dry but these full decals had a tendency to slide around at all times. Adding topcoat shrinks the decal and makes it wrinkle up a little, though this disappears for the most part once you add a second coat of topcoat. The biggest issue for me was when I added topcoat the decal would slide around or fold over. I had to redo a few nails because the topcoat made the decal slide off my nails completely.
There’s definitely some patience required when you apply these. But when you are extra careful with the top coat and application, you’ll get awesome results! It’s definitely worth it in my opinion.
Anyway this is what they look like on the nails! Doesn’t it look beautiful? I really love them! Since the decals are so long (almost twice the length of my own nails) I was able to use the leftover part as well. On my pinky for example, I used the excess part of another decal. This way you definitely get a lot of use out of the decals. I cannot stand wastage so I simply couldn’t throw it away.
I was able to do a full set of nails using these decals. On my right hand (not pictured) I used just two decals, and three leftover parts, so I still have three full decals left! I can still use those in future manicures as accent nails. Yay!
Overall I loved trying these full water decals but application definitely wasn’t as easy as with small water decals. I was hoping these would be the ultimate nail wraps but that was sadly not the case for me. If you have the patience the result is definitely worth it though. And these last quite well too, they behave like regular polish, maybe slightly better. I’ve had mine on for three days now I believe, and there’s no chips and barely any tipwear!
You can find these floral decals (and many other gorgeous full decals) at KKCenterHK. They have a lot of great products ranging from nail art deco to make-up, even wigs and clothing. If you place an order with them, make sure to save some money by using my coupon code, VERYEMILY gives you a 10% discount! Enjoy!
Have you ever tried full water decals? What was your experience in using them? Let me know!
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