Friday, August 17, 2012

KKcenterHK Water Decals Review

I received some DIY water decals from KKcenterHK, when I got the stamping plate I reviewed a while back. The first one I want to show you is a floral design and came in a little square. I used it on a couple of accent nails and then painted the others with a solid color. Here it is.

Here it is with my polish still matte
The color on my nails by the way is Sinful Colors Dream On
And here it is after I added topcoat
 I didn't really know how to use water decals, so I went online and found a few tutorials that I used to help me. These ones are a bit different because they are not small individual images, it is one large image and you have to cut them into the shape that you want. Since this was a bit trial and error, I learned some things, which I will share a little later. First, I want to give you an idea of what these water decals looked like when they arrived. This sheet was approximately 2.5 inches tall by 2 inches wide. Here is an image from their website.



I really loved the way that these water decals looked and I had them on for about 4-5 days with minimal wear. I started out by cutting out small rectangles approximately the size of my nail, soaked it in water and then applied it to the nail after peeling off the backing. I had hoped that I would be easy to trim around the edges, but that was not the case. Heehee whoops. Thankfully, when they are wet, you can still move them around, so I just removed it, trimmed it to the right shape (very difficult once the decal is already wet!), and then reapplied the decal. However, I did learn after the fact that they will dissolve with nail polish remover, but it is better to just cut them to the right shape to begin with. That is what I did for the thumb and it turned out way better.



These decals looked great until I went and added topcoat. I use Seche Vite and it literally ate the decal, and pulled some of the color. Here is a close up so you can see what I mean. I don't really blame this on the decal, but it's something to watch out for so you don't ruin your mani. I'm going to try a different topcoat the next time and see if I get better results, so I will definitely share that when I do.

Overall, I really liked my experience with these decals. It was something I had never tried before, and i had a lot of fun learning and experimenting with how to use them. Definitely check these out when you visit their website. They had a bunch of different styles and now that you have heard my experience, you will know how to use them properly. :)

If you would like to try out some of the nail goodies they have, don't forget to use the 10% off coupon code that KKcenterHK has generously provided to me! It is good through 1/31/2013.

Coupon Code:  DelightInNails

*Products in this post were sent for review in return for my honest opinion.

10 comments:

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    1. I know - isn't it great! I looked through so many before I picked this one and it seriously looks even better in person. :)

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  2. Great decal and application! I haven't used these yet but really wanting too have just used temp tattoos my kids have around the house :)

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    1. Thanks, and I've heard that temp tattoos work pretty well. I look for them when I'm at the dollar store, but I can never seem to find any that I would want on my nails. :)

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  3. really cute design!

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  4. Wow, how pretty! Question - did your bottle of Dream On apply that matte?? I have that same shade of Sinful and it is not matte at all! (I wish it was is why I'm asking lol)

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    1. Yes, it was that matte, but it chipped/wore in less than I day, so I ended up adding topcoat to make it last.

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