I had the idea to put regular stickers on my nails since it sounded like a super-easy way to get a cute effect for Valentine’s Day. So I started rummaging through my sticker box (poke fun if you want, but I love my sticker box)! It’s the same one I’ve had since I was a kid and I’ve amassed quite a collection. My faves include my original E.T. stickers from when the movie first came out… and my cute Rainbow Brite stickers from the 80’s! I have a lot of heart stickers too so I decided on these red foil hearts. Then I picked a girly pink polish and started painting!
I used 3 coats of Sephora by OPI I’m Wired and then placed the sticker on my ring finger. I didn’t know if the Seche Vite topcoat would bead up on the foil sticker or not- so I used a thin coat of Orly Bonder on my ring finger to create a nice sticky surface on top of the heart. Then I applied my Seche to lock it all down.
These Valentine’s Day themed nails are so quick and easy! You could put more stickers on if you want, but after I placed the one down I felt like it would be enough. <I’ve noticed that if I’ve ever ignored my instincts in the past… that I’ve gone on to muff up the manicure.> So always trust your gut and have some fun with your stickers!
You can easily do a french manicure at home using inexpensive nail guide stickers! I purchased a pack on ebay for $2.99. You basically apply the guide sticker to the end of your bare nail … and then paint the tip whatever color you choose. When you remove the disposable sticker you are left with a painted tip with a nice clean line. I did get get a little impatient when I was applying them (my OCD came out when I was trying to position the stickers just right!)… but overall, they were pretty easy to use.
Since I like to jazz things up…and the traditional french manicure is a lil boring for me…I tested out my new stickers using bright colors and sparkle topcoats!! For my blue mani I used the traditional curve-shaped stickers with ‘Revlon– Blue Slate’. For my my purple mani I used the chevron-shaped stickers with ‘Sephora by OPI– Eve-y on the Eyes’. I must say, I’m LOVING the chevron-shaped stickers! The angles in the design made my nails look long and strong!
BTW, french manicure guide stickers are great for ladies with short nails because you can purposely position the sticker further back on your nail bed to create the appearance of a longer tip 🙂
French manicure using Revlon Blue Slate for tips and NYC Starry Silver Glitter as topcoat
- Chevron-shaped French manicure using Sephora by OPI Eve-y on the Eyes for tips and Cover Girl Crystal Mist as topcoat