I have been hanging onto these Audrey Hepburn water decals for the longest time now, so I wanted to finally use them in a manicure.
YE-261 water decals from Born Pretty Store.
This manicure is so simple to do once you have the decals. I started out by picking out which ones I wanted to use and cut around my selections with a small pair of scissors.
My left hand and right hand decal choices. The words have some typos (“beauliful” and “Angd an eaeth” should read “beautiful” and “Angel on earth”), but no one really notices that they are misspelled unless they look closely.
I also prepared a small container of water in which I could soak the decals later.
For the polish colors, I wanted white nails for the decals and black nails for contrast.
Left: Johnny by Julep. Right: Alpine Snow by OPI.
Does anyone else feel like playing Othello after seeing this?
I worked with the decals one at a time, first soaking the decal in water for about 10 seconds before sliding it off the paper backing, applying it to my nail, and blotting it dry with a napkin.
The decal can float on the surface of the water after you slide it off the paper backing.
The final decal layout.
I wanted to add some pearl studs to liven up the black nails. After all, Holly Golightly wears quite an impressive pearl necklace along with her iconic black dress.
Pearl rhinestone decoration wheel from Born Pretty Store.
I opted to use two different sizes of pearls to mimic the necklace, so I placed a larger sized pearl in the center of my nail and flanked each side with a smaller pearl. I used Kiss Nail Art Glue to secure the beads.
The finished look. Of course I made sure that Audrey had her tiara on for her closeup.
I know using water decals is kind of cheating for a nail artist, but I really loved the artwork and couldn’t resist buying these. I don’t think I’ve used water decals since I was in junior high (trust me, that was quite a long time ago), so it was great to see how much more advanced the artwork has become.
In any case, classy ladies will love this manicure, and if you have any friends who are fans of Breakfast At Tiffany’s, these decals make a great gift. Using code RSSPX31 will save you 10% off any regular priced items in your order from Born Pretty Store. Happy polishing!