There are a large variety of nail art stickers available for use. You can buy nail art stickers that cover your entire nail or smaller ones that can be used for your nail art designs. Most stickers are easy to apply and use. Stickers are a great alternative to doing designs by hand if you are not very artistic and they are a little easier to use than stamping. So, if you want great looking nails, but don’t have much time or talent to invest in hand painting them, than nail art stickers might be the answer for you.
Full Nail Coverage
You can purchase full nail art stickers online or in your favourite nail supply store. There are many brands of nail polish that also create these stickers. If you have a favourite nail polish brand, you might want to look into what stickers they have available for you. As the photo above demonstrates, there are many different styles of nail art stickers and they can be combined to achieve a mixed look. What brings these different styled nails together is their colour scheme. The same shade of pink, orange and yellow are seen on the different nails which pulls this look together. Most nail art stickers come in sets and packages already designed for you, to make this as easy for you as possible. Don’t be afraid to mix different nail stickers sets up if you wish to.
You don’t have to mix and match your nail art stickers, but can wear matching stickers for a beautiful finish. Most women apply a topcoat over their stickers to help keep them from peeling. It is important to apply topcoat over the very bottom edge of your nail and sticker or to wrap the sticker under your nail slightly to help prevent it from peeling off. You can apply different styles of topcoat, such as shiny or matte to change the look of your stickers as well. If you want you could always add a bit of glitter over your stickers, too.
To learn how to apply nail art stickers that cover your entire nail please watch this video:
How to Apply Full Nail Stickers
If you want a different type of nail art sticker than the full nail coverage ones, then there are vast numbers of mini stickers that you can use. These adorable giraffe stickers are all in different patterns, but are the same giraffe shape, so they hold this look together for this nail art. The background has been left plain all one colour so the emphasis is on the stickers. There is such a huge variety of stickers out there and many different brands such as kiss nail art stickers, that you need to shop around to find the best ones for you and which ones offer the best value for your money. Many bargain stores offer stickers of all kinds that can be used for nail art. You do not need to use only stickers that are designated as nail art stickers, but just about any sticker will do. Just be careful the ink doesn’t smear off of the sticker when you apply topcoat to seal it on.
These flower stickers have been added as finishing touches to this french tip nail art design. You can apply your nail art stickers any way you wish as part of your nail art. Sticker nail art can be a lot of fun but can also look elegant depending on what style you wish for. Simply peel the sticker off of the plastic sheet and apply it to the area you want it to go on your nail. You can use tweezers if you want more control over this process or just use your fingers if you find that easier.
To learn how to apply nail art stickers of this type please watch this video tutorial:
How to Apply Nail Art Stickers
3D Nail Art Stickers
For a more dramatic look and to add dimension to your nail art, try 3D nail art stickers. These stickers are not as flat as the usual nail art sticker is, but will rise above the surface of your nail. This style of stickers may just add a little height to the appearance of your nail or stick up quite far. The larger and higher your 3d nail art stickers rise above the surface of your nail, the more care and caution you will need to take to not knock the sticker off. You may also find yourself playing with the raised surface of your nail, because it is not the natural way your nails normally feel. Try your best to refrain from playing with the 3d stickers so your nail art will last as long as possible.
The photograph above, shows a set of cute little flowers and leafs 3D nail art stickers. These sticker can be used to cover any flaws in your nail art, if you need them to. If there were any errors with the french tips on these nails, we would never know because the 3D stickers cover them perfectly. Tricks, like using stickers over mistakes, are a great way to hide any flaws so no one is the wiser and prevents you from having to remove and start your nail art design all over again.
Lace stickers are available in all sorts of designs and colours. You can mix and match your lace look if you wish. The fun thing about this style of sticker is that you can see through the sticker pattern to the nail or nail polish underneath. You can paint your nails any colour you wish and then apply the lace overtop to finish your nail art idea. This black fishnet style lace sticker looks fabulous over the red nail polish. These stickers include small gems that have a 3d quality to them as well.
This picture above, shows white lace stickers with a more elaborate design than the previous black ones. Stickers like this are ideal when you want to have the exact same lace design on all of your nails. It would be very difficult to match the perfect look stickers give you, if you were to try to copy this by hand. Stickers certainly help to create the ideal nail art with the least amount of time needed.
Holiday Nail Art Stickers
With Halloween approaching, what better time is there to wear holiday nail art stickers? These charming Hello Kitty halloween nail art stickers would look sweet on your daughter’s nails. There are so many stickers out there to choose from, that you will be sure to find a set you like. You could easily find a set of stickers to match your halloween costume to add the perfect touch to your outfit.
This set of halloween nail art stickers is made up of the faces of some of Hollywood’s best loved monsters. Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the werewolf are all great examples of halloween nail art stickers that you could use for this fun time of year. No matter what costume you wear or what style of halloween decoration you want to add to your nail art, there will be a sticker out there that you can purchase. When looking for different nail art stickers try browsing online for various brands, like kiss nail art stickers to find what you are looking for or look on etsy or other sites that offer indy brand designs.
Christmas nail art stickers are another style you can try out. All the holidays are a great excuse to wear nail art and there are lots of fun ideas for you to try. Look up different ideas online and search around for the perfect stickers for you. These stickers can be tasteful or silly depending on your preference. Have fun and enjoy trying all different styles and types of stickers for any occasion you want.
Another type of sticker that is popular for nail art is the water decal. These stickers are soaked in water and then applied to your nail. This type of sticker looks almost painted onto your nail, which helps to make them so popular. The photo above shows gorgeous gold water decals that have been applied to the top of the nails for a half moon display. A gold gem has been added to complete this design and to add a further touch of elegance.
These water decal roses are all a similar pattern, but done in an assortment of colours. They have been applied over two different colours of nail polish to liven the look up a little. Water decals are not difficult to apply and the results can be gorgeous.
Follow this tutorial on how to apply nail art stickers of this kind:
How to Apply Water Decals
Bindi For Nail Art
Some people are using bindi to add a touch of glamour to their nail art. The picture above is an example of the use of different bindi being added over a gradient of yellow and green nail polishes. The bindi used in this photo is a collection of similarly coloured gems. Bindi can add just the right look to your nail art. To apply bindi to your nails, use a clear polish drop on the nail and stick the bindi on it. Press it gently in place to help it hold. Be careful when wearing them so that you do not accidently knock them off of your nails.
This bindi is the same style in different colours and is being worn as part of the french tip style for this nail art. If you wish to try using bindi for your nail art, remember the tricks are to have something similar with the bindi you use. Whether there is one or two colours bringing the look together or all the same style of bindi being used, it is best to keep something that is the same with all of them. However, don’t let that stop you from trying completely different styles and colours if that is what you wish for, for your nail art design. Nail art brings out your personality, so never limit yourself and try anything your heart desires.
Sticker nail art includes striping tape. While many people use the striping tape to create different stripes with their nail polish, it can be used as stickers on your nails. The thing to remember about using striping tape on your nails is to trim it the best you can to fit your nail. Tape that hangs over the edge of your nail has more of a tendency to snag or get caught on something and rip off of your nail, ruining your art. There are vast numbers and colours of striping tape available for your use. Again, look online or in stores to find the best deals and the colours you desire.
You can use a couple of strips of striping tape or many strips depending on the look you want to create. This simple, yet refined look above in the picture demonstrates how using just a few strips can really add another element to your nail art design. Gold striping tape was used on the blue nails and blue striping tape on the gold nails. The gold tape was applied at the top of the nails and the blue tape at the bottom to add a further touch to this style.
To learn how to apply striping tape, please take time to watch this informative video:
How to Apply Striping Tape
You have many assorted nail art stickers to choose from when looking for nail art ideas. Try different styles to find the ones that work best for you. It may take you a few tries to get the application correct, but keep at it and you will perfect it. Look online for designs and ideas of what is available and what other people are doing with their stickers.