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Mani Monday – New Nail Decals

It feels ages since I did a nail post so here’s one showing off some new nail decals I ordered from ebay. They contain a wheel of various designs and the thing I love is that they are black on one side and copper on the other. My favourite designs are the anchor, crown, diamond and cross.


My nails grew so long when we were on holiday that I decided to cut them really short when we got back. I like the clean, tidy look of short nails but they probably aren’t the best for nail art!

I started with this pretty apricot shade by Sally Hansen in Sorbet. I needed three thin coats but I liked the smooth finish this gave.


I decided to try a different decal on each nail and let me tell you they were fiddly to apply! Unlike stickers or water decals, these foil ones don’t bend to fit the natural curve of your nail bed so they end up sticking out slightly. I applied several layers of top coat but still had some little corners poking out and catching on things. For this reason, I can’t see these decals lasting longer than a few days.

However, I love how these look and now I have tried them all out at once, I think I know which ones work best and which I would use again.


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

4 responses »

  1. These are super cute! love the nude polish too.
    XX, Britta & Carli from

  2. perfect decals for all seasons 🙂


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