To begin with, I never thought I would be a Smiley nails, but here I am. I have never been quite intrigued by drawing smiley on nails. They always seemed kind of kiddish for the effort to do a freehand. Then recently Moyou launched smiley nails I guess. But again I found them too expensive for a one time mani. All that was resolved when I saw a water decal of various smileys. Yes!
These absolutely made sense. I don’t love a Smiley mani passionately enough, to stamp images on mat/stamper, fill in colors and emotions to each stamped image, apply topcoat to each Smiley and finally pull them off carefully to place on nails. No, Sir!
However Water decals just do the exact thing just in fraction of time and gave me more of options of smiley images as well as sizes. You can just the correct one and easily place them. Like I said I wanted to decals a little differently, I did a negative space Smiley. I also chose the base which is not as boring as white but also doesn’t steal the show from Smiley.
The base is OPI Bubble Bath first because there was a negative space required. Then I painted three-fourth of my nails with white to form a base for my sheer Indie. Upon drying I added two generous coats of I Love Thy Polish – Space Ghost. It is a lovely white crelly with matte neon hexes/circles. I though a little colourful Peek-a-boo would make it even more fun.
Finally, I placed my handpicked Smiley decals on each nail and finished with Seche Vite. I a so glad I did not go through the grill for freehand or stamping decal to make a Smiley Nail. The water decals did just the job. Their shop link is (Amazon & AliExpress) . If you use code SE2016 during checkout , you can enjoy free gift with each purchase. What do you think?