I’m not gonna lie: I tried and tested about 10 different nail styles before landing on this design. I tried using these decals with glitter, with holo, with creme polish, with and without a peel off base coat (Note: I do NOT recommend using a peel off base coat with nail decals), using the outline of the maple leaf and the maple leaf itself, and even using the maple leaf on the nail and painting a top coat over it. They all worked (except, of course, the peel off base coat) but I determined that this little cut out maple leaf design was my favourite.
Before going onto the tutorial, I thought I would mention that I received these decals for free and you can too, just in time for Canada day! Claim your nail decals here using this code (valid for 10 people): THVA5KST76
To prevent staining, I did use a regular base coat and waited for it to fully dry. Then, using tweezers, I placed the maple leafs on my nails in various directions. Using Deborah Lippmann’s It’s Raining Men, I painted over each decal and quickly but carefully peeled it off. For my accent nail, I wanted to do something different so I painted the FUN Lacquer Holo top coat on my nail and used the Wet n Wild nail polish in White for the leaf. The part I am not so crazy about is the glitter on top of the leaf so lets pretend that isn’t there and appreciate the rest of the design in all of its glory.
I do really enjoy these decals. They are easy to apply and just sticky enough that there isn’t bleeding but you do have to make sure your polish is 100% dry before application.
I hope you enjoyed this Canadian NOTD. It was a lot of fun to play around with these decals and maybe next time, I will let you in on the fun!
Til next time, ttfn x