I have to gush about my favorite new discovery. For Easter my mom got me a little set of nail polish and with this set came some french manicure guide stickers made from paper (similar to what paper reinforcement stickers are made from) in the standard curved shape but it also came with v-shaped ones made that makes a snazzy little chevron shape on your nail. I realized these were something I would not be able to go without again. So I set out to the internet to find more.

After searching a little while I finally found the set I would buy, they're cheap and best of all there were more designs than just the curve and v shape!
They turned out to be even more amazing than the stickers that came with the set my mom got me and 100 times more awesome than tape! They're made from a vinyl like material. If you've experimented with scotch tape a lot than you may have noticed that it sometimes almost like dissolves a little bit when the nail polish on it for too long which compromises the clean lines. Well, that doesn't happen at all with these! They've pulled off clean every time.

Here is an example of what each sticker looks like and the design it makes. I just chose to showcase my favorite four designs, but there are a total of ten offered where I bought them from (I'm sure with time, in weekly nail posts, you'll eventually see them all...at least three times)
The stickers I bought were from this seller on ebay. The shipping was quick despite being from another country and I couldn't be happier with the stickers. I can't believe these were something I didn't even know existed. Cutting scotch tape may be fine if you only plan on doing your nails fancy once or twice. But from now on I'm sticking to these stickers - what a time saver!!

Just like with tape I recommend taking the stickers off the sheet and placing them on your (clean & dry!) skin so they're not so sticky. And always, always, always make sure to apply the sticker to a very dry base coat so you don't have any issues with it peeling it off when you take the sticker off.

In case you're curious the colors I've used in these photos are...
L'Oreal L'orange
Revlon Bare Bones (one of my absolute favorite colors!)
(and of course a top coat of Seche Vite!)

I seriously can't get enough of these stickers! It's one of those purchases that I honestly just want to buy tons of because I'm afraid some day they won't be available or I won't be able to find them!
xoxo


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Pin This Email This

45 Comments

  1. I've seen these a lot for french manicure but I had no idea there were so many different designs out there! Thanks for sharing, it looks amazing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This might be my favorite nail post of yours. I'm obsessed with those colors together!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just bought some! As if I could turn down that price and those lovely, lovely nails of yours!! I wanna have a nail painting party with you and Elycia so badly, hehe...combined I feel like we'd have the best nail collection EVER haha

    ReplyDelete
  4. Loving them - and they're pretty cheap to boot!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my gosh! I've been experimenting with tape and stuff for nail painting and I can't WAIT to get some of these! Also that loreal polish color is so divine!

    ReplyDelete
  6. oooh they look great! Good colour combo too! Going to have a peak at ebay now :)
    Luvluv x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I didn't know these exsisted either. Totally looking into this. Like right now.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my!!! How wonderful. It makes doing your nails so much easier and so cute :]

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awesome :) Thanks for sharing.. I am off to eBay :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. These look great! I think that I'm gonna have to get me some!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh boy! Buying some right now, they look so awesome :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. That's fantastic! Love them!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have just started getting in to doing my nails again. Because I have psoriasis and it affects my nail beds (they get all ridged and awful - Essie ridge filler is amazing), it is often not worth it. But dammit, I might have to make an exception and pick up some of these. So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks really good, how do you like loreal nail polishes btw?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I only have a couple, but I REALLY like them! They cover great!

      Delete
  15. So, total newb here, but to get this look am I correct in assuming you put down L'Oreal L'orange as a base coat, then applied the sticker, then put on Revlon Bare Bones, and then removed the sticker?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nope, other way around. Bare bones down first because it's the lighter of the two colors.

      So, bare bones down, let it dry completely, then apply the sticker and pain on the orange and take off the sticker before that dries.
      :)

      Delete
    2. Aha! You place the sticker along the bottom/middle of the nail. Now I get it, thank you so much for explaining! :) I can't wait to try this.

      Delete
  16. Those are really cool.. it turned out really cute!

    lauren
    http://ohlauren.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. These are really cute! I love the way that your nails turned out. And those stickers would be way easier than scotch tape. That orange colour is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  18. love your nails...so neatly done

    ReplyDelete
  19. Cute idea and the colors looks great together

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those stickers are genius! I clicked on the link expecting they were going to be from the US, but the seller is just down the road from me in the UK. Small world, eh? Will definitely be getting me some.

    Your nails look great, as always!

    ReplyDelete
  21. SOLD! Those are freaking awesome! I always make a huge mess when I use scotch tape.

    ReplyDelete
  22. THANK YOU for sharing these, buying right now!

    ReplyDelete
  23. The one on your index i like SO MUCH <3

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lovely! I use MT tape for painting basic shapes on my nails. Mt is good because there is no residue and it sticks well and curves around real nice :-)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Just bought some - I will be counting down the days until their arrival. Thanks for sharing!! x Rachel

    http://pointlessprettythings.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  26. These just made my week! I ordered them the other day and am so excited for them to arrive! As a nail-obsessed chicky I paint mine 2x a week and am always looking for things to shake it up! Thanks again!!!

    Rachel
    http://listsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks! I ran right over and ordered some.

    ReplyDelete
  28. The comb color & the design of each individual sticker looks really rad. Thanks, for sharing this! Can't wait to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Just ordered some!!! Can't wait for them to get here.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Just got mine today! Can't wait to try them out!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I think the hardest part of all of the entire process is deciding which design not to buy! Can't wait till I get my hands on some of these.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I just ordered some, these are fantastic!! Thanks for the link.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Awesome!!! Literally just went and ordered some too. Thanks for the link!!

    HELen

    pierrelecat

    ReplyDelete
  34. Just received my order a few days ago -- they're lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I just purchased these nail stickers and CANNOT WAIT to use them! Thanks for the heads up. Rae over at Say it Ain't So showed me her manicure she'd done using these last night, and I decided I needed these in my life.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thanks for sharing the info on the nail stickers!

    ReplyDelete
  37. How long did it take everyone to get theirs?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm in the US (the seller is in the UK) and it took about one week.

      Delete

All photos + text on this blog are property of Kaylah Doolan/The Dainty Squid unless noted. Powered by Blogger.