How to Apply Nail Stickers

Nail stickers add a sophisticated flair to your nails. They are fun and can really enable you to express yourself in a fun and creative way. Here is how to properly apply nail stickers so that they look their best.

You should first get a good manicure without polish. This ensures that your nails are freshly filed and shaped. If you are adept at doing this yourself, go for it. If you prefer going to a professional nail salon, do so but make sure to skip the base coat as it prevents nail stickers from adhering. Avoid using lotion on your hands as well. You may also want to apply nail polish remover to your nails prior to applying nail stickers so that any residue is removed.

Apply a nail sticker to the nail bed. Use scissors to cut the sticker down to size if necessary to get it to the appropriate size and shape. Peel the sticker from its backing and place it on the nail as close as possible to the cuticle. Smooth the sticker along the nail from one end to the other. Heat the lacquer of the sticker using a hair dryer. This allows it to essentially melt into the nail.

Use an emory board to file away at the extra portion of the nail sticker. The heavier the grit of the file, the easier it is to perform this task. Smooth out all of the edges. Once you have done that, you will want to add a top coat to your nails to give it a shiny finish. Reuse the hair dryer technique to any nail stickers that start to come off. The heating and smoothing process will ensure that they stay in place on the nail bed.