JIOR COUTURE water decals : Tutorial

Hi there, my darlings! I have another post for you this afternoon--my very first tutorial so it'll be short and sweet and (I hope) helpful to those of you who are not very familiar with water decals! I was sent these decals in my review package from Jior Couture and they are zodiac-themed, to match the zodiac-themed polishes from her upcoming collection. I was sent a strip of several of these decals and today I'd like to show you step-by-step how to use them, along with a couple of tricks I learned along the way.

1. Cut out individual decals for use.
    TIP : My instruction sheet suggested using rounded edges but I found square, even edges to work best for me and my nail shape. 

2. Soak the individual decals in warm water for 10-15 seconds
    TIP : Cold water will work just as well, anything in a pinch! And realistically, only 5-7 seconds in water is needed--these babies slip right off their backing!

3. Place each individual decal, paper side up on clean, dry nails or completely dry, polished nails. Here, I show the Aries zodiac symbol over Jior Couture's Aries The Ram thermal holographic polish
    TIP : Try to make sure you place the decal more or less evenly on the nail--once placed, you can move it slightly if the position is not right but it doesn't allow for major changes in position.

4. Remove the paper backing quickly.
TIP : Make sure to check that you only pulling away the paper--I almost lost a decal to oblivion this way!

5. Smooth out any air bubbles from between the decal and your nail bed using a small brush or even a damp finger.
TIP : Try to make it as smooth and bubble-free as possible--your finished product will look that much better!

6. Top with one smooth coat of your favorite topcoat! I used a generous coat of G&G's HK Girl and the final result is shown below!
    TIP : A good topcoat is a game-changer--it'll bring shine and smooth down any residual bumps left by your decal!

And here's a similar look I created using decals in the zodiac symbol for Libra as well as Jior Couture's Libra the Scales!

So, there you have it, my darlings! A selection of zodiac-themed water decals from Jior Couture! These will be available for purchase soon HERE. Remember to follow her on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for all the latest news!

Have YOU ever used water decals before? Love them? Hate them? I'd love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

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