31DC2015 - Blue - Milv Water Decals

Day 5 and I think I'm over my self-doubt episode from yesterday.

I love today's nails pretty hard!

31DC2015 - Blue - Milv Water Decals | Pretty Serious - Presence

I started with a base of Pretty Serious Presence, their amazing new one coater white. I top coated with a quick dry top coat and set about chopping up some beautiful classic china style Milv water decals. You can get these in Australia from Powder Perfect.


Last time I used Milv water decals I made a real mess of things so I thought I'd only attempt one full nail, but they all turned out perfect! (Until I knocked my still drying index finger, woops).

Two key things that helped that I wish I'd known the first time:

- Have a damp cotton pad at the ready to smooth down the decal once it's on your nail. It's like magic!
- Top coat your nails one at a time. The wet top coat will slightly dissolve the decal and the edges, you can quickly and gently remove the excess with an orange wood stick. The minimal bits left can be taken care of with remover/acetone and a cleanup brush.

31DC2015 - Blue - Milv Water Decals | Pretty Serious - Presence

31DC2015 - Blue - Milv Water Decals | Pretty Serious - Presence

So I know it isn't the blue-est mani you've ever seen, but dammit if I'm not in love with it. I've even had it on for two whole days now, but it's coming off tonight - there are another 26 days to prepare for after all!



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