For Easter my sister and I decided to try these fun looking Essie nail stickers; which also happen to have the most perfect name “so haute!” 😉 It was my first time attempting nail stickers and I’m really happy with how they turned out! I figured it would be fun and helpful to share my process with a little ‘nail how to’ tutorial below:
First off, I decided to grab a cup of tea in my new Kate Spade “cha-cha-cha” mug. Every occasion calls for tea, right!? Also, I swear it’s just a coincidence that the colour of my mug and the Essie nail stickers are a perfect match! The nail kit comes with 18 nail stickers in nine different sizes, a nail file, and a cuticle pusher.
It’s important to determine which sticker best matches each of your nail sizes. I found it helpful to cut the plastic around each size and place them on my nail for more accuracy.
Placing the stickers on your nails is rather easier. I started with the end closest to my cuticles, and pressed down lightly in the middle of the nail. I then slowly pressed each side down. For a few nails, I found it necessary to slightly stretch the stickers to the side of my nail. For the most part they fit well; though there were a few that didn’t completely cover the sides of my nails. Not a big deal though, as it’s only really noticeable if you look up closely.
Once the stickers were on my nails, I cut off the excess sticker length as close to my nail tip as possible. I figure I can be creative and use them as future nail decor – maybe small strips or something. I’ll be sure to let you know what I do with them! Once I cut the stickers, I had to file down the tips of my nails/the stickers. I found it worked best to file my nails with the white side of the nail filer, in a downward motion.
Voila! In no time at all I had haute looking nails that I couldn’t stop staring at! Aren’t the gold spiked crimson dots delightful?! My sister and I also decided they looked like little Easter Eggs – perfect for our dinner festivities!
< I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend!! >
P.S. I got my ring is from “oh hello friend” at the One Of A Kind Show in Toronto! Unfortunately, they said most of their jewelry is not up on their shop at the moment…but I’m hopeful it will be soon!}