Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Skulls with Printed Bows : Nail Tattoos

So, I've been practicing with my water transfer nail tattoos again and this time I have chosen cute skulls with little leopard print bows on them. I decided to use Barry M's Gelly Hi-Shine polish in Mango as a base colour because I thought it would look good with the printed bows on the skulls. I managed to place the tattoos onto my nails nicely but unfortunately I had not cut close enough to the tattoos themselves and so ended up with a clear film covering most of my nail and hanging over the edge on to my finger. My top tip for anyone using water transfer nail tattoos is to cut as close to your tattoo as you can to avoid the excess clear film which could ruin your pretty nails. I have to admit that water transfer nail tattoos are not ideal because they are quite difficult to apply nicely but these were the only nail tattoos that I could find. To try and disguise the mess I had made I applied a coat of top coat which went all bubbly as the bottle is almost finished - great!

I bought these nail tattoos from Amazon. They do not have a brand name but they are really cheap.

What do you think? Have you found any nail tattoos that are adhesive without water? I would love to know!


  1. Well this is just adorable! firstly orange is one of my favourite colours and secondly ADORE skulls... looks great! :)

    Also wanted to thank you for the comment you left on my blog post inspired by my mum, every comment means a lot especially with this particular post and i really appreciate it...
    Thank you

    Love LeaLea

    1. Thank you very much!you are very welcome!:-)

  2. These would look sooo awesome for Halloween!!! And love the orange! One of my fave colours! ;)
    LFA (lovefromangelic) Xx

    1. Hehe yeh I had thought that they looked a bit Halloween-ish

  3. Great post! Thanks for sharing..

    Hugs, Brittany, xx


  4. Great post! that orange is THE most delicious shade of orange I've seen! going to go pick that up later!

    megabeauty.blogspot.co.uk xx

  5. Cool nails!
    Liking the skull and cross bones.
    I've tagged you in a post.