Neon Water Decals

Water decals are definitely one of my favorite nail art decorations and I'm always happy if I manage to find water decals that are a bit more special. Don't get me wrong, I do love those regular flower water decals and all sorts of feathers, lace patterns and all that, but it's still nice to have something a bit different once in a while. So when I visited Mi Nails in Turku earlier this year and spotted some neon water decals, I just had to buy one sheet so I could try them out.


I did this mani a while ago already, but I haven't posted it since it was a bit of a failure. I do like those neon water decals very much and I still like the fact that they are a bit different, but somehow we didn't really get along when I tried to apply them on my nails.


I used two coats of Essie Take It Outside as my base color. Then I cut some pieces out of those water decals and tried to apply them on my nails. For some reason they didn't want to stick though and I had to work quite hard to get them somehow stick on my nails. I also managed to ruin them a bit more when I applied a coat of top coat over them. Nonetheless, the mani looked pretty good from the distance, but of course you can see all those flaws in these close-up pictures.

Flaws or not, I still liked this manicure very much. I'm always into the combo of nude/neutral colors with some neons, the neutral base makes the neons pop out even more. This could have been really the perfect summer manicure, I just wish we'd have those perfect summer weather to go with this mani.

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: Essie Take It Outside
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Decorations: water decals



Neons with neutral colors, hot or not?

16 comments

  1. This looks great! I love the mix of neon and neutral.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really love it too. :)

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  2. Onpas kivat! :) Tuo Essie on alle just oikea valinta, mikä tahansa muu väri olis voinut ollakin vähän liikaa" :D

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    1. Kiitos! :) Jep, on kyllä sen verran kirkkaat nämä siirtokuvat, että kirkkaammalla pohjavärillä olisi tullut melkoisen räikeä lakkaus. :D

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  3. Ooh miten nätit! Ikävää kyllä, etteivät ottaneet tarttuakseen :/ Silti tosi kiva yhdistelmä, onneksi noi on vaan pikkuvikoja! :)

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    1. Kiitos! :) Ehkäpä mullakin oli vaan maanantaipäivä näiden asettelun suhteen ja ei nuo ongelmat onneksi ainakaan kovin kauas näkyneet.

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  4. Awww...so cute! Love the neon colors!

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  5. Ihanat kesäkynnet tosiaan! Tykkään kans tosi paljon nuden ja neonin yhdistelmästä :)

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    1. Kiitos! Vielä kun ois ollut kesäiset säät myös... Nude ja neon on kyllä ihan huippu yhdistelmä ja toimii aina! :)

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  6. Kauniit :) Kuvista ei kyllä ongelmat tänne asti välity, ei niitä onneksi kukaan muu koskaan katso yhtä kriittisellä silmällä kuin itse!

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    1. Kiitos paljon! :) Kiva kuulla, että ne ei sieltä niin selvästi näy, eipä ne tietysti livenänäkään kauempaa katsottuna näkyneet, eli lakkauksesta tuli kuitenkin niistä huolimatta ihan kiva. Näissä lähikuvissa vaan tietysti kaikki tuppaa näkymään. :D

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