Today I have some water decals to show you, but they're not just any water decals, oh no...Nail Doodles are all hand drawn!
I love to hear from independent businesses with wonderful ideas, so discovering Nail Doodles is so exciting! Each decal is hand drawn by Abbie, a talented illustrator from the UK. The detail she puts into them is just amazing! Everything is well thought out right down to the super pretty packaging.
I decided to use OPI Skull & Glossbones as a base for obvious reasons ;) then I applied some of my favourite designs over the top. It's best to cut out each design as close as you can so there is less excess around the edges. I did experience a bit of bubbling at the edges, probably due to my nails having a very deep curve to them, but it's nothing very noticeable. I finished with some top coat.
My accent nail was done using striping tape and Nicole by OPI A-Nise-Treat.
The Old English Collection v.2 (on the left, v.1 is on the right) is made up of gothic, old english style letters and numbers. Again, they're beautifully detailed!
Here, I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and created a gradient using Roller Babin' and Kiss Me Quick by The Lacquer Lab. It took me a while to decide whether to do love or hate...in the end the pink polishes swayed me ;)
I'm impressed with the quality of these decals, they're very opaque which is not something you always get with water decals. I struggled at first getting them to lie completely flat, but I would blame that on my curvy nails and application skills more than the decals themselves. I love the end results though!
You can buy Nail Doodles via their Etsy Store, and they ship worldwide! RRP £6.00 per pack.