beauty mark: nail stickers
score a perfect ten with instant nail art.
If you consider a manicure an opportunity for self-expression and your nails to be tiny canvases, then decals are probably already your jam. Because unless you’re a pro or incredibly steady of hand, the other option (hand painting the designs) can be messy, painstaking, and offers less than desirable results.
The stick-on version, on the other hand, requires no drying time or artistic abilities, making it an equal opportunity alternative to polish. Whether you prefer a little sparkle or something a bit silly, one of these options will have your nails covered.
Scratch Harajuku Kawaii, $12
These adorable, I mean Kawaii, neon decals are what Rainbow Brite would sport if she became a fan of nail art.
Essie A to Zebra Sleek Stick Nail Applique, $10.25
When you like animal print but don't want to go too wild, try a tamer option like wearing it on your fingers.
Jamberry Nail Wraps in Vintage Chic, $15
Wrap your talons in something resembling your grandmother’s bathroom wallpaper. It’s cool, I swear.
Eichi Matsunaga Nail Decal, $10
Stick these cool doodles (Unicorns! Eye balls! Diamonds!) on top of a freshly painted manicure and then pretend you painted them yourself.
Sephora Formula X ASAP Limited Edition Two Pack, $15
See a pattern with these ikat and chevron printed appliqués.
Ciaté Cuticle Tattoos, $12
So these aren’t technically nail stickers as they’re for the cuticles but close enough. The tiny flowers, diamonds, bows, and more look like tiny badass tattoos.
Nail Rock Doodads Nail Wraps, $8
You don’t need special glasses to see your manicure in 3D. These textured designs make your nails looks like they’re covered in bubbles.
NCLA x Melody Ehsani Nail Wrap in Funky Shark, $16
While you eagerly await the premiere of Sharknado 2 on July 31st, you can wear your love of the predatory sea creatures on your nails.
Sara M Lyons TV Party All-Over Nail Prints, $12
Cover your nails in tiny televisions and monitor test stripes to broadcast your love of the tube.
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Stripe-Tease, $9
Read between the lines. The vibe of these stripes could be preppy, mod, or horror core (they kind of look like Freddy Kruger’s sweater!).