Sep 10, 2013

NOTD: KKCenterHK black roses water decals


Hello my lovelies! How are you doing? Starting the blogging week on a Tuesday to share with you a mani I've achieved using some roses water decals given to me for my honest review by KKCenterHK.
This is my first time using water decals, and I was a little afraid of messing it up, but it was quite simple!! In fact I should say much more simple than stickers.




(I apologize if you can see some tip wear on my nails, I've done my nails late last Friday night, and thought I'd taken the pictures first thing in the Saturday morning. But then life decided otherwise and by the time I took the photos there was already some tip wear).



But I digress, let's get into decals. These are small images and not whole nail decals, so for me they're easier to work with. The sheet has 20 images, so it's good for two manicures (if you like to place one rose in each nail).


It was very easy to use. First I painted my nails using two coats of Essence that's what I mint and one coat of Essence BTGN top seealer and let it dry well. Then I cut the images I was going to use and placed them in a cup of water. After 5 minutes I noticed the decals were sliding from the paper and I could place them on the nails, and it was easy since I could glide them on the nail and decide where I wanted them which you can't do with normal stickers. Then I took a cotton pad and pressed on the image to absorb the remaining water. When I thought it was totally dry I added a top coat, and that was it!


What I love about water decals is that the final look is so neat, you can barely notice they're there, unlike adhesive stickers where you can see the edges and sometimes you can also feel them.
All in all I'm very happy with this mani (despite the tip wear) and for sure this will not be the last time I'll use water decals!
If you'd like to purchase these decals, or anything else, from KKCenterHK remember to use my coupon to get 10% off:
Don't hesitate to leave your opinions in the comments!
Love,
Nati

27 comments

  1. Wow Nati this is so stunning! So beautiful. :-)

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    1. Thank you Ann-Sofie! I'm glad you liked it :)

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  2. Really gorgeous decals!

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  3. Nice flowers, I prefer water decals than stickers because they are much thinner and one cannot see the border line of a decal.. :)

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    1. Hi riterbraten, you're right! I've seen some nail decals you've shown and they looked so gorgeous it made me want to try :)

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  4. your blog is beautiful my love if you have any free time please check out my blog & follow if you enjoy :D
    thanks so much! :D

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    1. Thank you Rosina, I'll check your blog :)

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  5. Ciao Nati! These are beautiful! But 5 minutes?? When I did my cat nails it said 10 seconds at that's what it took to ;) But then again, they didn't stick very well to my nails either ;) Baci cara! xx

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    1. Ciao Jezz, you're right, 5 minutes seems like a lot, but then in the instructions it sad "10 to 15 minutes", which I found so long! so I checked after 5 minutes and all the decals were actually floating on the water, lol! I wonder if they meant "10 to 15 seconds"?? Well, the important thing is that it worked.
      bacioni, xxx

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  6. the decals are sooo pretty! they're like one stroke roses - beautiful!

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    1. Hi Mina! Well, in fact this is the closest I'll come to one stroke roses, lol! I'm so not capable of such a sophisticated technique for paiting, decals make it much simpler :)

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  7. These are gorgeous! You applied them really well, I've never tried water decals but I have some ordered so I'm excited that you say these were easy to apply. They look beautiful with the shaded detail! I had stickers in the past and they actually damaged my nails a little because of how well they stuck on. I also love the contrast between the polish you chose and the roses :) xx

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    1. Hi Ithi, i'm glad you liked it sweetie! I'd love to see your water decals soon, xx

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  8. This manicure is so pretty! It looks very classy :)

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  9. Hi Natalia!
    It looks great, I just loved the combination!
    Thank you for your visit and comment! I didn't know that Karine (Nailderella) mentioned my blog on her blog! *_*
    I'm from Brazil and live in Switzerland since 2012, but I lived in Germany for 13 years.
    I hope to keep in touch with you! <3
    xoxo

    http://makeupglowonline.blogspot.ch

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    1. Hi! So nice to have your comment! thank you for reading, we'll keep in touch of course :)

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  10. this is stunning, i love the base color you've combined the beautiful stickers with! :D Just awesome review and everything! :D

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  11. Love the look, very cute!

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  12. I love water decals and kkcenter has so many models, it is hard to choose.
    These ones are looking great on the essence nail polish ♥

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    1. Thank you for the comment Aby, you're right is so difficult to choose!

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  13. muy lindo aunque de fondo iría más con colores mas obscuros que es lo mio

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    1. Claro andrea, se pueden combinar de mil modos! Pero elegì un color claro para que se vea bien el decal ya que las rosas tienen bastante negro y si no no se hubieran notado los detalles :)

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  14. Quand j'ai vus la première image j'ai fais:Wow c'est vraiment magnifique!!!

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