Sep 29 2015

KBShimmer Mod Floral Water Slide Decals

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom.

KBShimmer water slide decals mod floral review and nail art on BeautyJudy

Water slide decals are incredibly easy to use, and KBShimmer recently launched a variety of them that can be used to cover the nail.

Between baby (3-months-old already!!) and the move (we bought a house!!), I’ve only had time to do nail art with one of the sets, the Mod Floral (N238) set. I’m excited to play with the others, and post more nail art  and a tutorial with them.

In this post, I simply wanted to share my thoughts on product experience!

KBShimmer water slide decals mod floral review and nail art on BeautyJudy

I will outline my process, though!

First, I painted my nails with KBShimmer Leggo My Mango; except the spots where I added the decals. The website recommends a white base as the best for these decals, so in the places I added decals, I used KBShimmer Eyes White Open. I free-handed the painting, not worrying about the lines between the color and the white, knowing the decal would cover it.

Oh – and I added a coating of KBShimmer Dust in the Bottle to my index finger, since I wanted a decal-free finger!

I took the decals and cut them close to my nail size in shapes I wanted to use them in.

KBShimmer water slide decals mod floral review and nail art on BeautyJudy

I used a pointed cotton swab soaked with nail polish remover, and sometimes a small brush dipped in remover, to clean up the excess decal around my nail.

KBShimmer water slide decals mod floral review and nail art on BeautyJudy

I sealed everything with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I honestly found application to be easy. You want to make sure your nail polish is dry before you use the decals, so I used a quick-dry top coat and was able to finish the mani relatively soon. So the whole mani maybe took an hour or less to do. It’s important to consider what the best base is with the decals, or else you’ll lose the vivid designs in the background color.

The only thing I would note is that the decals did start with tip wear a bit quicker than my polish normally would.

I can’t wait to do another mani with the decals. As soon as I used these, and wore them, I ordered a bunch more from the website. These decals cost $2.95 for a sheet, which for me is a great price point! And using them as art vs. a full-cover on the nail, you can see I’m going to get a couple (at least) manicures from this sheet.

Have you tried KBShimmer Water Slide Decals yet? I’d love to know if you’re going to if not, and what your experience was if you did!

Disclaimer: I received the three decal sheets from the PR Firm/Manufacturer for honest consideration. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!

  • Honeygirlk

    Oh my gosh – these decals are so fun… I definitely think I would love them during the spring and summer months.

  • PrimeBeauty

    They look very 1960!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    I love her decals! So easy to use!

  • Nidia Doherty

    I love water decals, but haven’t tried a full-nail version yet. What a fun mani!

  • Laura

    What a fun way to use decals. Love the brightness.

  • Miranda |

    I’m going to need to try these– I haven’t had much luck with decals yet but these look super natural and easy!

  • Anastasia

    These decals are gorgeous! And I think you paired them beautifully with that orange.


    Those decals look absolutely pretty! I love how you cut them up and used a different shape for each nail.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Those came out really pretty!!!

  • marciaf

    I love that you did something different on every nail. This looks so festively fun.

  • Beyond Beauty Lounge

    These are so fun, love the color of your mani.

  • Justina

    Oooh I totally love your nails here!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I love how you fancied the wear up!! Such a fun mani!

  • Heather

    I have to get on this KB Shimmer train their polishes and now these decals! So cute

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I had no idea that KB made stickers. They’re so pretty!

  • Eugenia

    I wanna try!!! I love the mani you did with them!

  • BTBAshley

    Oooh how cute! I’ve never used nail decals before but the way you explained the process, it seems a little less complicated than I thought.

  • Erika

    I love water slide decals, they are so fun and easy. You created a beautiful and bright mani.

  • Amber

    This is such a bright and fun mani!! I love how it turned out. I have Mango, and this is inspiring me to break it out for a fun bright mani. Definitely going to try the decals too. What a great price. Sounds like you have had a busy few months! <3

  • robin

    I love how this turned out!!!!