by KELLY DOUGHER
No matter how much we love nail art, we don’t always have the time to sweat over our nails with a million tiny sequins and five different nail polish colors. It’s a lot of work, and our hands just aren’t that steady.
That’s where nail stickers come in. Once you’ve tried them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Whether you want an intricate design on your nails or you just want a long-lasting manicure that’s fast to apply and virtually chip-free, nail decals are the best way to live a busy life with awesome nails. Here are seven of the best options out there.
Essence French Glam Nail Stickers
Looking for a sweet touch to add to your normal pale pink manicure? These pretty little stickers, featuring hearts and flowers, will dress up any boring nail polish. Simply stick one on each nail (or just do an accent nail) and seal it with a clear top coat.
Formula X ASAP 5-Finger Real Nail Appliques
These white and turquoise nail decals are the perfect summer for color. Pick up a set before you go on a beach vacation and rest assured that your manicure will last perfectly for two weeks.
Tropical Paradise Nail Decals
Etsy is your place to go for pretty much any kind of nail decal theme you can think of, whether it’s cherry blossoms or Jamie Dornan’s face. Anyway, it was hard to choose just one favorite from the wide offering available but in the end we had to go with this perfectly summery, chic tropical print by Nailcat. (And bonus: her shop also offers custom designs!)
Cute & Sleazy Nail Decals
Sara M. Lyons offers a wide variety of nail sticker collections on her website, featuring adorable and whimsical depictions of everything from junk food to underwear. You’ll have way too much picking out one (or even two or three) sticker for each nail.
Jane’s Tiny Things Nail Decals
Not only are these nail decals easy and fast to apply, but they’re also available in a wide variety of awesome themes such as feathers (our summertime favorite), gems, food and pop culture. If you haven’t had David Bowie’s face on your nails, have you really lived?
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Reverse French Manicure Strips
If you’re into the recent trend of the reverse French mani but not so into the idea of trying to recreate it yourself with a tiny polish brush, you’ll love these nails decals. Chic minimalist nails that apply in minutes and last for ten days with zero chipping? Yes please.
Rad Nails Nail Wraps in Cut It Out
We love the colorful, geometric design on these nail wraps, as well as the many ways that you can wear them: chop and change your way to summer’s cutest negative space manicures! Your nails will look fun, chic and totally modern.