There are so many great reasons to get into nail decals and nail art stickers. Maybe you want to upgrade your basic manicure, but don’t have time to see your nail artist, or maybe you just want to improve your nail art skills by using your nails as a creative outlet. Whatever your reason, nail stickers are your go-to for a fuss-free and beautiful at-home manicure that no one will guess you did yourself.
The best nail stickers are ones that you apply without a base coat, just to a clean manicure or on top of nail polish. There’s something for every day and vibe, whether you’re looking for minimalist nail art or maximalist, colorful tattoo-looking designs. Apply a few decals to each nail or stick to an accent nail, and even add a few to a pedicure. The choice is yours. Not only are nail decals a great way to get affordable nail designs at home, but nail wraps also help fake a gel manicure. If cute little stickers aren’t enough, try full gel nail strips for a DIY luxe manicure. The options are endless. Check out some of the best selling nail stickers on the market and our favorites, below.
These black and gold stickers look amazing on literally any nail polish shade, and the adorable astrological and galaxy decals are perfect for those who know they are such a fire sign. Plus, they seriously last. “These are so much fun and last between pedicures for me, as long as I use a good top coat!” says Ipster Bestdaughter82. We find the best way to remove these from their plastic sheet is with tweezers. You’ll get precise placement when you apply to your nail beds too!
Early 2000s beauty and fashion trends are blowing up on TikTok, so it only makes sense Y2K trends would trickle down to nail art design, too. These bold and bright nail decals feature shapes of orcas, penguins, seahorses, ying-yangs, and smiley faces that are guaranteed to boost your mood while designing your DIY manicure. “These are great,” says Ipster Ren_mahaney. “I put them in my nails without a top coat just to try them out and they lasted a week!”
Friends will think you’re a legit nail artist after you stick on these MANIME nail polish stickers. And there’s a good reason. They were designed by professional nail artist Hang Hguyen. Each nail wrap looks like a luxe gel manicure when applied, especially with the addition of the floral nail art designs. “So cute, so easy to use and lasted me almost two weeks!” says Ipster Kaitlyn_hernandez35. “Longer than going to a salon for a regular manicure and didn’t damage my nails like gel.” These gel nail stickers preserve nail health and there is no UV lamp required. The removal process is simple, as you just need nail polish remover or you can file them off too.
This DIY nail wrap kit includes everything you need for a luxe mani, including nail art brushes, a dotting tool, foil tape, faux rhinestones and charms, glitter, top coat, and nail decals. Apply a French mani or even a pretty pedicure with nail polish you have at home. Then, apply these add-ons for a just-left-the-salon look. You can use real nail polish or even press-on nails that look acrylic.
We like these nail wraps for their adorable print and because they are easy to apply. Simply push back your cuticles and give yourself a DIY mani. Then, apply the design directly to the nail bed. It’s sort of like nail polish strips that already have artful designs on them. You can’t go wrong with that.
If you can’t get to Beverly Hills, CA to visit the OLIVE & JUNE nail salon, these Los Angeles-themed nail decals are the next best thing. Pop on a cute cockatoo, tropical fish, or dreamy floral sticker and upgrade any basic mani. Apply one to each cuticle or go big on just one accent nail. The results are endless.
When you really want to get that gel nail polish look, DASHING DIVA’s semi-cured gel nail strips are the next best thing. Be sure to give yourself a clean manicure first using a nail file, but skip the base coat. You don’t need it for these self-adhesive nail stickers. Then, choose which design you want on each finger, pop on, and voila!
Looking to go a little more edgy and cool with your nail art? CIATÉ LONDON has got you covered. The brand’s newest nail art stickers feature neon geometric lines, pastel leopard spots, evil eyes, and abstract illustration in black and white. Each looks chic on either bare or painted nails.
When it comes to holidays, DASHING DIVA has some of the best nail stickers around. Getting a new gel manicure at the nail salon every time a new holiday or season rolls around can get really pricey. These fun nail art stickers are easy to apply and remove when the holiday is over. To wit, these Halloween-ready decals literally glow in the dark.
It makes sense a nail artist like Nina Park is at the helm of Scratch Nail Wraps. The designs on these easy-to-apply nail polish stickers are pretty much all trending right now in the nail world. Choose from whimsical designs including butterfly nail art, bees, and skulls. Each set comes with a nail file and orange stick (to push back your cuticles) making these so easy to DIY.
INKED BY DANI is known for its ultra-cool, colorful, and funky temporary tattoos. It makes total sense nail art stickers would be next. Upgrade any basic manicure with kitchy alien faces, hearts, flowers, strawberries, unicorns, and so many more. They’re like mini tattoos for your fingers.
Los Angeles-based manicurist Brittney Boyce created this chic line of long-lasting nail wraps and press-on nails that have become a favorite for all nail art enthusiasts. Each kit comes with everything you need for an easy application, allowing you to become a nail artist like Boyce right at home.
There’s something so eye-catching about Artips’ gel nail strips. The designs are unique and sophisticated, while still staying on trend. Plus, each gel nail strip is made with real gel coating for that high-gloss finish you get from a salon gel manicure.
Let us put you on to one of the best kept secrets in the world of gel nail stickers. Once you try ordering nail wraps from OHORA, you’ll be hooked and friends will want to know exactly how you got such a cute and salon-quality looking manicure. You’ll find any type of gel nail wraps, from solid colors to different designs and even french tips. Plus, you’ll love the super cute UV light. Many of our editors stock up on OHORA nails as they often have great sales!
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