April 28, 2013

31 Day Nail Challenge | 17 A New Technique to you


Have you seen this plastic bag nail stickers technique before? I have only seen this done a few times and have been wanting to try it out. All you have to do is create a design, or in my case write out a word, with a skinny dotting tool and polish on plastic (I used a zip-lock sandwich bag) and wait for it to dry. Once it's dry, apply a clear top coat over the design and wait for it to dry again. After it's dry, you should be able to peel off the design and it will be like a nail sticker.


I used Essie's Play Date for the base color and Maybelline's Porcelain Party was used for the stickers. The stickers were applied to two of my nails as accents. I don't know if you can tell, but I didn't apply the "love" sticker while the purple polish was wet, so there was air left underneath. I found when I applied the heart stickers to my thumb, they applied better with a wet layer of polish to go over. To help seal the stickers and keep them in place, I topped them off with Seche Vite top coat. 

Have you tried this out before? I'd love to hear about your experience with this technique :)

Please be sure to check out what my lovely fellow challenge ladies created for day 17:

Masha @ Lost in Lacquer
Naomi @ Bellezza Bee

Have a great rest of the weekend!

60 comments :

  1. That's a pretty cool technique! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for visiting, Arielle :D

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  2. I have to try this! So cool!

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    1. I'd love to see what you do! :D It's such a nice technique to use!

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  3. Wow, that's so cool and super simple! Thanks for sharing this with us, Traci :) Your "love ♥" is so pretty!

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    1. I know, right? I don't know why I didn't try this sooner! hehe thanks, Victoria! :D

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  4. Very cool! I think I could do this, I'm nail art challenged! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is so simple but so clever! I have never thought of doing it before but what a great way to do some nail art if you are a little rubbish at doing it straight on to your nail (me!)

    Thanks for sharing Traci :)

    Elle xx

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    1. So true! Thanks, Elle! It's a lot easier than doing nail art straight on your nail! :D

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  6. Oh I have to try these! They came out lovely

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    1. You should! It's pretty fun :D Thanks, Naomi!

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  7. I'm not skilled enough for this! Yours turned out really good : ) xx

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    1. You could totally do this, Lau! :D hehe thanks!

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  8. Wow!! This is a really cool technique!! I'll have to give it a try. Really cute mani Traci!

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    1. It really is! I'd love to see what you do with it! Thanks, Marisa! :D

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  9. I've seen this a few times but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Your version looks really good!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! You should definitely try it out when you get the chance :D

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  10. This is lovely! Has anyone ever told you that you have really good dotting tool penmanship?

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    1. Thanks, Masha! Aww I don't know if anyone has hehe. I'm glad you think so!! <3

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  11. What a great way of using this technique! I love it on you!

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  12. How fun! Never thought of doing something like this! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. You should give it try! It's pretty fun! :D

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  13. I love using this technique for my non-dominant hand, but I never have the time to do it!

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    1. Ooh that's a good idea! I need to try this out more! :D

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  14. So cool, I should really give this a go!

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    1. Ah you should! I'd love to see the things you do with this! :D

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  15. Nice :) I still can't free hand anything onto my right hand because my left is so...shaky :\

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    1. Thanks! Aw same here...this would be great to use in those situations! :D

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  16. I really love this! I need to try out this technique.

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    1. Thanks, Heather! The possibilities are endless with this technique! :D

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  17. This is so cute! I saw this technique before and have been wanting to try it but I always forget to test it out.

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    1. Thanks, Christa! haha same here! I'm glad I finally had the chance to try this out! :D

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  18. OMG, why I didn't I try this?? This would have been so much easier than foiling!!

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    1. lol I really like your foil mani!

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  19. Thanks for teaching me a cool new technique!

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    1. Aw you're very welcome! :D Thanks for always visiting, aki!

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  20. ooh so cool, I've never heard of this trick before! Love the cute little heart!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad it's something new for you too :D Thanks, Ellie! :D

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  21. how cool! i need to try this! pretty awesome!

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    1. Thanks! It really is a great technique! :D

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  22. Very cool, need to try this soon!

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    1. Definitely! I can't wait to see! :D

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  23. this is awesome! I've never actually tried writing words....maybe i will after prom!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! Ooh can't wait to see!

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  24. It's a great idea - and OH I love that polish!!!

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    1. Yea, it was fun! The color is awesome! :)

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  25. i thought i commented on this already but i must have seen this post on my phone... really like this one too! ok i'll stop stalking you now. ;)

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    1. lol. Thanks for the love, Ellesy! I enjoyed reading all your comments :D

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  26. I've only done this once and I didn't cover the design with clear polish so I bet that would help it all stay together better. This looks cool! Also- even though I've been comment bombing you for a minute here, I JUST noticed your new font/logo up top! I'm sure it's not even new by now but I just noticed it- it looks great! :)

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    1. Yea, I think covering it helped. I want to try this again with a design or something. lol! Aw thanks! It actually is pretty new. I think I've only had it for about a week now :D Thanks for noticing!

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  27. now this is another technique that I want to try.

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