Mani decals that'll help you cheat your way to DIY nail artist status
No artistic ability? No worries
By Delaney Loane
BEAUTYcrew Digital Beauty Editor / August 30 2021
The best kind of beauty trick (in our books) is one that leaves onlookers thinking you shelled out some serious cash and effort for the result when you actually did absolutely nothing of the sort.
And so, if you (like us) weren’t particularly blessed by the artistic ability stick, want a salon-quality nail art look and yet still can’t be bothered trekking to the salon, allow us to introduce nail art stickers – the adhesive decals that will take your manicure game from bleak to chic in no time (literally – all you have to do is stick them on and you’re good to go; zero skill or drying time involved).
Here are our absolute favourites for every finish, from feminine to futuristic.
Mannequin Hands Made in Heaven Nail Decals
If you’ve been frothing over Aussie nail artist Stephanie Tsimbourlas’ Instagram and subsequently crying that you can’t get an appointment with the talent behind Mannequin Hands, then dry your eyes friend, because the manicurist has just dropped a fresh set of nail decals that you can easily apply at home for that in-salon look you’re after. With quirky illustrations of saturn, daisies, and hearts galore, your next attempt at DIY nail art just got a li’l bit spesh.
$18 at Mannequin Hands
Flowerbed Nails Launch Party Collection - Drop 001
Brand spanking new Aussie brand Flowerbed Nails may have only just launched, but if their first drop of iconographic ‘90s nostalgia nail stickers are anything to go by, they’re one to watch in the world of fun nail decals.
NPW Mermazing Nail Stickers
Opt for an ‘Aquamarine’-esque vibe with this mermaid-inspired sticker set. With 118 options inside, whether you opt for shimmering scales or a few strategically placed cute clams is completely your call.
Lurrose Fruit Pattern Nail Art Décor Sticker Slices
Turn your nails into a wildly convincing-looking fruit salad with these 3D sticker slices – this pack features 12 fun fruity options with everything from watermelons and grapefruits to limes and pineapples.
PIXNOR Nail Sticker Decals
Prefer to stick to a monochrome palette? This set of 5 proves black and white is anything but boring with crowns, butterflies, music notes, florals and even seaside-inspired shells and starfish.
Sally Hansen K-Design Wire Stickers
Go geometric with wire decals in a chic gold shade. The colour works over any base shade, but we’re obsessed with a ‘metallic neutral’ mani – aka gold stickers over a nude polish. Understated yet unforgettable.
Suatelier Deco Blossom Stickers
Want to keep the aesthetic soft? You can’t go wrong with feminine florals. This blush pink pack will prove the perfect addition to any white, cream or pink mani, but hey, feel free to clash colours if you’re feeling edgy.