Self-purchased, *Sent for review
I used Formula X Dynamite as my base color. After it was completely dried, I cut out enough of the Born Pretty Store gridded flower pattern water decals in Y001* to cover half of my middle and ring fingers. I soaked the water decals for 10-20 seconds in room-temperature water and dabbed the excess water onto a paper towel. Then, I used my fingers to gently remove the water decal from the paper backing and place it onto my accent nails. I used a silver glitter stripper from Kiss to line the edge of the water decals and make dots near the cuticles on my thumb, index, and pinky fingers.
These decals were very easy to use and weren't transparent. I believe it's possible to use these over dark base colors. I found it easiest to remove the excess after applying top coat because it sort of "melts" the water decal so that I was able to pull the excess away with my fingers. There was no need for acetone or nail polish remover! :D
You can purchase these gridded flower pattern water decals in Y001* here. Born Pretty Store stocks a large variety of nail art decorations and tools. (They also stock stationary and fashion accessories, among many other items!) You can check out their new nail art-related arrivals here. Don't forget you can also use my code NFX31 for 10% off your order! :)
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*Products were sent for review. I am neither compensated nor influenced in any way. As always, my reviews are 100% honest. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.