No problem. I love the decals and wish I could use them more. As for freehand nail art, keep practising and you will get quicker, as they say practice makes perfect. Don't worry about the time, just concentrate on creating good work. You will eventually find a way to create your art and make it work for you. Remember not all of us do things the same way, and just because one person does it one way doesn't mean it will work as well for you. You need time to experiment, not feel hassled and just have some play time - it's my favourite thing to do! x
I find them easy to apply. They came on a sheet with all sizes in rows. I cut out the ones I need in a square shape and then cut closer around. Place them in a tiny amount of water and pull the backing from them.
I pick them up with an orange wood stick and rest the decal on the back of my hand to remove water residue. Then I place on the nail, position where I want and press down. Do the other finger/s. Return to the first hand/nail and topcoat and repeat on the rest of the fingers.
No faffing, just nice and simple. I find resting it on your hand removes the excess water which can cause problems and lifting so I make sure to do that. x
I've heard quite a bit about the Mica powders but have to honest I'm a CND freak so tend to stick to their additives. I don't get to change my shellac as often as I'd like, my current one has been on 15 days, as I have 3 kids, and my youngest is 9 months and my 5 year old is disabled so time is a precious commodity, I can't believe where the days go as it is . Teaches me to appreciate when I do get my nails done though, hallelujah for Brisa Lite Smoothing! Xx
No don't reuse it, use little at a time and yes does smell but as you get more experienced you won't be wiping brush as much and that will help with the smell. Plus if you have some scrub fresh pop on a pad to wipe excess brush on gently that will help the smell too