The first step in wearing nail art decals is to apply nail polish on your nails, since the decals do not stick well on unpolished nails. Do not apply a top coat and allow the nails to dry completely.
Choose your favourite nail decal design or pattern and cut around it as close as possible; however, leave a little border of the decal paper.
Now place the cut pattern in a bowl containing water and let it soak for half a minute.
Take the decal out of water and hold it on your finger tip in such a way that the image is facing down. Smoothly slide the backing paper off with the help of tweezers. You can also use your fingers to slide off the backing paper.
Now your decal is ready to be applied to the nail. The best way to apply the decal is to gently roll your finger, holding the decal, against the nail you want to decorate.
While the decal is still wet, you can manoeuvre and arrange it as per your requirements. Once you are satisfied with the positioning of the pattern, press it down firmly to fix it in place.
After applying the decal to the nail, blot out any excess water with some tissue.
Apply decals to other nails in a similar manner.
Once you are done with applying decals on the nails, seal them in place by applying a layer of top coat. Usually nail decal kits come with a top coat, otherwise you can use a clear nail polish as well.
Let your nails dry completely and you are done.