My almost 3 year old daughter has been asking for months for me to paint her nails. I always say "when you are older," because I know that she would never sit still long enough for the paint to dry, hence getting it all over the house!
The other day at the store I noticed a new product that would allow me to paint her nails (without polish in a bottle), and she would not have to wait for it to dry either.
The one I bought from a local chain store (starts with a W), was called Sally Hansen Salon Effects and it was $8.99.
This product below is very similar:
It comes in tons of colors, and many crazy prints like butterflies and animal prints. I bought the bright pink glitter one.
I thought the price was a little steep for 16 nail decals, but I was willing to give it a try. As it turns out, each decal is large enough for extremely long fingernails, so I was able to use 1 nail strip for about 3 of my daughter's nails.
The way you apply them is to pull off the plastic protective cover, and the paper backing. Lay it flat against your cuticle (on a clean, buffed nail), stretch it slightly so it grips better. Then you just press it down, file off the excess and that is it! I did my daughter's nails in about 10 minutes, with no drying time.
They actually look pretty good, and seem to adhere well (much better than any fake nails I could buy). I haven't seen how long they will last, but it was so much fun and she is extremely happy-so I would say it was worth the money!