I absolutely love the strips! I can never polish my nails right. These strips are just amazing! Love it!
Okay... I really like these. I am a total klutz and I can't paint my nails to save my life. I used to just go to the salon but i really dont have time like that anymore. I picked these strips from the clearance section at target cause the kitty kitty pattern was just too cute. The technique took a couple tries to get used to but after that it was kinda easy to do, just time consuming. I swiped each nail w/acetone remover to prep and after centering the sticker i used the buffer side of the file to push all the edges down and underneath each nail. After the strips set for a few min, I topped with sally Hansen mega shine topcoat. I used one pkg on my first try (cut the strips in half) so now i have enough for another leopard mani or maybe i'll do my toes to match. Day 2 no chips or wear, just compliments on my cute nails :) AND I did it myself, in my PJs, in peace and quiet after my kids went to bed. Will update if removal process is worth mentioning lol.
I have tried maybe 10-12 different brands and patterns/colors of nail strips. These Sally Hansen Kitty Kitty strips were probably the trickiest to apply. The texture of the Sally Hansen strips varies depending on pattern, and some seem to be less sticky (and more brittle/dry) than others. I had trouble getting the clear plastic layer off of these and it was pulling off pieces of nail polish on some nails, causing me to have to redo the entire nail. I am a perfectionist and will take my time to get things just right, so when all was said and done, it took me almost an hour and a half to get these strips on my nails!!
That being said, I think the end result was worth it. The colors on these are neutral enough and blend into my skin tone enough that from a distance, these almost just look like bronze polish. My nails are short and squoval, so they do not look as tacky as I was afraid they'd look. So far, they've been on for 4 days and there's been no lifting or peeling or wearing off. The way they're holding up reminds me of the Girl Flower strips (which lasted over 2 weeks), however Girl Flower was MUCH easier to apply. I deducted one lippie for issues I had with the strips tearing and not adhering easily, which made them so hard to apply. Maybe I just got a bad box, though?
I'm not sure if I'm reviewing the right product....my review is intended for the press on nail stickers...they are AWESOME! I got the leopard print pattern ( I think it was called Kitty) and my mom helped me put them on. They were not very time consuming or tricky, I could have even done them by myself! I hope I never have to though...Anyway, easier than polish.
This product is very fun. It's pretty easy to apply, you get a generous amount of 'tape' to work with and the applicaton lasted a long time. I got a lot of compliments and interest when I wore this. I also have the one called "Cutout" (I believe). I tried to load my photo of my nails but I got an error - you can see them in my profile.
These things are indeed awesome, they wear really well but unfortunately they are so expensive! Only down side is price, so will try find them cheaper online. Farmers sell them for $19.95nzd... argh! I put a top coat on to make them last longer too. Lots of comments on my nails with these on!
I love these things! They wear really well. I make sure to seal the edge of these after I apply them, with a acetone. I just dip a small brush in acetone and then run it around all the edges of the sticker. Don't over do it, because it can melt them, since they are made of polish. Also I apply a slow drying top coat on top of these to make them extra shinny and extend the wear. I prefer Nail Tek Intensive Therapy.