I finally tried some of these nail "strips" that many brands (even OPI) have been offering up lately. These are basically sheets of nail polish with designs that you stick on your nails. I decided to try these ones by Kiss called "Nail Dress" (This design is called "Baby Doll"). I had really no interest in these before because they are meant for people who do not want to change their nail polish often- and that's not me since I polish my nails about 5 times a week on average :D We were recently traveling, visiting my family in Massachusetts (and celebrating the arrival of my new niece!) and I decided it was the perfect time to try these since I wouldn't have much time for nails.
The pack comes with 28 strips in various sizes. You peel off the size that is closest to your nail, press on and then fold over the tops. Once folded over, you take a file (they include one in the package) and file off the excess strip. I usually have quite a difficult time fitting my nails into pre-set size situations, but these were easy for me to find matches with.Here's how they looked! My pointer had a little bubble at the top that I couldn't quite smooth out, but I chalk that up to the fact that that particular nail was peeling badly that day, and was uneven to begin with. Other than that, they applied very smoothly:
I loved the design on these....it reminds me of fizzy bubbles. There is definitely a texture to them- they almost feel like teeny tiny bubble wrap bubbles!
So these say that they are good to wear for up to 10 days. I made it through 2 entire days before I peeled them off. It's mainly because I am a "picker", and if I sense that there is anything thick on my nail bed, it drives me bananas and I start picking the edges (the same thing I used to do back in the day when I wore acrylics). I just HAVE to pick! They seemed very durable, for the 2 days that I did wear them though- I thought for sure they wouldn't last through hand washing and showering and everything else you do throughout the day with your hands, but-they did. I got many compliments on them as well!
Are these for you? Only if you like your polish to last (who doesn't? Well, besides me that is) and if you don't mind a slightly thicker polish feeling :D
What do think of these?