I did receive 3 packs of these nail polish strips for review and of course will always give you my honest opinion. I received Blue Ice, Raise A Glass, and Cut It Out. I let the kiddo pick which one I tried first and he chose Blue Ice.
There is a slight learning curve with these and I googled some tips and tricks before I applied them. I still jacked it up. If there's a possibility to mess something up, I'll figure out how to do just that. LoL.
Anyway, here's what all was in the small box...
|2 sealed packs of strips with 8 in each, step-by-step instructions, a small cuticle stick, and a mini file/buffer.|
The first problem I ran into was getting the tab to break and I think that was mainly because once I removed both sides of the protective plastic off they were very pliable.
I started off with my pinky and chose the smallest one, but should've gone one size up.
|Missed the side|
|Look, missed the other side too. LoL|
|Cleaning the cuticle isn't an issue, but part of the strip stuck together in the middle of the tip.|
I proceeded to go from finger to finger & somewhat got the hang of it, and then messed up again.
|See, totally missed that side.|
|attatched to itself in the middle tip|
|missed a side on my ring finger|
Overall, these didn't take long at all to apply. AND in looking at the pictures you'd think it'd be uber bumpy, but it wasn't at all. I think the hardest part was getting it lined up correctly and getting it filed off the edge correctly. Once I was trying to file it off, it would sometimes gather up and be a pain to remove.
My 2 major downfalls to this one itself is.....
1. The packaging itself makes you think this would be holographic, though the strips are not(and you can see that they're not through the packaging).
2. That these are very sheer. So much that there's VNL, and if I had paid for these I'd have been upset having VNL with a product I can only use once and can't use anything under it.
|You can also see the VNL in some of the pics above.|
Have you tried them yet? What do you think?
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review but this has no influence over my opinion.