Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Kit Cosmetics Nail Strips in Lace It Up




Hey beauties! Today I'm sharing with you my most recent manicure, using Kit Cosmetic's Nail Strips in "Lace It Up!" I picked this beauties up in a recent haul, here.
Nail strips are becoming increasingly popular, and when I first realised, I was against them for no particular reason! I figured they would probably destroy your nails and it would take a long time to get them healthy again. But I read more than a few reviews on the nail strips, particularly the Kit Cosmetics strips from a few Aussie bloggers, and they sounded great. 



Ever since I saw the lace style nails, I lusted after them! So when I saw these in Mecca Cosmetica, I knew they had to be mine! The set gives you 20 precut sets of nails at a small price of only $9.95; which means you get two wears out of this one set! It's a great deal.



This was how it looked after I applied it. Application was a little tricky at first,  but then I realised I had the shapes upside down (which is why they weren't fitting into my natural nail shape!) and when I fixed it, application was a lot easier! The strips are ridiculously long though so I ended up being a cheapskate and reusing some of the ends of the strips for my smaller nails so as not to waste!

Frankly I was a little underwhelmed by how it ended up looking. Don't get me wrong, I love the lace! Love the effect, and it turned out with no bubbles or anything yucky like that. But I only wish that the white part could have been transparent, so you could apply lace over the top of any colour! Otherwise, I was pleased with it, and I got a lot of compliments whilst wearing them! They were comfortable and didn't peel easily, which was a plus.




This is how my nails looked after a week. As you can see there is a bit of wearing happening at the end, and a little bit has chipped off one of my nails. I knew it was time to remove them then.
Before I removed them however, I did try a sheer colour over the top to see how it looked, but it didn't look too good over the black. I stand by my idea that the white part should be transparent!

Removing them was very simple, they peeled off very easily. They do leave a strange sticky residue from the sticker so make sure you use nail polish remover afterwards to get rid of the residue.

All in all I'm impressed. They did last a long time without chipping and it was really fun to have such a unique look happening on my nails! I love these for special events or times when you really want to get noticed, so I'll definitely be buying more in different colours and patterns! I can't wait to try out my silver ones next!

Have you tried Nail Strips before, and if so, what did you think?




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8 comments

  1. Wow they looked fantastic after a week!!! I'm impressed too, never tried nail strips before just cos I feel like buying a bottle of nail polish is so much more value for money. But of course I can't do all those intricate and pretty nail art designs so these would be great for special occasions!

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    1. Yeah, I feel the price does turn me off a little, since I compare it to a bottle which is cheaper and lasts so much longer! But it is a good idea for special occasions because I can't do the designs either hehe :)
      They did last long which was great though!
      xx

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  2. Oh wow, I love the design of this one!

    Sharleena xx

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  3. I really like the lace pattern of these! I've got some nail polish stickers still sitting untried...

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    1. Oh you should definitely give them a go! They are so easy to use!
      :)

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Kit Cosmetics Nail Strips in Lace It Up




Hey beauties! Today I'm sharing with you my most recent manicure, using Kit Cosmetic's Nail Strips in "Lace It Up!" I picked this beauties up in a recent haul, here.
Nail strips are becoming increasingly popular, and when I first realised, I was against them for no particular reason! I figured they would probably destroy your nails and it would take a long time to get them healthy again. But I read more than a few reviews on the nail strips, particularly the Kit Cosmetics strips from a few Aussie bloggers, and they sounded great. 



Ever since I saw the lace style nails, I lusted after them! So when I saw these in Mecca Cosmetica, I knew they had to be mine! The set gives you 20 precut sets of nails at a small price of only $9.95; which means you get two wears out of this one set! It's a great deal.



This was how it looked after I applied it. Application was a little tricky at first,  but then I realised I had the shapes upside down (which is why they weren't fitting into my natural nail shape!) and when I fixed it, application was a lot easier! The strips are ridiculously long though so I ended up being a cheapskate and reusing some of the ends of the strips for my smaller nails so as not to waste!

Frankly I was a little underwhelmed by how it ended up looking. Don't get me wrong, I love the lace! Love the effect, and it turned out with no bubbles or anything yucky like that. But I only wish that the white part could have been transparent, so you could apply lace over the top of any colour! Otherwise, I was pleased with it, and I got a lot of compliments whilst wearing them! They were comfortable and didn't peel easily, which was a plus.




This is how my nails looked after a week. As you can see there is a bit of wearing happening at the end, and a little bit has chipped off one of my nails. I knew it was time to remove them then.
Before I removed them however, I did try a sheer colour over the top to see how it looked, but it didn't look too good over the black. I stand by my idea that the white part should be transparent!

Removing them was very simple, they peeled off very easily. They do leave a strange sticky residue from the sticker so make sure you use nail polish remover afterwards to get rid of the residue.

All in all I'm impressed. They did last a long time without chipping and it was really fun to have such a unique look happening on my nails! I love these for special events or times when you really want to get noticed, so I'll definitely be buying more in different colours and patterns! I can't wait to try out my silver ones next!

Have you tried Nail Strips before, and if so, what did you think?




8 comments:

  1. Wow they looked fantastic after a week!!! I'm impressed too, never tried nail strips before just cos I feel like buying a bottle of nail polish is so much more value for money. But of course I can't do all those intricate and pretty nail art designs so these would be great for special occasions!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I feel the price does turn me off a little, since I compare it to a bottle which is cheaper and lasts so much longer! But it is a good idea for special occasions because I can't do the designs either hehe :)
      They did last long which was great though!
      xx

      Delete
  2. Oh wow, I love the design of this one!

    Sharleena xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really like the lace pattern of these! I've got some nail polish stickers still sitting untried...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh you should definitely give them a go! They are so easy to use!
      :)

      Delete

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