I loved this, it's nail art for cheap. They do give some extra ones and I did have to replace one after a few days. They last for about a week then the tips chip. Maybe apply a clear coat right away.
A little pricey (they could easily fit more strips in there for the cost), but very convenient, and you the no-dry-time is very awesome. Especially for mothers.
Love the Girl Flower! Wendy, the reason you get 16 strips is a) different nail bed sizes -- the smallest strips are too small for my baby finger nails, and b) it's easy to mess up a few strips on the first try. They're pretty forgiving, though! For example, you can actually put them over your cuticle to make your nails look a little longer. I find the only challenge now is getting them on straight, but they tolerate being repositioned several times as long as they don't get skin oils on them and you don't press down on them. My Girl Flower manicure is on its 5th day now and not showing any signs of wear and tear. (I DID put a top coat over them, I admit). Wonderful!
They look good and last a long time on the fingers. I have relatively short nails and cut them in half to get more use. Wonder why you get 16? You'd think it would be multiples of 10, eh?
Love love love these!! They last for so long! I found they work best when the strips are warm_
too much trimming, they didn't fit my fingernails very well. They also peeled at the tips the first day.
Now that I've used the strips for the second time, I've discovered a few tips: First, once the sealed packet of strips is opened they will dry out, BUT if you rub a little nail polish remover over the underside of the strip, it will soften and become sticky enough to apply. Second, on the glittery strips, be careful not to stretch them too much as you put them on. My first application of Bling It On lost all the glitter at the tips by the second day. This time, that didn't happen. They've lasted 6 days so far without any glitter loss. I can't wait to try the patterns!
Make sure your nails are prepared and cleaned properly, and these will last well over one week. Wouldn't bother with the solid colours, because it's much less expensive to buy a bottle of polish, but the patterns are fun. Love the "Laced Up". Received compliments on them. I found them easy to apply and they stayed on great. The adhesive tends to take a little extra work to get off, but that's to be expected. Definitely will continue to buy more of them.
"Bling It On" was a great choice for a beginner like me. It is very forgiving! I made a lot of mistakes and still ended up with a great-looking manicure. For example, I poked a hole in one of the strips after I had put it on; I discovered you can apply one strip over another. I was able to use 1 strip to cover 2 nails several times, so it only took 8 strips (half the package) to do both hands. One suggestion: do your thumbnails last, as you'll be using them to get the others shaped and tacked down.
this stuff is great!
i use a thick goopy base coat to fill in my ridges, and while it is still sticky i put on the stickers, then seal with a quick dry top coat, those stickers were stuck on me like glue and did not chip or peel or anything!
very cute funky designs, i got lots of compliments :)
I used the "Wild Child" and was very impressed! Quick, easy and super fun prints....no need to wait for it to dry, no smudging, and it takes much longer for it to chip. I had a couple start to lift on the top edges, but I think it's because I didn't have my nails completely dry. Overall I really recommend these!
Love it. Also, I alternate between this and shellac nails. I put the Sally Hansen on when the shellac has grown out to far to be attractive. Then I use the strips. This means that I don't have to put my nails in nail polish remover for a minimum of 4 weeks and usually longer. That's important to me because I have excema. Now I can love nail polish and not create flares.
Fantastic find!! I tried this because I was curious, and I am so glad I did. The product is expensive, but when you take into account that they last 2+ weeks, and the cost of a manicure where the regular nailpolish chips a day later - totally worth it. Total strangers coming into the office complimented me on my nails!
This is a great product. The stickers are fairly easy to put on, and last a long time, especially the glitters. No drying time is good for a fast nail fix.
love this prouct! very easy to use, easy instructions, lasts long, durable and NO drying time! a definite favourite for me!
Although it took me a few nails to get it right, these do end up being easy to apply. I have psoriasis under my nails, so regular nail polish is tough to apply, and doesn't hide enough imperfections. These, on the other hand, are great! I also have a 5 year old, a 2 1/2 year old and an 8 month old (all boys). I have had these on for 6 days (multiple hand washing, finger painting, lego building, sandbox playing, and truck smash-ups!) and there is only a very small bit of wear on 2 nails at the tips. Definitely cheaper and easier than getting a manicure, and similar effects, especially if you go for one of the patterns.
These are great! They stay forever and are so easy to use! I will never stop using!
I've had the opportunity to use these twice now. The first time was a little trying as I'm somewhat a perfectionist and I think I was trying too hard. But, WOW!! They stayed on for two weeks and if my nails hadn't grown they would have stayed on longer. The reason I started with these is I am growing out my gel nails and these make them still look fabulous and you can't see the imperfections under them. Buy these......you won't be sorry!
I purchased the "Bling it on", "Blue ice" and "Raise a glass", and started with the Blue ice. It was awkward for the first couple of nails but, after that, it became an easy peasy job. I don't know if it will last 10 days without a chip but, this is day 4, and there is a really small "rub off" area on my left thumb, close to the bottom edge, that is all. The rest of them still look flawless. So far this set has survived a full house vacuum, yard mowing and trimming, daily dinner-from-scratch prep, hand laundering of delicate garments, washing dishes that don't fit in the dishwasher, countless washing of hands, and many more kinds of "abuse" the normal nail polish usually is no match for. So far, I am very impressed with the staying power of these strips. Yes, they are not cheap but they do last. And they don't stink up the house. And they are pretty. I just wish Well carried more colors/patterns. I will be buying these SH strips regularly.
They took a lot longer and were more complicated to put on than just nail polish and it was difficult to get them fitted well around the cuticle; only one came out as smoothly as painting would have, many of the others were jagged. Chipping on the tip began the day after application and of course there's no way to touch it up like there is with polish. I wouldn't bother with the solid colours again but might with the patterns.
Love this product. Adds strength to the nail. Does not damage nail bed at all. Easy to apply.
Strangers are complimenting me on my nail polish! I used the "girl flower" and it's been 4 days and counting- very good for someone who struggles with chipping nail polish! The application takes some patience but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy. It gets 4/5 stars because the design and colours have faded since day 1. Good product!
I absolutely LOVE this product! I wore the Glitz Blitz to a wedding and it made me feel super glamorous. Applying the nail strips is actually pretty straightforward and easy once you get the hang of it. The best part is the fact that you don't need to wait for them to dry!
Fantastic! A real time saver and so easy to apply. I love the designs; right now I have Kitty, Kitty on, and Laced Up and Frock Star lined up. AMAZING!
I loved this product I have a 6 month at home so I dont have time to let nail polish dry and these were easy to apply and no drying time needed. I will definity by this product again and it lasted better then actually nail polish.
These were not as great for me as I expected. They were difficult to get on, and I felt like I was wasting them because I ended up ruining a couple.
They didn't even last as long the package claims. I won't use them again.
I loved these! They were a little tough for me to get on as instructed but once on they stayed on for ages! Absolutely worth it. Even when I tried peeling them off and using varnish remover they proved their staying power.
I hope well.ca starts carrying the full range of styles.
Love, love,love these!! If applied right they don't come off. Mine stayed on for 3 weeks before I had to take them off, because of nail growth. If you cut each strip you can get enough out of one box to do your toes too. Once you open the sealed the pouch they come in, use them right away. If you leave them to long they will dry out and won't work.
Great product - and lasts much longer than any other nail colour/product I've used!
These are so fun! They last a lot longer than 10 days (13 and counting) and are really easy to apply. I would love to see Well.ca get 'Flower Power' and the leopard one (seen in picture)
I think it would be nice if you could make these strips to look like french manicures too!!!! :)....i think they would be very popular,just like the solids!!.....whether it be the full strip or even just the top section (for the french manicure!)...just a thought!!
I wish you guys had the leopard print available. I mean its right on the box.
I ordered Bling it on and Blue ice and they are soooo sparkly. I had a bit of a problem getting a good fit with the 1st hand but once I got the hang of it the 2nd hand worked out great! Also comes with an emery board and cuticle stick. It has lasted 8 days now and still looks like new.
My Salon Effects have been on my nails for 11 days now and have only started to chip! I Love this product!!
I ordered 3 different colours - Cut It Out, Bling It On & Teal With It. I just tried Cut It Out - so easy to use and looks great!!! Love it - wish there were a thousand more colours!! Took about 20 minutes to do. I also applied a clear top coat to extend the wear. A must try!!!