I must confess…I’m a bit addicted to nail strips, appliques, whatever a given company wants to call them! It’s just so nice to do your nails and know your manicure is going to stay in tact for more than a few days. So when I saw OPI started making them I had to give them a go. I spotted the display at Ulta. There were actually 2 displays…one labeled “cream” and one labeled “shimmer.” I pretty quickly settled on the Fishnet design. It’s actually the design featured on the cream display which I find interesting since there is obviously shimmer in this design….
Anyway…Fishnet is a shimmery aqua with a fishnet overlay. I love this design for Spring and Summer. It’s just so fun and different for a fishnet design.
For all the details on application, removal, etc, etc check below the jump!
Packaging: There is nothing special about this packaging. It came with 16 nail strips in a shrink wrapped package. There was nothing aside from the nail strips in the package. No nail file or wooden stick or acetone wipe which I was fine with. I don’t generally use those extra things anyway.
The only instructions for this product were on the back of the packaging; they were simple and straightforward. But if you are a first time user of nail strips that may make you a bit nervous.
I did like that OPI warns you that these nail strips will dry out. The Sally Hansen Salon Effects will also dry out but I never saw any type of warning on their packaging. Lets just say….I learned the hard way that you have to reseal the strips if there are any leftover!
Application, Wear & Removal: Application, wear and removal of these nail strips was identical to the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail strips. I did a very detailed post on that so if you missed it you can check it out here. I see no need to rehash that here. I do want to add that despite the fact OPI claims that a base and top coat are not necessary with these strips I used both anyway.
I really did enjoy wearing this nail apps as OPI is calling them. I wouldn’t shut up about it on Twitter!
For the most part these are identical to the Sally Hansen Salon Effects which are slightly cheaper. The OPI strips were $11.95 at Ulta. So unless there is an OPI design you’re just dying to get your hands on I’d opt for the more affordable Sally Hansen version.