Well, anyway, onto the nail strips. OMG Nail Strips is a new (at least on my radar) nail company that offers a large variety of nail strips and nail foil strips. Currently they are only available on their website (that has free shipping….to everywhere!). As I was browsing the site I was impressed not only by the large variety of different designs but the prices. The nail strips only cost $4.29 a piece.
Due to the large variety of designs I had a hard time settling on one to try. I finally picked Pink Kisses. The design has a black background with pink kisses in varying sizes. Definitely not something I could recreate myself.
For my experience with these nail strips as well as info on the packing, application and removal check below the jump.
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The packaging is a basic envelope style in a plastic sleeve with 14 nail strips. No bells and whistles here. I did find it confusing that the packaging said “French Manicure” and the name of this design was nowhere to be found. The claims on the packaging are worth noting.
- Lasts 7 days
- 100% brilliant shine
- Zero drying time
- No smudging
- Environmentally friendly
- Quick and easy to apply
- No tools necessary
The first thing I noticed when I pulled the strips out of the packaging was they were all connected. I used scissors to cut them apart following the dotted line between the strips.
The directions for application can be found on the back of the package. It became obvious quite quickly that the directions were not originally written in English. But, minus a few grammar mistakes, they were still easy to understand (and consistent with other nail strips).
Basically, starting with clean nails, choose the appropriate sized nail strip, peel off the plastic then the nail strip. Adhere to the nail starting at the cuticle and press until the nail strip adheres to the nail. Remove the excess (I found the easiest way to do this was to use a nail file.).
Step 7 on the packaging seemed to indicate that a top coat could be used. I applied my favorite top coat making sure to seal the tips.
In general, application was easy and I have no complaints. My only complaint has to do with the design of the strip. I have shorter nails so I cut nail strips in half. These are not rounded off on both ends so I could save the other half causing there to be quite a bit of waste.
I was really happy with the results. Before using these I had nothing but bad luck with nail strips. I basically decided real nail polish strips were the only way to go and that nail stickers weren’t worth my time. These strips were thinner than other I’ve used and didn’t pose any of the application problems I had previously run into.
These stickers were on my nails for almost a full 5 days. I had no chips just minor tip wear. If I wasn’t itching to change my polish they definitely could have gone longer!
Removal was as easy as application. The directions say to soak your nails in warm water for 8 minutes. Well, after about 3 minutes I got bored and found I could peel the stickers off easily while my nails were emerged in the water. Most of the nail strips came off in one piece leaving very little residue. The residue that was left behind came off easily with a bit of nail polish remover.
Overall, I was very happy with these nail strips. And for the most part the claims OMG Nail Strips made were true. If you use a top coat, obviously there will be SOME drying time and while maybe these can be applied with no tools, having a nail file certainly makes things alot easier. As far as these strips being environmentally friendly….I have no way to verify those claims.
That being said, OMG Nail Strips is a great resource for additional nail strip designs at lower prices then you’ll find in stores. They do holiday themed strips, as well.
I’m looking forward to trying their nail foil strips next!