Application: The directions are relatively easy to follow. I have short nails, so I cut each strip into two and rounded the edges. I found that the directions tell you to file the excess down, however, I would recommend sticking it to the free edge of your nail before you do so, and wait a while, otherwise it will tear.
Sorry for the weird picture, my camera wouldn't focus correctly.
It did take me a while to apply these, but after a day, they are still looking gorgeous, so I can't complain (and I was watching Doctor Who). Though I think they would look better on longer nails, they look professional either way. Tips:
Wear time: They are supposed to last ten days. I'll keep you posted!
- Wait a while after you apply these before you shower/wash your nails, or it might peel off. I put a coat of topcoat on, and it held on fine.
- Add a clear topcoat over the patterns for extra wear time.
- To prevent the unused strips from drying out, I just put them back in the original container and duct-taped it. Not the most efficient way, but hey. It (might) work.
Color: The patterns look professional and don't stretch out, which is a plus. The black areas of the hounds tooth have what look like air bubbles in them, but it could just be a manufacturing error.
Would I buy these again? Definitely. There are a lot of different patterns to choose from, like animal print, lace(which I'm leaning towards), and even solid neons. Even though the price ($9.99, find at your local Target/drugstore) is pretty expensive, if you cut each strip into two, it can give you 3 manicures. Pretty cool for something you can do at home!
Again: not sponsored to review this product!