Hey There Polished People!
First off, before I show you the pictures of my nails today, I want to tell you about my renewed love of Pinterest. I used Pinterest before and enjoyed it, but then my account info got stolen and Pinterest shut down my account for my own security and I just never re-opened it. I finally re-opened my personal account (which you can find and follow here) and have been pinning household tips, recipes, home decor stuff, cute baby animals, a few nails, pretty hair, funny memes, etc like crazy!! I also JUST opened an account for my blog where I’ll be posting pictures of my nails as well as inspiration to turn into future manis and also nails from my friends. You can follow my blog Pinterest account here. I will be pinning and repinning nail-related stuff on my blog account, but on my personal account I have been finding the most delicious recipes and the handiest tips lately!! In fact last night I made ranch crock pot pork chops and served them with mashed potatoes and corn and let me tell you- THEY WERE DELICIOUS!! And they can’t really get any easier. Here is the crockpot ranch pork chops pin, but the recipe is as follows: brown 4-6 pork chops, in a medium bowl mix together one packet of ranch dressing mix, one can cream of chicken soup and one can of water, place pork chops in crock pot, dump ranch/soup/water mixture over the top, turn on low and cook for 6+ hours, or turn on high and cook for 3+ hours. They were sooo good!! Tonight I made bourbon chicken which I thought was really yummy and my husband thought was BLOW HIS MIND DELICIOUS!!! The recipe for that is a little more involved, so you can find the pin for the bourbon chicken recipe here. I am also currently, as I type this up, trying the ammonia in a plastic bag stove drip pans cleaning trick that you can find here. I am just
wasting too much time having too much fun on Pinterest lately!! Follow both of my accounts so I can follow you back and we can share nails/tips/memes/recipes, etc
Now for today’s nails. As promised, today I have my initial review of the Kiss Nail Dress strips I received in my Holiday 2012 Vox Box. For my first go at the strips, I only used one and did it as an accent nail. I will apply strips to all of my nails and do a wear test soon, but for now here is my…
Kiss Nail Dress Accent Nail Mani
Kiss Nail Dress Review
I liked this design just fine. It may not be my number one favorite design, but I like it. It’s a bit of a fadey/gradient tan/blush colored background with leopard spots and lots of tiny rhinestones.
The application was quite easy. You just start with clean nails, pick the Kiss Nail Dress that best fits each nail, peel the strip off the clear backing, press it down onto your nail, fold the excess over the end and then file the free edge with the included file to remove the excess. The strip pulled up easily off the clear backing, stuck down to my nail well and the excess filed off easily.
To be determined later after a legit wear test. I will say that for the two days that I wore this strip it didn’t peel up at all, but I did apply a thin later of topcoat over the free edge of my nail because I didn’t like the rough edge being exposed.
You literally just peel these strips up off your nails when you’re ready to remove them. Mine peeled up without damaging my nail, but it did leave some sticky residue that I removed with a cotton ball soaked in remover.
I mostly like these Kiss Nail Dress strips. I feel like they LOOK kinda sticker-ish (cuz they are!) and for that reason I can’t see myself using them much. Also, this design was really sheer and you can see some VNL if you look for it. The gradient design of the background kind of disguises it, but it’s obviously there. I also don’t like how your free edge is completely exposed and not wrapped at all, and that’s why I added some clear top coat to the tip.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
For me, these are a “they’re fun to try, but I wont be buying them.” So I guess in plain English that’s a No, Thank You. That being said, I think these would be an EXCELLENT option for people who aren’t skilled at nail art, don’t have time for nail art, or who want a particularly blingy nail design for a special occasion. If I was going to prom or out for a bachelorette party and didn’t want to shell out $40 to get my nails done at a salon, these for less than 10 bucks would be an AWESOME alternative. They have lots of fun designs, and you can find them at a drugstore near you.
Have you tried these nail dresses? Have you tried any other kind of nail polish strip or nail sticker? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments below. As always, thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!