Hey There Polished People!!
Today I have some nail polish strips to show you from OMG NailStrips. They come in many different designs, and are much cheaper than other well-known strips such as Sally Hansen nail polish strips. You can get 4 sets for 20 bucks, and there are LOTS of awesome designs. One of the designs I chose to try out was the peacock design. I’ll show you how it turned out, then let you know how the application was. 🙂
OMG NailStrips in Peacock
(First picture is without topcoat, second is with topcoat)
How To Apply:
Yes, Please! Or No, Thank You
Nail stickers, nail strips, nail polish strips, nail dresses… All these “quick and easy” nail art things usually plague me. The designs are so cute, they promise to be so easy, and I really want to love them. However in reality, for me at least, they’re usually more trouble than they’re worth. That being said, I feel like these are a good quality/low price nail strip! I really like the designs they offer, application was easy, and wear seemed on par with not being able to properly wrap your nail tips in polish. The thing that bothers me about all strips is that they LOOK like STRIPS. This is a silly critique because they ARE strips, but it’s one of the reasons I choose not to use them very often. If you don’t have the time/patience/ability to do elaborate nail art then I would definitely say these are a “Yes, Please!” for you. 🙂 It’s worth noting that these are not exactly 100% nail polish, in that they do have an adhesive backing, but they do remove like nail polish with remover and a cotton ball without much fuss, and they’re nice and pliable and easy to get stuck onto the nail. They are not nail “stickers” like the Kiss Nail Dresses which I pretty much loathe.
What are your feelings on nail strips? If you could choose one design from OMG NailStrips which design would you choose? Let me know in the comments below. As always, thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!
Ha! I’ve always had that little issue as well, the nail strips look like nail strips bit. It also bothers me with the more elaborate water decals. I think it’s when I can see the printed dots of pigment that it burns my biscuits, though I couldn’t really say specifically why. I suppose it’s the large price tag usually associated. I think “If I’m paying a dollar a nail this had gorsh derned well look bloody perfect.”
All that being said these ARE still cute. Now watch as I desperately try to go recreate the design in pigment-dot-free nail polish.
Yeah believe me that’s what I’m thinking too!! I’d like to recreate it but I’m just not sure that’s within my skill set so…. If you master it… Let a girl know! 😉
My feelings on nail strips are pretty much identical to yours, which boils down to “more trouble than they’re worth”…especially for the cost. I guess I like the idea of them, though, haha.
Pick just one set? I can’t do that! LOL! I like the crows (oddly enough…sorry, Cynthia), the Love newspaper-y looking ones, the pink and black stars, the sugar skulls, and the black with white hearts. I feel like these are rather Avril Lavigne-type aesthetic choices, hahaha.
That is an excellent observation… Very pseudo punk, aren’t they? Speaking of the sugar skull strips- I want to do some sugar skull nails so bad… I wonder if I could do that. Hmmm I’ll have to think about that.
There are a couple of reasons I don’t like nailstrips, some as you mentioned are hard to put on (expecially if you have to cut them to make them fit), take off or too expensive, for that price I can get a couple bottles of nail polish. The other thing at least for me is that if you have natural nails it offers your nails no protection, on average when I do my nails I have on 3-5 coats of polish and most time I double up on basecoat and topcoat, my nails feel like its armored. But I think what set me against it in the first place is before nailstrips were all that popular, people would pass them off as their own designs that just turned me off.
The funny thing about people acting like they did the nails themselves is that you can ALWAYS tell. And especially as nail enthusiasts/bloggers/etc which are a huge portion of people looking at nail pics… We have probably seen those strips before so like they really think we don’t know?? C’mon. And I TOTALLY get what you’re saying about strips being thin and liking armored nails. I like several layers, too. People who are like all about a one coater I’m just like whaaaat??? Even when a polish is a one coater, I always do at least 2 plus base, top etc. I like my nails protected! 😉
Strips are good if you’re into nail art but have no time or talent for it and for me, I love them but I also struggle my butt off with them and they never look smooth or good on me.
I looooove the peacock design of yours though
Thanks! I liked that design too. I hate birds, love feathers. Go figure. 😉