Aug 28, 2013

OMG Nail Polish Strips Review

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Hey everyone! Today I'm going to show you some nail polish strips I was sent a few weeks ago from 
OMG Nail Strips for review.  I was really excited since I've never tried nail wraps before. There so many nail wraps out there, it's been very hard to choose. From brands, textures even the quality of the wraps..seriously who knew! So here's the set I choose: Purple Spots Polish Strips (the packaging is not shown because they are currently reprinting new packages. 
 So when you purchase these strips they have a new package and application instructions). I know, I know it's an easy leopard that I can do, but there comes a time when you just don't feel like picking up a brush to decorate your nails. This is just an easy way to style your nails without doing so much work.
Since I didn't have the new packaging they also have the instructions on their website here. But I'll just post the instructions here: 
  • Soak your hands in warm water for 5 minutes. Dry hands, then gently push back cuticles. Carefully remove any excess skin around the nail bed.
  • Moisturize your hands with lotion, and wait 1 minute.
  • Using a Q-tip, remove any leftover lotion from the nail bed, paying special attention to the sidewalls, cuticle area and tip of the fingernail.
  • Select the appropriate sized nail strip for each nail to ensure the nail will be covered from sidewall to sidewall. Using a nail strip that is too large for a particular nail is not recommended; rather, trim the strip the scissors to the appropriate width.
  • Peel off the clear coating, and then carefully remove the nail polish strip from the sticker backing,
  • Start by placing whichever end on the nail strip that works better for your nails at the cuticle and  apply it by smoother the strip towards the tip and your nail, smoothing out and bumps and ensuring the strip is tucked neatly into the sidewalls.
  • File away any excess nail strip by holding your nail file parallel to the surface you are working on, as filing the nail perpendicularly will cause tearing along the tip.
  • After you have applied all ten polish strips, take a cotton ball the has been dipped in polish removed with the excess remover wrung out, and swipe each nail 1-3 times, paying special attention to the sidewalls, tips and cuticle area. This step is especially important, as it melts the strip to your nails, allowing for longer lasting wear.
  • Apply a finishing topcoat, and wait 5 minutes for it to dry completely.
(copy & pasted from their site.)
How did I do, you asked? Well lets just say, that I'm really glad there were extras. I think I've tried at least three times to get the nail warps perfectly. The first time, I thought the nails were in order to your nail. Well... no that's not the case. I really didn't see the sizes on the nail strips. Second, while waiting for the top coat to dry, the nails strips were shrinking. (Do NOT use Seche Vite on these wraps) That was really irritating. 
I guess third times the charm in this scenario. Proof is in the pictures. I specifically, redid everything, used another top coat (Out the Door Top Coat). Turned out pretty nice. Just need a little patience while applying the strips, because you will have a nail or two who will not corporate with the stickers. 
Based on my experience I don't know I would try these wraps again, I really don't have the patience. However, since this is my first time trying wraps at all, I would say "never say never". Each person is different so it's up to you if you want to try, they really do have a lot of designs to choose from. Even the one I tried was very cute!
What do you guys think of these? Would you want to try them? I'd love to hear if you have! 
They are currently offering a 4 for $20 promotion with coupon code “4pack”. And they have monthly giveaways on their Facebook: 
Hope all of you enjoyed my post today!
 Leave comments below! :)
**Products were provided for honest review**
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