I am almost completely inept when it comes to nail products. I’ve recently become better at doing a passable job with painting on solid colors but forget about patterns or different color tips. Given that and that I really dig the look of these Wonder Woman and Batgirl nail stickers, I figured I would be a perfect guinea pig for a review copy.
I should preface this review with the fact that I don’t have a lot of patience. I opened the kit and reviewed the tiny instructions. The photos illustrating each step were smaller than my pinky nail. That’s probably okay for people who know what they’re doing, but I didn’t. The kit comes with 12 stickers, an orange stick, an emery board, and silver strip. I cleaned and filed my nails per the instructions, and it said that I should buff them. I assumed that’s what the silver strip was for, but I wasn’t sure. It didn’t seem to do the trick.
I cut the clear film the stickers were on and lifted up a corner with the orange stick. That part was cake. I was a little concerned because most of the stickers looked too big for my nails, but I applied the smallest one to my pinky, folded the excess over the top of my nail, and filed the top excess off as instructed. That was relatively easy. I didn’t know how to fix the excess sticker on both sides of my cuticle though. I tried tucking (so to speak) them into my cuticle, and I tried cutting them with the sharp end of the orange stick but that just ended up making it tear.
I decided to try a bigger target, like my thumb. Everything went better this time around except that I had a wrinkle I couldn’t get out. I tried another finger but had the same problem of the stickers being too wide, and I’m too lazy to try to cut them to fit. I stopped after three nails (we’re not going to discuss how long it took to do those nails). On the plus side, I left the stickers on for an hour, and they were easy to peel off and left no residue. If you’re wearing them long term though, you should cover them with a clear top coat.
In the end, nail stickers aren’t for me. Yes, I’m giving the, “it’s not you, it’s me” line. As far as the product, I’d suggest bigger picture instructions for the nail-impaired and smaller stickers. Overall, I really like the concept and that you can get these cool designs without going to a salon, but it’s just not my cup of tea. If you like nail products, I think you’ll dig these. If you are impatient like me, just stick to the basics.
Oh, and if someone wants to tell me what that silver strip is for, I’m all ears.
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