Disclaimer: I received this item complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. I am NOT being paid for this review or any of my opinions.
Alright, how to apply; "Clean nails with alcohol or polish remover. File and smooth nails. Keep strips in plastic sleeve until used." For those who might be curious, you need to use alcohol or polish remover to clean the nails as it removes oil from the nail which aids in the adhesive of the product as well as the longevity. Do not skip that step!!!
Before I go any further, I would just like to say that this is an awesome nail file. The pink side is fine grit and the blue side is very coarse. And both sides work fabulously. I used the pink side to file my nails before applying the Nail Dress, and it was amazing as to how well it worked. I know it's silly to get so excited about a nail file, but I am and it is awesome.
Moving on with the application directions; "1. Select size that fits your nail 2. Apply near, not on cuticle & smooth away from center 3. Fold down over edge & file excess." It says to use the black side of the file for the jeweled strips and the pink for the fashion strips. Idk where they got black from as my file is definitely blue, but whatever.
But I'm sure that you're sick of me blathering about the little details and just want to see some results. I'm including a few different pictures because the design was so flippin shiny that I had a terrible time getting a decent glare-free picture.
I was a little hazy about just filing the excess off, but it ended up working pretty well for me. I think it would have been easier with some of my shorter nails to cut some of the excess with nail scissors and then file, but it still worked just fine.
I think that this is a GREAT product. It would be awesome for saving money on prom or for a wedding. A manicure with nail art at a salon is generally at least $30, so if you have 4 bridesmaids that's $120 on nails just for them. Or you could get these for the bridesmaids at $6.99 a piece for a total of $27.96. That's a huge savings for a beautiful result.
This product totally gets my seal of approval, I love it. It's even easy to do both hands. If you haven't tried these, I would definitely recommend you do. They aren't expensive and they're so pretty!!! But I'm gushing now... So if you've tried these, let me know what you think! Make sure to let me know which is your favorite design, I totally plan on trying more of these in the future. Hope you enjoyed this review, let me know if you want an invite to Influenster as this is my last test item through them so I probably won't be talking much about them in the near future. Til next time!