Sunday, September 18, 2011

Essence Nail Stickers

I wanted to try a quick mani last night but I was too lazy to pull out my polishes so I went for the stickers. I've had these for a few months now but wasn't quick to try them with all of the bad reviews. So going in I knew these would be problematic but I didn't really care because I only planned on wearing them for a day.

Last night I played around with the only the pinkie to get an idea of the application, how well they would stick and to determine the need for a topcoat. I read on Parokeets that heat would help with application so I applied a little fire to them for a second. The heat melted the sticker and gave it a good grip when applied.


I just finished the rest of my nails today. They turned out much better than expected and I might even wear these tomorrow if they're still on. My daughter helped apply them by holding down the edge near the cuticle while I stretched out the sticker and then rubbed it with a cuticle pusher. I applied a thick coat of Poshe to seal the edges and ends. The down side is that they are a little too small for my nails but I made due with the stickers I had. For my thumb I used two stickers, lol. It looks kinda of weird but I don't think it'll be noticed much. I didn't get a lot of gathering (I think the heat helped with that) except on the thumb where I think the polish got underneath the sticker. Overall these took a lot of effort to apply and may last a day or two. I'm not sure if they're still available. I purchased them from Ulta for about $2.50 a few months ago but haven't seen them since.


Thanks for stopping by! Peace, love and nailpolish :)

9 comments:

  1. That's a cute design! Thanks for sharing some tips on how you applied the stickers. I have a set of Sally Hansens that have sat here for going on a year because I'm so intimidated!

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  2. I never tried this. But it looks so cute! At my store (Müller) they are still available.

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  3. They are a cute design - gotta admit that before I started reading I was going, "so she cut up bits of stickers and then layered them on in that really neat pattern? Dang that's talent!" ROFL!

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  4. I've never tried them. They look good!

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  5. Thanks ladies.

    @Serendipitously I'm not that talented, lol.

    @Tina I you outside of the US? I think they stopped carrying them here.

    @Kimberly. Just do it! The Sally Hansen's are pretty easy to apply.

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  6. Despite the bad reviews, I think they are super cute!! Thanks for
    The helpful tips!!


    Xoxox

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  7. Thanks Alexisaurus. I knew going in it wouldn't be easy but I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

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