There was nonetheless loads of snow round after I tried these the primary time, so I selected the Freezing Blossom set, which has mild blue with silver microglitter strips with two sorts of accent nails: white with snowperson faces and clear with white snowflakes.
The lamp that got here with the starter package was extensive sufficient to get 4 nails at a time in, then my two thumbs aspect to aspect. The legs fold flat for storage.
These strips have been even thicker than the Dashing Diva Gloss Gel strips I used earlier this yr. That was good for protecting the ridges in my nails however made it harder to take away the surplus size of the strips. Quite than folding and submitting as I often do with strips, with these clipping as near the tip of my nails as I might after which submitting labored higher. I used solely the blue and clear strips for my look, principally as a result of I did not like the location of the snowperson faces on the white strips.
I favored the look of those, and after they have been cured felt virtually as arduous as faux nails. Sadly, additionally they popped off like faux nails. I misplaced the primary ones only a few days after I would utilized them. The clear strips appeared almost certainly to pop off. With the primary one, I attempted reattaching like I might a faux nail, however that did not actually work, as they only popped off once more. Happily there have been sufficient further strips that I might simply put a brand new one on and remedy it.
A couple of days after the popping off began, I bought some chips, like typically occurs with conventional polish. Right here you may see one on my thumb that I would tried to disguise with liquid polish and one on my index finger. I eliminated these shortly after I took these photos, utilizing oil to loosen the bond of the strips after which gently prying them off with a manicure stick per the directions. Six days of damage wasn’t too unhealthy, I suppose.
The directions warning in opposition to utilizing these strips repeatedly (bit a of a warning signal there?), so I waited earlier than making an attempt the subsequent set, My Expensive. This has stable pink strips, pink with white hearts, pink with pink hearts on a transparent background in a type of reverse French mani association, and pink and white checkboards with hearts.
I did principally the stable pink strips, with one accent nail per hand. I assumed possibly I would overcured the primary set; the instructions mentioned to make use of the lamp 2 to three occasions, so I did 3. I did 2 rounds of 60 seconds with these and so they held up higher. Whether or not that was due to the decreased curing leaving them a bit extra versatile, or the dearth of full size clear strips, or what, I am unsure.
I used the strips from the starter package most just lately. These are referred to as Be Born and are all stable heat beige. I did have points with these beginning to pop off after a couple of days. Possibly my pure nails are simply too skinny and versatile to make an excellent base for these.
I did have points with this final set beginning to pop off after a couple of days. Possibly my pure nails are simply too skinny and versatile to make an excellent base for these, or possibly I used to be simply too arduous on them this time (I used to be at a craft convention the place I used to be doing a good bit of macrame).
I would by no means used the sort of strip earlier than. I just like the idea; they’re simple to use and with the curing, ought to maintain up higher than strips that do not work that means. Much like the Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips however with out the trouble of a liquid gel topcoat. I do marvel if they are not good for my nails. I am again to shorties now as a result of after I took the final set of those strips off my pure nails have been in tough form and I needed to file them down. I am unable to make certain that’s the strips’ fault, although, as I’ve battled weak nails and peelies what appears like ceaselessly. I am considering I could strive eradicating them like gel polish subsequent time—roughing up the floor to interrupt the seal then doing the foil technique—fairly than popping them off and probably taking the highest layer of my nail floor off with the strips.