Monday, March 26, 2012

Kiss Nail Dress Review

Next item up for review from the Influenster Love VoxBox is the Kiss Nail Dress polish strips! Here's what Kiss has to say about their new product:

"Introducing Kiss Nail Dress, ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 10 days. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 18 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jeweled designs. Check out Peplum, a deep black with multi-colored gems for a pop of color, or Babydoll, for a golden and glamorous jeweled look. Skip the topcoat, Nail Dress has it built in. With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration. And don’t forget about your feet! Nail Dress looks awesome on toes, too – just use the square side of the sticker for a perfect fit."

Okay, so quick pros and cons.

> Super quick to apply.
> Super quick to remove.
> No mess.
> Long lasting.

> Limited to tacky designs; no solid colors.
> Slight struggle with smoothing out edges.

So, I must say that these are pretty cool. I'm not huge on painting or doing anything with my nails, so I haven't tried any kind of nail polish strips before. My nails are really hard to maintain because they are constantly breaking and getting hangnails. I just don't like doing my nails, but I was really excited to at least try this. The design that I got was a an interesting black and silver pattern which I was thankful for. I had seen some of the other designs they have available and I was cringing at the possibility of having to wear a pink striped design with rhinestones on it (I'm obviously not super girly). I tried doing the "cute design on the ring finger, solid color on the rest" look, so it turned out to be much more wearable for me.

I took a picture of what I did. Again, my fingers aren't pretty. You've been warned.

So, my thoughts. I think this is a really great product for people that like designs on their nails. The application is quick and pretty easy. All you really do is take the appropriate sized nail strip and stick it to your nails. Smooth it on and cut off the excess. The only trouble I really had was smoothing out the edges around my nails, and that's mostly a problem people with shorter nails will have, such as myself. Short nails make it harder to trim and file off the ends.

I love that there is no mess and absolutely no trying time. I get impatient, so drying time is one of my biggest complaints about painting my nails because I somehow always manage to mess them up. So, no drying = giant plus!!! The package says that they last about 10 days. I honestly didn't make it that long before I removed them, but for as long as I had it on, there was no chipping. Another plus. I could see it lasting the 10 days okay. To remove, you just peel it off. No acetone needed. Another plus!

But of course, my absolute biggest complaint, and honestly the reason I will not purchase these myself, is the designs available for these strips. I hate that they don't offer any solid colors. There are some pretty cool designs, but it's not anything I would personally wear myself.

Overall, I recommend this product to anyone that loves having designs on their nails. They have a good variety of designs and there are so many ways that you can wear these. These nail polish strips are good, just not good for me. Gotta say, I'm so happy I got to try these. Although this particular brand did not work for me, it has showed me how great nail polish strips are. I'll definitely look into other brands that have these kind of strips with solid colors that I would wear. And if Kiss ever does that with this line, I'll be sure to get them.

*** This product was sent to me complimentary to test out via the Influenster VoxBox program. All opinions are my own. ***

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