Nail art isn’t easy, Minx manicures rarely come on the cheap, and sometimes just painting your own nails can look more like a crime scene than a perfectly polished set of fingernails. It’s hard to achieve a perfect 10, so several companies have launched at-home nail art/nail polish stickers to help us out. While some are actual nail polish strips, these are from Broadway Nails. Their Nail Dress Stick-On Wraps are actually stickers to help you create an instant nail makeover. I tried them out to see how easy they were to apply, and how well they lasted…let’s see how they did!
There are several different designs to choose from, but like the color-maniac that I am, I made a dash for this bright floral print because it’s so fun:
Each set contains 28 stickers, two sheets of 14 sizes—so they’ll fit all nail shapes. You’ll also receive a mini file with a black gritty side, and a pink buffing side. The application process is relatively simple.
- Clean your nails with acetone/polish remover so there’s nothing to interfere with the adhesive.
- Start with the pinkie and end with the thumb. (Tip from Broadway nails, not sure why!)
- Select the size that best fits your nail. (Bend film to match nail shape for accurate sizing.)
- Use the the tab to lift the Nail Dress Wrap from the film.
- Apply rounded edge near cuticle & smooth away from center to the sides.
- Fold wrap under nail and use black file in a downward motion to remove excess.
- Use pink side of file to gently smooth any lines out of wrap.
- For longer wear, apply a top coat—pay special attention to nail tips.
I found these pretty easy to work with, but I did make a few sizing mistakes on my first round. It wasn’t a big deal since there are 14 sizes included, I had plenty of replacement stickers that were actually the right size once I figured it out. When it comes to length of wear, I made it four days before I decided that they looked a little rough and that it was time for them to come off. I didn’t really have any chipping, but there was a significant amount of tip wear just from typing—but I get that with a real manicure…so no harm there. These peel right off when you are finished with them, and if you have any residual adhesive left behind on your nails, a little nail polish remover will do the trick at removing it.
I shot a quick video to show you how to apply them:
I thought these were fun to wear, they were easy to apply and remove, and the price was pretty fair considering what some of the other brands are charging for similar products right now.
Price & Availability: About $5.49; Walgreens, Walmart, Kmart, and Rite Aid
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