I've had these Sephora nail wraps for quite some time now, but, I've been sort of deliberately putting them aside; I couldn't find the perfect opportunity or occasion to wear them.
Until last Sunday, that is, which was Orthodox Easter Sunday here, a day that surely calls for a celebratory manicure, and, to me, this "eggs gone disco" print couldn't have matched the day any better! So, hereby, I present you with Sephora's own nail polish stickers in A24 Upper East Side:
Now, I know I'm probably the last person on earth to jump on the nail sticker/nail wraps bandwagon, so, I can't really compare these with anything else. I think it's worth mentioning, however, that these are not your usual nail wraps, which require some form of heat for the application, they're simply nail adhesives (though I doubt that anyone would tell the difference).
The packaging claims that these stickers are 100% easy to use, 100% trendy, 100% shiny, that they require zero drying time and that they're long-lasting, and I'd say that every one of those claims is pretty much true: the procedure is really fast, dead easy and requires minimal skill: you basically peel the sticker off the strip, place it carefully on your nail, file down the edges and voila, you're done! The only thing that's perhaps a bit misleading is the mega-shine claim: don't expect a glass-like finish like your favourite fast drying top coat - though perhaps that depends on your choice of sticker pattern.
Other than that, however, I'd say these are pretty darn good: so far I've been wearing mine for 4 days straight and I've only noticed minimal fading at the tips of my nails - but then again, due to my super small nails these days, I didn't wrap the excess sticker underneath the tips as advised, I just filed right at the edges.
I've added a list of the ingredients for reference:
All in all, I'm very pleased with these nail stickers and I'd definitely recommend them if you're pressed for time, or looking for a mani solution that can take a beating and still be long lasting. I'd definitely look into a few more patterns next time I find myself at Sephora! :)
EDIT: Taking these off did require a little bit of effort, in that I had to let the acetone pad sit for a few seconds on each nail. Truthfully, though, I expected the removal to be way worse than it was - to give a rough idea, I found it easier than removing glitter nail polish.
Have you tried any nail wraps/nail stickers? Which ones are your favourites?