My Easter Mani: Sephora Nail Patch Art in "A24 Upper East Side"

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?



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16 comments:

  1. Super cute!!!let us know how easy they are to remove as well. I love the sally hansen ones but they are a pain to remove...

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    1. @Athina: Supposedly, you can remove them like usual nail polish, but I'll update the post by Saturday afternoon at the latest (or I'll tweet you, hehe)! ;) xx

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  2. Really cute design, I have a few nail stickers packages in my nail supplies so I think I finally have to try them out :)

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    1. @smugnificent: Do give them a try, the procedure is super fast and easy!!!! ;)

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    1. @Adeola Naomi Aderemi: I know, right? This design definitely stood out to me in store! :)

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  4. I haven't seen such a design, they look textured! I have tried Sally Hansen's, the thing is that you must apply pressure all over and especially on the edges to make them adhere properly. Other than that, I find it very easy to apply.

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    1. @ScrapgalGR: Thank you for your input, as I hadn't heard/read anything about the Sally Hansen ones. In comparison, it sounds as the Sephora ones are easier to apply, no real pressure needed!

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  5. Lovely stickers, I'm always very tempted to buy them cos they look so cute. However the shape of my nails seem to be atypical so they don't ever 'stick flat'

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    1. @Michelle: I'm not too sure what would help in your case - a ridge filler might provide a more even surface to work with, but it would probably affect the application of the sticker. May be something to try out though.

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  6. These are really cute, a great way to get a really fancy and intricate pattern without havign to master nailart skills! xx

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    1. @TheOtherSideofCool: Agreed, it's the easiest and most time-efficient way to have some nail art on your nails! ;)

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  7. First f all those stickers are looking too damn good on you, so your choice was definitely a hit doll! Other than that can't wait for your next post!! Kisses!!!

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    1. @Blushingloves Irene Greece: Thank you girl, now I'm definitely craving some more of those designs!!! Blog is slowly getting up to speed, hope you stick around to read! ;) Take care! xx

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  8. wow, amazing nails! I really love them! <3
    xoxo

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    1. @Gaby de Modacapital: Thank you doll! Hope you're well! xx

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