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Hmm… Not so keen on nail foils/stickers! Kiss Nail Dress Review

Hi everyone! Phew it’s been a busy first week back at work for me and, well, I’m pretty exhausted! At least it is Wednesday, so I’m on the downhill slope to the weekend! πŸ˜‰ How has everyone’s week been going so far?

I’ve been invited to attend a wedding on Sunday; I am still planning my outfit! So, when I saw some nail art stickers on sale I thought I would give them a try. (I’ve tried small nail art stickers before – such as flowers and stars – but not the full nail foil like stickers.) I like to look after my nails and experiment with classic and more funky looks, so I picked up the following design from Kiss (you can check out their website here):

Price: currently on sale for $11.99 AUD @ Priceline; standard RRP $13.99 AUD (they retail here for double what you would pay in the USA, which is where the brand Kiss originates!)

Where can I get it? Priceline

They claim that their stickers will last on your nails for up to 10 days. One packet contains 28 different sized stickers as well as a nail file (you need to lightly file the ends of your nails to trim the excess sticker off the end of each nail).

My nails beforeΒ  – yes these are my real fingernails πŸ™‚ –

The end result –

I found it difficult to apply these, because my hands and nails are very petite. I found that most of the stickers were way too large and I ran out of the small ones quickly. As such I had to trim some of the larger stickers down to size, which was more difficult than I thought it would be. Due to the size of my hands, the stickers on my little finger nails on each hand have a much bigger pattern to clear sticker section ratio which I think looks a bit funny. 😦

The process was also very time consuming. From start to finish, it took me approximately 45 minutes to apply the stickers to both hands! 😦 If I was doing similar nail art on my nails with nail polish I estimate it would only take me approximately 30 minutes, with a better quality finish.

I don’t believe the manufacturer’s claims that the stickers will stay put for (up to) 10 days… I suspect after a day or so mine will start to peel. The adhesive did not seem at all strong!

Oh-oh, this seems like quite a negative review, doesn’t it? I think I’m so critical because the cost of these is equivalent to a fairly decent bottle of nail polish, which you would get a lot more manicures out of!

Beautiful rating: value 1/5, quality 2/5. There are a lot of cool patterns in the range but I am disappointed with the quality and performance of this product, given the expensive price tag.


Has anyone else tried full nail foils/stickers? Which brands would you recommend? πŸ™‚


February 2012




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