Sunday, February 23, 2014

Kiss Nail Dress Nail Strips: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review. 
Hi guys, I have here a review of the Nail Dress Nail Strips from Kiss. I am a huge fan of nail strips because they allow me to achieve an amazing manicure with minimal effort and time. However, I have often struggled with the application of non-real nail polish nail strips in the past. So how well did the Kiss Nail Dress work? Read more..........

The Kiss Nail Dress Nail Strips (for Tips and Toes) in the design "Marguerita" that I have can be used for both finger and toe nails. For application on the toe nails, you would apply the wider end near the cuticles and for finger nails, you would apply the narrower end near the cuticles.
The set comes with 28 nail strips of various sizes and a small disposable nail filer. The design "Marguerita" has two patterns, one of holographic stars on a sleek black background and one of multicolored stars.
The nail strips are not made of real nail polish but of plastic adhesive printed with patterns. I found the application of the black strips to be rather decent. They are pliable but still puckered at the curves of my nails. The multicolored star design is much thicker and stiffer compared to the black design, which made the application quite frustrating as they would noticeably crease around the cuticles.

I noticed the adhesive of these are not as strong as I would like them to be. Unless you work very carefully, the adhesive would pick up the oils of your fingers and lose its tackiness. The sizing of these strips are decent for my finger nails as I didn't have to trim any of them.

Another drawback of these strips worth mentioning is how difficult they are to file of when you try to remove the excess from the tips of the nails. The strips are quite thick so a considerable force is required to file them off. You can see from my pinkie and ring finger that the filing process wasn't very smooth and the edges ended up kind of rough and jagged.

Overall, I have to give this a thumbs down. The idea is very cute and the printed design has nice and intricate details. However, the execution is just lacking, which makes the application process very difficult.

Have you tried Kiss Nail Strips before? Did you have any luck with them? Let me know in the comments below!

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