Thursday, October 13, 2011

And the Best Nail Polish Strips/Appliques/Stickers Is...

Sorry this is a few days later than I promised.  I have been dealing with a pretty major parenting decision.  My husband & I have decided to change our kids school.  So, it's like the crazy few days before school all over again.  My posting might be a little hit & miss the next week or so.  But here is why you all are really here :)

Before I tell you my pick for best nail polish strips/appliques/stickers, I am going to re-cap the 4 brands.

Sally Hansen, Salon Effects
~Application-Went on easy and smooth
~Durability-Lasted all 3 days with hardly any wear

Nail Fraud
~Application-Went on easy and smooth
~Durability-Tip wear on day 2 and by day 3, major wear and peeling

Broadway Nails, Nail Dress
~Application-Went on okay, minor sealing problems
~Durability-Didn't last at all.  I took them off by day 2
I do want to let you know that Broadway Nails contacted me after reading my post and they suggest using a top coat over the strips to extend wear.

Incoco, Dry Nail Appliques
~Application-Went on easy and smooth
~Durability-Lasted all 3 days with hardly any wear

When testing all four brands, I tried to make sure that I didn't do anything out of the ordinary in my daily routine.  I am a stay at home mom who does her own laundry, dishes, cooking and cleaning.  Although it wasn't a scientific or controlled environment, all 4 brands got a fair example of my life :)

And without further adieu, my choice is... Incoco!  This brand was the best for the price, held up beautifully, and went on like butter! 


pearlsandpolish said...

I have found that putting a top coat on the Sally Hansen strips will make them last longer as well...I can wear them for about 5 days.

Polish'd Cindy said...

I need to try a top coat. I didn't know what would happen if I put anything over the strips. Thanks :)