I know that OPI introduced product called (Nicole by) OPI Nail Apps a while ago but that I was a consumer product and those were not "polish strips" but stickers.
|OPI "Lacquer" Nail Apps|
Over the last few days I had a chance to try out 2 patterns and I must say that the finished product looks better then I expected. The patterns really come to life when applied on the nails.
Application is quite simple. I proceeded with a regular (dry is my preference) manicure, then I opened the package (the polish strips are vacuum sealed to prevent drying out) and size the patterns. Then I peeled off the clear film from the top and peeled the pattern from the backing.
The product is surprisingly thin, quite flexible but almost "flimsy" so you have to be very gentle with how you handle it. It can rip easily. I made sure that I didn't touch the area I was going to apply with my fingers as this (I imagine) would interfere with proper adhesion.
The patterns stretch a little so you can conform the pattern to each nail quite well.
Once the nails were done I applied OPI GelColor Top Gloss and I cured it in OPI LED lamp for 30 seconds. I did this only to the first set of nails. I left the other "as is" to compare the wear.
The wear is suppose to be "up to 10 days". The product removes quite easily with acetone (just like a nail polish- not "gelpolish". If OPI GelColor Top Gloss was applied I guess the product needs to be soaked off.
Another thing I should mention is that once opened, the unused strips must be thrown away because they dry out. Also it's worth mentioning that the lacquer strips can be applied on toes. There is couple of larger sizes that look like would fit big toes.
What do you think..??
I report back in few days with the results.
PS. To compare here is Sally Hansen Salon Effects:
|Sally Hansen Salon Effects in "Blue Ice"|