3.22.2012

Beauty Rhi-flection: Kiss Nail Dress


I have to admit right off the bat that I was kind of meh about Kiss Nail Dress when I realized they were stickers instead of nail polish strips. Just wasn't too sure they'd look as nice on me as they do in the advertisements.

I've been trying to do something I call 'Mani Mondays' every Monday since the hubs and I usually watch TV together that night. It's a great time to just sit and paint my nails without interuptions. But he's not fond of the smell so Kiss Nail Dress had a definite advantage going in. Since we had a little gap between shows I sat down at my desk where I could photograph the whole process for ya!


The kit includes 3 nail sheets, a two-sided file, and an instruction booklet. One of the high points of Kiss Nail Dress is that they are so versatile. You can use them on fingers or toes! Perfect for a fast pedi before hitting the beach. Plus you can cut them to do other things like just the tips or shapes.


The instructions are also on the back of the box. Here you can see the different prints currently available. I've found a few of them in my local Target and Walmart stores but not any I was really excited to try for my own style. You definitely can't pull off the same effect by hand that these have.


Aren't these inspirations cool? I also love that these can be used with the Impress Press-On Manicure product we received in the Holiday Voxbox. I will definitely be playing around with my leftovers from both. When I said these are versatile I wasn't kidding! ;)


Sizing these didn't go as flawlessly as I'd hoped. My index, middle, and ring fingernails are all the same size just have a different curve so they look different which makes finding good matches tough. Since many of my nailbeds are very flat and square shaped I went with a few in the 'toes' direction (flatter side to the nailbed versus the curvy end) and managed a mostly good fit overall.


Getting the first few on was a little tricky since they are stickers but I found these more forgiving than I anticipated, pulled it back up once and realligned it. See how I folded the top down toward my fingertip? I then gently filed the ends til the excess came off but later read another Influenster made an awesome suggestion to just cut it off with nail scissors or clippers. Why didn't I think of that? lol


The total process only took about 20-25 minutes (which included me pausing and taking pictures) from opening the package and running a little polish remover over my nails for better sticking to both hands finished. Admittedly this print is... too garish and not colors I like. I would definitely gravitate more toward a darker print with a subtle sparkle. But it's been three days and they're still looking good. I've only removed one of the stickers... 'cause my bad habit of picking my thumb cuticles pulled the edge up. It was a good test of how easy they'd be to take off. They will peel off about like a band-aid. Definite tugging though not painful and a little bit of glue was left on the tip but otherwise my nail looks fine.

If I were giving these a true review I'd rate them a 4 Star. I don't love them, nothing quite looks as good to me as real polish though these are definitely worth stocking for those last minute things like an impromptu girl's-night-out or when you just need something to make you feel special without spending $25 and having to drive to a salon.

My 2-year-old is in love with these. She thinks the spots are 'fishies' and cried 'cause she wants 'a pink-uh-purple' on her nails too. I haven't had the time for it but she had an accident (long story) about a month ago where her finger got hurt leaving a gross blood-spot under one of her nails. She frequently notices it and makes everyone kiss her owie better. I thought I might try to cut some of my leftover strips since there are 28 total—twice as many as you need—into a small enough size I could hide her boo-boo and make her happy she has 'fishy' nails too. :)

 


Note: I received this product through Influenster's Voxbox program which provides members with free products in exchange for honest reviews. All opinions shared here are my own and not influenced by the freeness of the product. If you'd like to know more about how Influenster works please visit their website.

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