I was super excited to try the new OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps. I've tried a few other brands of nail polish stickers (Incoco, Sally Hansen, and Born Pretty Store), and I've generally liked them a lot. OPI is my favorite nail polish brand, so I've been waiting for them to dip into the polish sticker market. The first design I tested was the awesome Metallic Waves pattern. These stickers are glitter based, with a gorgeous mix of gold, pink, and blue glitter on the bottom, and black waves of varying sizes on top. The glitter really sparkles underneath the black waves.
I think the macro shot below really shows how awesome this design is. Everyone who saw my nails when I was wearing these immediately wanted them. My mom has already purchased a set and I'll be buying myself another set too. This is probably my favorite nail polish sticker design I have tried so far, of any brand!
Application was very easy, these are super flexible and stretch out over the nail nicely. You can just rip off the excess and then file down the edges. I was watching a movie while doing these, and I over-filed a bit on my pointer and middle fingers, so I need to pay better attention next time!! Luckily, it kind of blended in with the design and didn't bother me. OPI does not recommend using top coat with these, but I did use one layer of top coat. I seem to be incapable of making the edges of any nail stickers smooth, so I really use the top coat to wrap the tips and smooth out any jagged edges.
I wore these nail stickers for four whole days. Normally, I don't comment on the wear time of nail polish. Something about my nail chemistry makes polish chip after about two days, no matter what brand it is, what top coat/base coat or my application method. BUT, I wanted to test the wear on these stickers.
Here's the wear after four days:
Ummm.... there isn't any wear!! It looks basically the same as it did on day 1!!!! Whaaaat??? That never happens for me! At the end of four days, I had one tiny chip on my right pinkie nail. but that was from slamming it directly into a wall (I'm a klutz!). I am 100% sold on these OPI Pure Lacquer Apps. The Metallic Waves design is GORGEOUS and I had beautiful nails for four days straight! I liked these so much that I am putting on another set tonight, so stay tuned for that!
Don't forget, my Nicole by OPI Kardashian mini sets giveaway ends tonight!!
Pure Lacquer Nail Apps are available at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for the suggested retail price of $11.95.
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