Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Review: Nailene Perfect Tip Stickers, Part 2
As promised, I'm back with pictures of how the Nailene Perfect Tip stickers work when you're using them to do a traditional French tip manicure.
If you missed part 1, check it out here.
I started by applying the stickers to clean, bare nails, then painted two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to the tips. When I removed the stickers, here's what I was left with:
Not exactly what I was hoping for. There was some messiness around the edges of the nails, plus a fair amount of polish seems to have bled under the stickers. (Obviously a lot of polish also got on the skin around my nails, but that was wholly my fault, and the fact that I'm pretty messy.)
I then used a small brush dipped in acetone to clean up all the edges. That resulted in:
Those are some pretty good looking French tips, right? I then added 3 coats of Rimmel French Rose on top. (I have no idea if they even still make this polish. It's been in my stash for a long time.)
Usually when I do French tips I paint my nails white, then use a brush and acetone to tidy them up. Basically, exactly what I did with these stickers. So while they served as nice guides for applying the polish, they didn't really save me a whole lot of time.
I love my finished product, but I'm not entirely sure the Nailene stickers helped me achieve something I couldn't have done myself. But, if you're really bad at free-handing tips and/or cleaning them up with acetone, then they might work for you. If you try them, let us know!