[Review & Tutorial] OMGNailstrips.com nail strips PIC HEAVY

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I really love painting my nails, but sometimes nail polish strips can give you an amazing mani that cant be duplicated by hand. OMGNailsstrips.com sent me a set of strips to try and see what I thought. I received the blue bubbles version easily could have chosen several others to add with it.

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I want to point out that OMG nail strips are actually different from any other set of strips I’ve tried before. The application process is slightly different, but the durability is very similar to other ones I tried. These are 100% different from nail stickers which totally stink in my opinion, I have never seen a set that looked 100% good and stayed on without lifting and catching everything you touch. Nail stickers are just that. Stickers that most of the time look terrible and are very temporary because they aren’t sealed down. In comparison to say SH strips, the OMG nail strips apply the same way, but actually use nail polish remover to “set” it in place.

Weird, right? You read it right. I used nail polish remover on this manicure to set it, and then topped it off with a nice shiny coat of SV. When I applied the strips they almost felt like very think plastic vinyl sheeting. I didn’t think it was ACTUAL polish when I was handling them. I’m still not 100% sure because I would think it would have messed up the manicure but it doesn’t. Let’s move on to a step by step of the application process.

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They have a video tutorial on their site here, but I usually like to follow photos so I can scroll back and forth easily.

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I soaked my hands so that my cuticles would get soft and I could push them back with an orange stick. I usually use some cuticle remover while doing this to speed things up.

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After soaking, I moisturized with a rich cream that would seal in the moisture for my hands and keep the cuticles moisturized and elastic so they don’t crack or split.

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You need to make sure the nail bed is 100% clean because nothing is going to stick to a moisturized, greasy nail. Clean the nail beds with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover and make sure to get the edges where lotion can collect.

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Next, you size out which strips fit your nails. I usually start with thumbs on both hands and go from there. If I try to measure all nails at the same time it becomes a mess and some fall on the floor (of course) making you spend more time organizing than doing your nails. Place the strip on the nail starting from the center cuticle area, and stretch it over the free edge of your nail. If the strips are too wide they wont work so if you need to trim them, do it. Do not think you can just press it into the sides and you can file that off. It’s too difficult. Just trim them if they are too wide. You can file the excess off the free edge (go in one direction, no sawing it off)

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I also use the orange stick to make sure all the edges are pressed down.

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After all nails have the strips on, grab a cotton swab and dip it in nail polish remover. This is the freaky part…….now your going to swipe all your nails down with nail polish remover to “set” the polish. It left my strips a little dull looking, but that’s OK, because you need to top it with a clear coat anyways.

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I usually rely on SV for top coats and base coats along with my nailtiques formula 2. With this type of manicure I only use the top coat to get a nice shiny finish.

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Everyone in my office totally loved the design and though it looked really cool. Only problem was that I took a shower the night I did this manicure and three of them came clean right off in the shower. I didn’t see when it happened but when I was drying my hair I noticed my hand in the mirror. darn it. That was annoying. I (thought) I waited \long enough for them to set and dry, but maybe those three didn’t have good seals and got wet or lifted when I was scrubbing away.

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sniff, sniff……i don’t what what I did wrong? I must have had edges that weren’t sealed down properly.

I salvaged the manicure by painting the three missing ones with a matching blue polish. For you know,

Really perfect The. The to works: machine hair own.

a edgy, I meant to do that look. And hey, it worked! Everyone thought I did it on purpose. Don’t tell them the truth, lol.

Would I buy these? Totally possible. I like patterned nails without the hassle of doing it myself. I love that these are real strips that remove with nail polish at the end of a week when you want them gone. Yep, you get about a weeks worth of wear with these babies. When I first checked out the site, I found tons of strips I liked. If I went back, I would go with any of these:

omg nail strip designs i want

how ccuuuuuuuutte are these?!?

How Much? Where do I get them? The price is slightly below what other strips are going for. The prices vary slightly from design to design, but you can get four sets for $20 using coupon code: 4PACK or ten sets for $45 using coupon code: 10PACK which is a total steal!. If I get SH strips it can cost around $8-10 a set. These are closer to $3-7 per set, depending

on the style chosen. And you’ll get free shipping all the time.

You can find them on their website: OMGNailstrips.com

Want to know more about the brand? Follow them on facebook and twitter for updates and info. Have you tried these strips before? What did you think? If you haven’t tried them before, what pattern would you choose?

XOXO

Claudia

Gradient Feather Nails #NAILART@Claude_Online

Just a quick post to share my latest manicure. I think it turned out pretty good 🙂   I’ve been doing a lot of gradients lately, and really wanted to use some decals I recently bought at the born pretty store.  I love using water decals because they are really easy to use ans come in a million designs. 

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I started out with a bright aquamarine and shimmery green gradient for the background.  I love using a slightly shimmer polish in gradients it looks super pretty up close!


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I used Cult Nails Doppleganger as a top coat over the gradient to make it blend even more smoothly, while adding a soft shimmery glaze over it at the same time.

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I decided to use some feather decals that only require a quick soak in water for a few seconds to loosen from the cardstock backing. I then used seche vite to top coat and seal it all in.

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close up of the gradient and feather decal

I also got some pretty white flowers to use for nail art too but they’re kinda big as I found out and I cant get them to stick.  I also got a few foil things that will be cool to use.  Do you like to use nail art supplies?  What do you use?  What nail art you into right now? Share in the comments below.

 

Konad Plate M84 : Shooting Star Manicure

nailpolishcanada.com was awesome enough to send me a konad plate to show you guys!  I haven’t been able to use all the designs on the plate yet but I loved how this mani turned out so what an awesome time to share it.  The one they sent me was : Konad Image Plate #M84.  You can see all the other ones they have by following the links at the bottom of the post. This plate includes a stardust gradient for the whole nail and smaller images such as lipstick kiss marks, flowers, bows, and bouquets! All super cute!  You can see the konad plates are nicely etched with the designs so the polish will pick up well.  In fact, I’m able to use regular polish when stamping with this plate so it allows me to experiment more.

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sorry for the scratch marks!  I took pics AFTER using it :/

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Colors used in this manicure are:

Greycian Goddess, Blue Satin, Shooting Star, Silver Holo TC

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I started off with a new color I bought, L’Oreal’s Greycian Goddess

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and then used Chanel’s Blue Satin for the stars.

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The pictures actually don’t do my stamping justice! Darn lighting!  It was a pretty clean stamp, I even look at my nails two days later and the stamp was very clear.  I chose to leave the tip of the nail empty so I could add some glitter to the tips making it really look like shooting stars.  I do this by using a makeup wedge and panting glitter polish on the edge and just dabbing it onto the tips of my nails.  I do two coats until I think they are glittery enough. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnddddd then I add some holographic glitter on top about 3/4 of the nail.   A glittery-starry gradation!

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Konad Stamping is a lot of fun!  If you are just starting out (like me) don’t get discouraged if you mess up at first. It does take some of us a couple of tries before it becomes presentable.   This particular plate retails for $8.75 on their site, and heres a ton more to see!

Thank you nailpolishcanada.com for sending me the plate!  Cant wait to do my next design 🙂