Beauty Bargain! And a competition!
It would be one of the greatest understatements of our time to say I like having my nails painted. I own [undisclosed number] of nail polishes. I coordinate my outfits with my nail polish. It’s intense.
However, even with the magic of fast-drying top coat it can be a time-consuming task and gals, I got stuff to get done. So you can imagine my excitement when I learnt of the existence of nail polish that comes as a sticker – that is, already dry.
The first one I tried was from Sally Hansen (the Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips), and I really liked it a lot. The strips were easy to apply and looked neat. It’s particularly cool to be able to try patterns on your nails that wouldn’t otherwise be within the grasp of your/my nail art skills. However, the price was way too high – on par with the price of a bottle of polish but for a single application.
I also tried Butter London’s take on this product and it was terrible.
I had resigned myself to only using nail polish strips for special occasions and when I felt particularly richy-rich. But then…Japan City came through for me again.
This version cost me $3.99. But would it be on par with the much more expensive Sally Hansen experience?
I really didn’t expect much, so I only bought one. Mistake. These were really good – easy to apply, they stand up well to wear, and of course far less time-consuming than real nail polish.
You just stick them onto your nail like a sticker, then fold them gently over the nail tip and then file off the excess. EASY.
Here’s what I achieved (on both hands) in less than 10 minutes:
Not perfect, but pretty amazing for $3.99 and ten minutes. Unfortunately, the colour/pattern range was somewhat limited, but there’s definitely enough scope for some fun patterns to slap onto your nails on a Saturday morning for some weekend fun.
I’m heading back to pick up a few packets for a GIVEAWAY. In order to be in the running for three different patterns of mysterious Japanese nail strips, leave a comment below with your best ever beauty bargain. Each bargain constitutes one entry; winner will
be selected at random; winner will be drawn on Friday 8 March 2013; and the competition is open internationally.