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Leopard print nails?

March 31st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

On one of my recent flights, I was reading a magazine. I saw a little blurb about nail polish strips that intrigued me.

The basic idea is its a nail polish sticker. A sticker made of nail polish. Whatever. But the cool part was that they were all these designs that you would have to pay big money to get in a salon… if they could even do it in the first place. So, my next trip to the store, I had to look at them. As I expected, a little pricey, but even MORE intriguing.

I am in a cousin’s wedding later this year, and she is using leapard print as a bit of theme in the wedding. One of the polish styles is leopard print, so the other day I broke down and bought a package of leopard print nail polish strips to “give it a try.” They’ve been taunting me from my dresser ever since.

So tonight, I broke down and tried them. I haaate color on my finger nails. (Except black. For some reason I don’t mind black nail polish on my finger nails.) I usually either have a french manicure, clear polish or they’re nekkid. I stared down the nail polish strips. I just could NOT do it on my finger nails. I just couldn’t do leopard print polish on my fingers for the world to see.

I pulled the strips out of the package and decided that surely I could use them on my toe nails. In fact, I could probably use one strip for two toes (since toe nails are so much smaller than finger nails.)

I carefully took my bright red, chipped polish off. Trimmed my nails. Then I obsessively read the instructions. Three times.

Then I started.

IT WAS SO EASY!! Now, we’ll see if they last the promised 10 days or not, but as for applying the polish strips? Simple. And I did successfully use only half the package (by doubling up toes to strips, with only ONE toe showing a bit of a gap from a size discrepancy from thumb to big toe size). The idea behind the strips? Way cool. The leopard print?

Well.

IT’S NOT ME!

I keep staring at my usually bright red, pink or maroon toes in a mixture of amusement and horror.

See for yourself:

It’s one part cool. One part hilarious. One part wrong. At the end of the night? I’m glad I gave these a shot. And I am glad they actually work! But. Yeah. This is going to take some getting used to…

Note: This is not a paid review of any sort.

  1. April 1st, 2011 at 02:58 | #1

    Is this from Sally Hansen? These stickers are in vogue now I think because they’re so easy to put on and have really fashionable designs! The leopard print is awesome!
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    • April 1st, 2011 at 23:05 | #2

      Yes! Those are the ones! I definitely want to try another style in the future. They have a cool metal-looking set I’m very interested in trying.

  2. April 1st, 2011 at 07:21 | #3

    You MUST leave those stickers on. They look so fun… at least for the wedding.

    I love polish and all the beautiful colors, but can’t wear it on my fingers either, just my toe nails.
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    • April 1st, 2011 at 23:06 | #4

      I’m going to keep these on as long as they last! Curious to see if their 10-day promise is true. They’ve grown on me through the day… now they just amuse me. They have this cool metallic-style set that I really want to try next. I can see myself getting hooked on that.

  3. April 1st, 2011 at 09:14 | #5

    I think they look cute, but I would never wear them. I think it’s funny that we have the same taste in nail polish. I snagged your idea and posted my polish collection. Hope you have a great weekend.
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    • April 1st, 2011 at 23:07 | #6

      YAY! Going to look now.

      They’ve grown on me through the day. I’m mostly just amused by them. If nothing else, its fun to push past my personal style boundaries.

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