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Sunday, June 10, 2012

OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

I'm sure most of you have heard of nail polish appliques, made popular most recently by Sally Hansen. I was excited to hear that OPI had finally jumped on the bandwagon to make some of their own. The concept is pure nail lacquer in precut strips providing an instant manicure. These strips are shiny and offer zero dry time. The new OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps come in 14 different designs right now, ranging from edgy designs like snake print and feminine lace. Combining base and color in one convenient product, Nail Apps adhere to nails in seconds and can be stretched for a perfect fit. Each pack contains 16 strips to ensure perfect sizing for all finger and toe nails.

The first design I was able to try out is called Metallic Waves, a multicolored glitter base with a black zebra print overlay. I am hopeless at nail art, like beyond bad at it. But I love it so much, it's depressing that I can't even achieve simple designs. Nail apps like these make it possible!

I had to try out this design, Pink and Black Lace. This looked so beautiful so I knew I would love it on. It ended up not being my favorite after all, the feather part of the lace design isn't on all of the strip so some of it was just the mesh print, which is fine but I would've preferred the whole nail with the fancier part.

I would compare these to Incoco strips in terms of application and quality. The glitter design was a little easier to apply than the pink lace, it also removed easier. The lace design left bits of black on my hands that I had to scrub off. They do remove pretty easy though. I wore these for a few days and they looked about the same as the first day I put them on. I think these are most beneficial to someone like me who changes their polish so often, to wear on a vacation or during a time where I wouldn't be able to switch polish for a while. The hardest part to making these look nice for me is not scraping off the edge when I file off the excess strip at the end of my nail, it makes it look like I have tipwear when I shouldn't. Other than that, these are easy-peasy to apply.

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. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Products provided for review.
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