Ahhh, look at my adorable flower nails!!
I have been hearing about these Sally Hansen nail sticker things for a while now, and one of my friends recently sent me a tantalizingly cute picture text with an image of her stickered nails. I haven't been actively looking for these things, but while I was at one of my regional drug stores I ran across the Kiss version, Broadway Nails Nail Dress Stick-On Wraps. Sounds kinda ghetto. Here's the box and the contents therein.
I'm sure you guys have been hearing about these types of things ad nauseum lately, but I'm throwing my hat in the ring. In this particular package you get 28 nail stickers of varying sizes. You're supposed to choose the ones that best fit your nails, peel off the backing, lay them down, smooth out the bubbles, and then file off the excess. It sounds time consuming, but I think that doing all ten of my fingers took about thirty minutes. As I thought about it, I realized that I usually spend about thirty minutes doing my nails anyway, including dry time, so this really isn't that ridiculous, time-wise.
Here's my right hand in the process. The entire sticker is on my middle finger. The next step after this would be to fold over the excess and file it off with that tiny nail file you see to the right (it comes with the package). And look, there's my naked nail! I've never shown a picture of naked nails before. They're not stained or anything so I don't know why I hide them. Oh well.
And the finished product. I don't know how long these are supposed to last. My friend said the Sally Hansen ones purport to last ten days. I don't know about you, but I'm kiiiiiiind of dubious. I have to wash my hair later, so we'll see if they even hold up through one shower. As it is, though, I absolutely love how they look. They're so cute and girly. I have 14 stickers left over which don't fit my nails, but I think what I'll do with them is cut them to size with manicure scissors. I don't know if I'll end up ever doing all ten fingers again, but I think it would look really cute to do all of my nails a vampy color and then accent the ring fingers with the stickers. That way it was $5.49 well-spent, no?
Edit: I've taken a shower and washed my hands several times and the stickers are still fine. No lifting or peeling that wasn't already present when I got in the shower due to application failure on my part. I just wanted to let you all know that!
So what do you guys think about this? Are you liking the nail sticker/all-over pattern trend? I'm so awful at any type of nail art, even Konad, and this is basically foolproof, which means I like it. I did this while I was watching Exit Through the Gift Shop for the second time and I'm so happy with the results. I'll let you all know how or if they hold up.