Friday, 5 December 2014

OMG Nail Strips.

I was approached to review some nail strips from OMG Nail Strips a few weeks ago. At first, I was somewhat put off by the name and type of product. I've tried nail strips before and had it consistently result in disaster. They're just usually so difficult to apply that I get angry and give up. But the moment I saw the selection of patterns OMG had going on, I changed my mind and decided to give nail strips one more chance. And, boy, am I glad I did!


First of all, the instructions on the back of the pack are both concise and, yet, the clearest I've seen on a pack of nail strips. Using them was far easier as well - they cut to size readily enough and you get fourteen strips so you have a little wiggle room for error. I also found the sizes themselves suited my nails quite well. This, I'm aware, is more of a fortuitous coincidence but a bonus all the same. Removing the strip from the cardboard it was stuck to was a little difficult at times but the whole process was so uncomplicated overall that this bothered me very little. Basically, if someone with the dexterity of a jellyfish (like me) can do something nail related without becoming frustrated or enraged, someone's doing something right.



So, application was easy and the finished product was surprisingly great considering I had done it myself. I've had people stopping me for days to look at them and compliment them - which is always nice. They've also held up really well whereas my painted accent fingers aren't looking too hot anymore so the longevity is a bonus.


The only real downside is that if you don't apply them neatly at the cuticle, the ends flap, catching on hairs when you push your hair back or wash it. This, however, is due to my own lack of skill in application. For a more well-versed person or someone with the patience and will to do regular maintenance, I could see there being no problem with this. For me, this is a nice thing to do every once in a while or for an occasion but anything fancy with nails is too finicky for me on a daily basis.

Overall, I was super-impressed with the product. I hadn't held out much hope that I would even be able to use it but when I found I could, and relatively easily, and that the result looked so cute...well, colour me delighted!

There's a large range to choose from and packs start at $7.99 each or, currently 5 for $25 or 10 for $45 with free shipping internationally. And that's a pretty damn good deal.

UPDATE: I'm running a giveaway with OMG and they're going to send out a pack of your choice (provided it's in stock) to two lucky winners. Hit the link for how to enter and browse the patterns here. This is open internationally until Sunday the 14th of December. Good luck!

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(This product has obviously been sent for me to review but all opinions expressed are entirely my own)

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