For these polish strips I followed the directions on the packaging of the strips themselves. Therefore, I did not do any of the tricks that I know of to make them last longer. Please keep reading so that I can explain what I mean later on in the post.
These are the two designs that I received. I chose to use the Tiger stripe design first, because I wanted to save the Kiss design for closer to Valentine's Day!
Once I opened the packaging I noticed that the polish strips were double wrapped--meaning when applying them, I peeled off a protective backing from the front and back of the strip. I thought it was really nice that they were protected like that.
Here is how they looked after I applied them.
I thought they looked so cute, of course, I'm a sucker for anything animal print!
I wore these strips for a good 12 hours and saw no sign of the strips coming off until I woke up in the morning. See below:
During the night, all of the strips had pulled up on the tips.
Now to explain what I was talking about above: No where on the packaging did it suggest using a base or top coat with the strips to make them last longer. I know that with other brands of nail strips, using this technique sometimes works in really bonding the strip to the nail...just like base and top coat do with real nail polish.
When I wear the Kiss design strips I am going to use a base and top coat and see if it helps keep the strips on for longer. I will make sure and do a post about my findings!
My final thoughts:
-I love the different designs that OMG NailStrips offers
-The price point is very reasonable!
-Without base and top coat they didn't last that long
-They lasted long enough to be able to wear them to an event or special occasion
OMG NailStrips real polish strips can be purchased from their website. They retail for about $4.29 each!
Stay tuned for my post on the Kiss design strips!
*This product was sent to me for review by OMG NailStrips. All opinions are my own.