OMG Nail Strips

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

I was really pleased that OMG Nail Strips reached out to me to test out their Nail Strips.  I’ve tried a few in my time and I’ve not been much of a fan as they always make my nail feel fat or make my nails feel tight.  And the inability to scratch properly also drove me crazy.

I picked out a couple of designs from their impressive range and I’ll show you how I got on below.  Now if you visit my blog regularly, then you know I tend to show my images in a slide show.  But I think on this occasion, I won’t do that, so that it is easier for you to follow my experiences of application.

So to get started, I removed all my nail polish and then read the application instructions on the website. I then took my selected nail strips out of the the plastic cover they came in and this is how they looked.


Here you can see the instructions on the back of the packet – quite straight forward.

When you open up the packet, you get two strips of seven nail strips. There are two of each size and they come in a variety of sizes from 10mm to 17.5mm. There is a clear plastic layer over the nail strip to protect it which you need to remove before application.

I just love this design, so I figured you’d like to see a close up too! Now I don’t have any pics of the actually application, mainly because I was too busy getting them on my nails and it was a really quick process! They are flexible and if you do make a mistake you could gently pull them off for repositioning. I was pleased to find this out. They are also hard to crease, something else that I was happy about!

You cut the selected nail strip free from the rest, remove the clear top cover and then peel off the backing. I didn’t remove the entire backing because the strips are quite long and I wanted to retain the unused portion for using. So I peeled the backing partially off and the rounded end towards your cuticle and pressed down. Then I cut off the majority of the excess and used a soft hoof stick, pressing it around the edges and smoothing up towards my free nail edge. Once I was happy with my smoothing I used a glass nail file in downward motions to remove the excess. And then ta-dah! This was my first nail!

After doing all 10 nails, this is what I had left – quite a bit which I could use for accent nails or pieces of nail art. If my nails were longer then clearly I would have used more of the strip. It can accommodate nails up to 3cm in length!

Here are my completed nails prior to top coat. You can see a bit of crinkling and I did a bit more smoothing down with my hoof stick. I paid special attention to the edges and the free nail edge.

This is with top coat. I think they are much improved with a bit of top coat, as they are real polish, they settle down and those tiny imperfections get smoothed over. It feels like real nails polish. I know they ARE real polish, but the feeling is equivalent to if I had painted them myself.

I was really surprised at how quick and easy application was. I would say that it took no longer than base, two polish coats and top coat.

If you want to try these for yourself, do visit the website OMG Nail Strips. The ones I chose can be found here.  I have another design that I hope to share with you soon.

Shipping is free no matter where you live and all strips cost $7.99 and there are so many designs to choose from. If you are after some really eye catching nails or after some themed designs, then I recommend that you check these out.

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

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Black and White Dotty Nails

I’m not one for nail art, I’m not particularly artistic and I’m worried about doing something that looks awful.  But the one thing it appears I can do is DOTS!!  Yay, dots are cool.  Seriously cool.  I had a dotting tool kit that I picked up off eBay for pennies, literally, you can buy something similar here. But you can also use several other things, like hair pins or toothpicks.

Anyway, this is my first “nail art” share,  I used one coat of Cult Nails Tempest – this is my favourite go to white polish.  Seriously awesome and flawless in one coat.  And then used a couple of my dotting tools with my Wet N Wild Black Creme.  I then topped with Glisten and Glow HK Girl Top Coat.



20130919-194448.jpgI’ll be honest, I’m more thrilled with these than I probably should be.  I’m delighted with how they turned out.

What do you think?  Are dots your thing?