Pretty Nails are Awesome…

I rarely have color on my fingernails.  They are short (because I chew on them) and really thin, so they tear easily.  Not to mention that when I did actually take the time to paint my fingernails, the color would start to chip off within a day.  Apparently my nails are really oily too.  Then, one night I went to an engagement party and my trendy friend who always dresses & looks so cute, had this really cool nail design.  After I told her how cool they were, she informed me that they were just stick-ons from the make-up store.  I really wanted to try them, but never made it to the make-up store.

Then, one day while I was in Target…there they were!!  I bought a pack for my girlie because she had a school dance coming up and I thought it would be a great way to try them out.  She always wants to paint her nails, but being the anal/ocd one that I am, I never have time to sit down and do it the way I think it should be done.  You know, file, push back cuticles, clear coat..dry…1st color coat….dry…2nd color coat…dry…top coat…dry, dry, dry!  It takes forever and inevitably, one always gets messed up because she forgets before they are dry.  So, in my mind, these stick-ons were the perfect solution!  We did them for her dance and I couldn’t believe how easy they were to apply and she loved them.  After that I was hooked.  They are kind of expensive at ~$8.50 a box, but I think they’re worth it.

I found this new color/print the other day and couldn’t wait to try it and of course, thought it would be a great thing to share with my blog readers.

This is what the box looks like…

and here’s what comes inside…2 packs of stickers (one pack per hand unless you use the tip I found from Kandee that I’m going to post below!), a nail buffer, a nail file and instructions (not pictured obviously :))

You basically wash your hands, file and buff all your nails and figure out which sticker size best fits each of your nails.  Peel them off and stick them on.  Then, file off the excess at the top.  That’s it!!

Here’s the finished product…

That up there ^ is a computer generated Polaroid, but these little babies below were pics I took with my Instax just for fun.  🙂

I am SO in love with these nail stickers.  I forgot how much I loved having pretty nails!  The first day I had them on I thought everything I did looked better.  The way I drank my coffee, the way I fixed my hair…everything!  I know this was all totally in my head.  lol.  But, I haven’t had painted nails in YEARS!  It was like I just got a pretty new ring and wanted to admire it all day long.

Now, they are supposed to last 10 days, but I think it depends on your application, your nails and how hard you are on your nails.  Mine have been on 4 days today and I have a few chips on the edges and thanks to washing dishes, a crack in one (I know, I should have used gloves!).  I’ve even been painting a clear top coat on in hopes of keeping them pretty longer.  I’ve resolved to the fact that they won’t last much longer, but thanks to the tip below, I have another application!  😉

**tip alert**…Kandee Johnson over at www.kandeej.com had a tip that I’m now passing on to you.  Kandee has a great tutorial video, but dang if I couldn’t find it when I tried to search quickly.  Anywho, on to the tip!

Wait for it…

it’s epic…

it’s a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that…

If you have short nails you can just cut off the excess and use it on your other hand!!  That way one box will give you TWO uses and then, it’s only $4.25 per use.  Super cheap for an adorable manicure that everyone will be complimenting you on AND you didn’t have to spend an hour painting & drying your nails only to have them chip the next day!

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