OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps Review, Photos amp Swatches

Following in the shoes of many other brands, OPI has recently announced the launch of their new OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps ($11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD), shown here in Sequins (a cool black & silver design). These nail wraps are basically stickers for nails made out of 100% pure nail lacquer- so they wear just like a polish, and remove just the same.

OPI states that you can finish them off with a top coat, or even with a layer of clear gel polish (like their new GelColor lineor any other soak-off gel polish for that matter, like Shellac or Gelish) to make it last even longer! Nail wraps have become increasingly popular lately, because of the huge trend in nail art- they make it so much more simpler to apply, with designs that look perfect each and every time.

These nail lacquer strips come in a sealed package (once you open it, they can dry out- so use them in a timely manner). The strips themselves have a clear protective film, as well as a sticky backing. The sets come with 16 strips (in 8 different sizes, so everyone is sure to find a great match). First you line it up with the cuticle, smooth the nail app down, then buff the edges to remove the excess. Its really quite simple, I can see why these nail accessories are so hot right now!

The design is pretty but I found it also incredibly difficult to remove. Removes like nail polish just didnt cut it for me- I had to pull out the pure acetone to soak off these wraps (which is great for long wear, not so great for trying to get all the stubborn glitter off). The other thing I dont like is how expensive they are. I usually dont comment on value, however youre paying for a one-time-use-only manicure nearly $15 is close enough to a professional express salon manicure in some areas so while I think they are awesome for special events, I definitely dont think they are practical for everyday use (unless youre a huge fan of the nail art look).

These strips come in a wide variety of colours and patterns in creme and shimmer formulas. I definitely prefer them to the Kiss Nail Dress, which are heavier, thicker and are visually less appealing- these ones really conform to your nail perfectly like a lacquer. Fun to try for sure but youre going to be paying OPI prices for a single manicure with these nail apps!

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