Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps Review

Hi everyone!  I hope you're all having a great week so far!  Today I have two of the new OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps for you to see!  

First up, we have Reptile, from the Cremes Collection of Apps!


When I first saw the design images shown on the Press Release, this one was at the top of my list!  I love all things animal print, and this one looked really fun and edgy!


The lacquer apps are great for a quick and high style mani!  Application is a breeze: Make sure nails are clean and dry.  Align lacquer app to your cuticle line.  Press down and then smooth it down your nail, and then outward.  Use nail file in a downward motion to remove excess.



I did have a few disappointments with these though.  I ran into the issue of size on a couple of my nails.  I don't really think my nails are overly wide, but some of the apps just did not cover my entire nail.  Also, I would have really like to see a bit more consistency in the designs.  The patterns really don't work together - there just seems to not be any rhyme nor reason to where the pattern falls  It almost looks like my index and finger fingers have different designs all together.



Next up we have Parisian, from the Shimmers Collection of Apps.


I am much happier with the consistency in design for this one!


I did of course have the same issues with sizing on these.  


Another thing I noticed about this particular design was the presence of many noticeable air bubbles.


After wearing these apps for only a few hours, I started to notice that the apps began to pull away from the nail along the edges.  I then applied a top coat in an attempt to seal the gap, but unfortunately this only made it worse.

Sadly, I'm not crazy about these ... but I would absolutely recommend them for a mani emergency!  Although, I am still interested in trying some of the other designs to see how they might differ from these two!

What are your thoughts on using nail strips?  Are they awesome?  Are they cheating?  Let me know!!



*** These items were sent for the purpose of review ***

13 comments:

  1. They're quite pretty, pity about the lack of staying power :( Of the two I've tried Sally Hansen is so far the best!

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    1. I tried one of the Sally Hansens when they were first released. I actually really liked them! When I tried them a second time, I had the same problem with pulling away from the nail. I don't know what changed!!!

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  2. If you use a hairdryer to set your nails, they pull away less quickly. Sephora was the first store that had OPI apps, but they were sold under the name Sephora. Sadly, they were very thick and only lasted a day or so. But at least they specified that on the packaging! I wonder if nail glue around the edges would make them stay on better?

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    1. Oh my gosh! That is such a great tip!!! I will definitely try that next time! Thanks sweet pea!

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  3. I love both of these designs! I think they look great on you, but it's too bad you had some trouble with them. I think if they're not wide enough, you can stretch them a tiny bit? Not sure what the deal is with the peeling though...

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    1. They do stretch vertically easily, but not so much horizontally.

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  4. I orderd one on ebay but i want more. I don't know if its real but they don't sell it in my land. I wish someone in america could buy some for me. I love the designs

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  5. very snaky ish looking!! cute

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  6. Love the designs, but that's disappointing that they started peeling away quickly.

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  7. Both designs are great!! At first I thught you did some stamping on the first one lol

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  8. I have used the Sally Hansen ones quite a few time and I love them. I actually do use a top coat on those and I havent had too much issue with peeling. Also I believe they are a little cheaper. Thanks for doing the review on these!! :)

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  9. I know this is long after the fact, but I'll comment anyway :) Yeah, the sizes of apps are pretty random, but if you just use one that's wider than your nail, you can press down all around the edges with a different nail to "chop" it off pretty easily. I feel like this gives it a more natural look than trying to find one the exact width ;)

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