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 ***