Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nail Rock Stickers: Blue and Gold Stars

Nail Rock Stickers: Blue and Gold Stars

Have I mentioned that I may be going back to Cambodia? Yup, I've been talking to my boss about potential new projects for me and I may be going back in late April or early May. I'm excited, but I thought it was hot when I went in November. Well, it really was hot and humid, but apparently it's a lot worse in April. This time I will be bringing powder so I don't get heat rash! Well, I'll probably still get heat rash, but hopefully not as bad. 

You guys know I am terrible at nail art. Terrible. Luckily, for people like me, companies have been coming out with cool stickers or polish strips to get the art without the trouble. Nail Rock is a new company to me, and they apparently are sold online or at Nordstrom for $8. At first I thought they'd be like the Sally Hansen ones, but they aren't. They are actually stickers and are much thicker than the Sally's ones. To apply, I followed the directions from their website (see here), but as you can see, I still had some issues with wrinkling and uneven edges. I tried stretching them to get the wrinkles out, but they are too thick to move much. I also tried several different files to get the ends smooth with little success. I tried a glass Swissco file and the ones that come with the Sally Hansen kits. There are different sizes of stickers and I had no problem with them fitting my nails. On the bright side, I do like the design and how it looks from afar. I don't like how the end doesn't stick too well and starts to lift after a day. What do you think? Have you tried these?

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Rachael said...

Huh. I looked at a few other blog posts about these and there seem to be a lot of application problems. They definitely don't seem as easy to use as the Sally Hansen ones. It's too bad because they have some cool designs. Also, it's kind of a pain to heat them up.

cestmoi19 said...

Love the pattern! But, I can see what you mean about the application and finish. The Sally Hanson ones are so fab, I'm not sure I'd turn to these even with the cool design.

Might be a fun gift to get that high school/middle school cousin for her birthday?