These are Claire's Bling Nail Stickers
Since I'm drawn to anything with rhinestones on them I of course grabbed these when I first saw them.
These nail stickers look amazing in the packaging, don't they?
Yeah, well let me tell you that they look a heck of a lot better in the packaging than on my nails :(
I attached a picture of the back of the rhinestone stickers which is the part that adheres to your nail.
It really is just a simple sticker adhesive, unlike the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips that I previously reviewed. The Sally Hansen ones are not sticky in the sense of a conventional sticker like these rhinestone nail stickers from Claire's. It's a bit difficult to explain but the Sally Hansen Nail Strips adhere sooo well once they're placed on your nails, whereas the Claire's nail stickers don't adhere nearly as well and they can be easily lifted off (even with a top coat on as was suggested!)
So, what are my complaints with Claire Bling Nail Stickers?
*There are not enough sizes in the package and the sizing is quite narrow. I don't consider myself to have wide fingernails either and I always find perfect sized acrylic nails to fit me when I buy fake nails. So these strips are definitely on the narrow side.
*I really liked how I could file off the excess part of the nail strips when I was using the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. It was very easy to use the nail file they provided for both my left hand and right hand. Well, it's a different story with Claire's Nail Bling Stickers. You have to trim off the excess part of the nail strips instead of easily filling them off. Since I'm right handed, it was actually a bit of a task to trim the excess nail strips properly off of the fingers on my right hand. Especially since I wanted to trim them in such a way that it wouldn't disrupt the rhinestone pattern.
*These nail stickers do not adhere well. It is totally the opposite of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips which adhered extremely well to my nails. So because Claire's Nail Stickers do not adhere all that well, the corners easily lift off your nail. Even after two layers of top coat, some of the sticker's edges are slightly lifted. On top of that, when I used the top coat it muted out some of the shine from the rhinestones. Very disappointing.
*This is probably due to the choice of colour, but the nail appliqués do not stand out very well on my nails. I thought they would sparkle and shine from across the room. Nope. And that nail polish top coat certainly didn't help either!
I really do not recommend Claire's Bling Nail Stickers and I certainly will not be repurchasing.
It's too bad because I love rhinestones.
If you'd like to see more pictures of this Claire's Nail Bling Stickers, please feel free to go to my direct blog link at: http://karen-is-here.blogspot.com/2011/12/review-claires-bling-nail-stickers.html
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