Sunday, September 25, 2011

product review: nail foils from kkcenterhk

I'm excited to review these nail patches/stickers/foils/wraps I received fromkkcenterhk to review.http://

I have no idea the proper name even though one says nail sticker and the other says nail patch because I know this product is also known as nail foil and nail wraps as well. In case you aren't familiar with these products it is an alternative to nail polish. They are decorative (or plain) foils that are applied to fingernails or toenails. They are hard to apply (atleast to me) and some salons do it as well since theyre more qualified.

There are nail foils that require t

he use of heat to apply, salons use a heat lamp but you can also use a hair dryer at home. Some even us it without the heat and there are some that just need water.

I totally forgot about the use of heat when I did this review. When I first heard about nail foils I watched a tutorial and one used heat while another just applied it and smoothed it out onto the nails. Anyway, this my first time using these types of products.

For this tutorial I used the design with the hearts.

1.)I first removed any previous polish I had on.
2.)Then chose the nail foil that was closest in size to my nail bed and cut it out.
3.)I removed the backing and placed the rounded corner on my nail bed.
4.) Gently smoothed the nail foil as much as I could without creating any bubbles.
5.) Cut off excess foil
6.) Filed gently in a downward motion to file the rest of the foil off.

And you're done! I wasn't too happy with the results. I was a bit too excited to try this and I did it while my kids were awake so you can imagine how that went. I rushed through it and didn't take my time.

It probably looks better in the pics because I tried to hide the flaws lol


To remove is easy. It says to wash off with warm water and soap. All I had to do was peel it off. No problems! Btw, this only lasted me a few hours! Everybody has different experiences though and I am no expert at applying these..yet.

Pros:
It def beats having to smell nail polish!
It comes in really cute designs (a plus for people who are not good at doing nail designs)
No drying time!
Easy, to a certain extent and based on your skills

Cons:
Contradicting myself a bit here, but it can be difficult to apply if you do not know what you're doing.
Doesnt seem to last too long

You can purchase these items at www.kkcenterhk.com or simply search nail foils or patches to see what else comes up. Sally Hansen also sells cute nail stickers as well!

DISCLAIMER: These products was sent to me for review purposes. Opinions are my own .

11 comments:

style='clear: both;' Goldilocks*n*Me said...

Soo cute, bummer that it didn't last long :(

style='clear: both;' Charlotte's Avenue said...
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style='clear: both;' Charlotte's Avenue said...

They are VERY cute!!!! That's something fun to use with my daughters!!! It not lasting long wouldn't be a problem... I'm sure that is because of the heat (possibly)... and I wouldn't use heat on our nails, also...we change our nail color pretty much every other day anyway! :)

Great review!

Char~

style='clear: both;' allthingscuteandgirly said...

Thanks char and GDL it def has its pros. It was cute while it lasted.

style='clear: both;' UntrainedHairMom said...

They are really cute though, looks nice to me :)

style='clear: both;' Michelle G said...

I think these are definitely cute, I wonder if they would work for me. I tend to have small nail beds so it is hard for me to use standard size stuff. I would love to see if they had any for kids. Definitely like the idea of not having to smell polish.

I love how they look on you.

style='clear: both;' Precious @ Precious-Curls.com said...

These are really cute!! Like others said, too bad it didn't last you too long!

style='clear: both;' Curly Hairdo Ideas said...

I absolutely love the look! Thanks for the review
~Karli
www.curlyhairdoideas.com

style='clear: both;' ggmix said...

Great review. They look really good on your nails you hid the flaws well lol I really like your heart shaped pendant your hand modeling is really good (",)

style='clear: both;' Nikki's HairThoughts said...

I like the idea of the foils, but I'm not sure if I like the fact they don't last long. They look very cute on your nails, though!

style='clear: both;' allthingscuteandgirly said...

Thanks everyone. I really enjoyed trying out this new product. I def wish it lasted longer.