Chic Prints For Nails by Minx Review

Over the weekend, I finally tried out the newest Chic Print For Nails by Minx! More pictures and my thoughts after the jump!

Out of the 8 pretty designs, I picked up Lace, which is a gorgeous white base with silver flower designs. Inside the pack are 16 nail patches to fit different nail sizes, which are all too big for my tiny nails.

The instructions were simple and easy to follow:

1) Start with bare nails. Clean with rubbing alcohol.
2) Warm strip by rubbing.
3) Peel off and apply to nail.
4) Smooth and file off excess.
5) Rub to remove bubbles.

Steps 1 through 3 were a no-brainer and the film applied easily and smoothly with no bubbles. However, the filing part was a HUGE challenge for me. I used both a regular and glass file but still could not file off the excess film while keeping the edges smooth. I ended up trimming the excess with a small scissors and spending 30 minutes total, which completely beats the purpose of this being “quick”.

Besides, the film felt thick and looked so fake my guy friend asked if I glued foil onto my nails. Within hours (2 to be exact), the film started peeling around the edges and I had to take everything off by the end of the night.

As much as I loved the idea of the Chic Prints, they did not work out for me – sad!! I will stick with my favorite Incoco Nail Strips and hopefully, they will come up with more designs soon.

Have you tried Chic Prints? Tell us your experience!

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Chic Prints for Nails is available at Sephora for $15.

Disclosure: The product in this entry was purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I’m so glad you posted a review of this, Phyllis! I have the same nail shape/size as you, and I had been wondering how easy it would be to file the nail prints…and I guess it’s not worth the trouble. Thanks for your review- it saved me time & money! :)

  2. I was about to comment that these sounded like Incoco, when I saw that part at the bottom. I have a pack of Incoco strips that I never got around to opening, it’s good to know they work better but yeah I agree that they should come out with some cool designs like this!

  3. This is really cute actually, too bad it’s so hard to file down and doesn’t last very long. I’m oddly really attracted to the super shiny look you can’t really get with normal nail polish so I guess i wouldn’t mind being asked if it was foil :) Thanks for the review anyways, would have been tempted by these otherwise.

  4. Kim,

    For some reason, I couldn’t leave a comment on your blog. Anyway, <3 what you did with the Chic Prints (yours look so much better than mine!)

  5. The design is really cute but 15$ for 2-3 days… doesn’t last very long ! I prefer my traditionnal nailpolishes lol.

  6. Such a pity that you did not manage to get a proper look on your nails. These stickers give great hope for a good product but unfortunately it didn’t work. Thanks for checking them out.

  7. I love to try new beauty products..after spending 15 bucks to much,I was very disapionted:(..i love the idea. If only they could make it easier to work with,instead of some kind of metalic tape you stick on your fingertips(for that pricw i expect better quality!1boo!! OPI try again!!i love the styles!

  8. estoi muy interesada en este prtoducto, quisiera saver en que sitios los puedo conseguir. soi de lanus desde ya muchas gracias, espero su respuesta. vanina

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