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!