Jinx Nail Polish Strips

Hi everyone!  Today I'm going to show you my first experience using nail strips.  I've always wanted to try them since they came out but the only ones I have come across in stores are the Sally Hansen nail strips, and at over $9 a pop, I couldn't bring myself to do it.

I have heard from a few people that Five Below (where I buy my Funky Fingers polishes) started selling nail strips for $3, so last night I decided to take a trip there. Sure enough, there they were, a brand called Jinx.  12 polish strips in each package for $3. I decided to pick up 2 packs and headed home.

I decided, instead of just showing you the final product, that I would show you the steps it took to get me there.

Click pictures to enlarge.

Package contained 12 nail strips, a mini file, cuticle stick and a silver paper that I didn't use.

Step 1. Peel clear film off from top of strips then apply correct sized strips to nails.

Step 2. Apply nail strip, smooth out and bubbles and fold excess over nails.

Step 3. File in downwards motion to remove excess.

Final Product.
From start to finish, this whole process took about 15 minutes and I think it was fairly simple, especially for first time users like myself.  The strips themselves were easy to maneuver and reposition on the nail if need be.  Smoothing out air bubbles was simple too.

I do have 2 gripes. Disappointment #1. The package only contained 12 strips, so there's less of a chance of them fitting you correctly.  If you look at my thumb in the last picture, you can see that the strip doesn't cover the nail completely. Disappointment #2. The smell. It reminds me of halloween masks. You know, the one's that you completely slip over your head, so the only air you're breathing is from inside the latex mask. Bleghh. But it's because of the latex-like material of the strip that it makes positioning on the nail easier and more flexible (gotta take the good with the bad I suppose).

All in all, for only $3, I think these strips are the way to go for me.  As far as how well it wears, we'll see. It's only been a few hours so far.

Sooo..thoughts? Have you tried nail strips before? What is your experience with them?


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