i’ve had these garden party nail appliques by incoco on for 48 hours now and i don’t think my nails have ever gotten more compliments! let’s just say that i have tried a lot of nail strips since they hit the market and incoco’s might just be my favorite.
for starters, the number of prints and styles they offer is unmatched by any other brand. they have everything from solids (creme, frost, glitter, neon, shimmer, sheer), to prints (graphics, florals, animal skins, dots, and more!), and even french tips in every color, design, and texture you can imagine. selection aside, i’m highly impressed with the variety of sizes in each pack of 16 strips. you get two each of eight sizes, from one suitable for your big toe (and i am loving the statement toe!) to one tiny enough for your pinky, so there’s something for everyone.
the incoco strips are extra easy to apply and to smooth because they are stretchier than other options out there. but maybe best of all, they are a total piece of cake to shape. excess almost falls away so there’s no awkward fits – it’s awesome.
to get the job done, i use sally hansen’s ahead of the curve sapphire nail file to round out the edges. it’s amazing! once things are in place, i add a coat of deborah lippmann’s ‘flat top’ matte topcoat to seal the strips in place and to extend wear. i like that the finish isn’t shiny so you’re left with a satin effect over the sticker print.
the end results are so much more fun than a traditional manicure! and at $8.95 it’s a cheaper option, too. all in all, it’s the easiest way for me to get a nail art look without having to sit through the painting process.
i’m kind of dreading the day that these will have to come off!