Today, I have a review of Born Pretty Store's french tip stickers. I've been dreading writing this review because I wasn't a huge fan of this product, but I've promised myself that I will always be honest with my reviews, so here it goes.
I received these with my glequins, the review can be found here, so the shipping was fantastic. I'm always surprised how fast items from the Born Pretty Store ship, plus it's free shipping - double plus. I know french tips are a little passe, but I thought these would alleviate my complete inability to do a french mani with two colors. The package comes with stickers to do chevron tips and also a swirly one, which is kinda neat. The main issue I had with these was that the stickers are so thick it's hard for them to stick flat against your nail without some gaps, which of course leads to bleeding lines. Plus, the stickers were too sticky and ripped off part of my mani - mind you, it could have been because I didn't let the base color dry enough, but it was still sort of a bummer. I tried the "stick to your skin a couple of times before applying" trick and then they didn't stick!! It was a bit of a balancing act to say the least. The neat swirly stickers were so long, you loose the cool swirl and only end up picking up a slight swoop. I also found that the stickers for the french tips were a little too straight for my nail, I think this is also due to the length. Out of the three types of tips, I preferred the chevron ones, although I did have to maneuver my fingers so that I was holding down the sticker to prevent bleeding.
Despite the negative experience with this product, I would totally continue to buy products from them even if they choose not to ask me to review products for them again. The value for what you get is just too good to write them off for one bad experience. Plus, the total cost for this was $1.58 for three sheets with enough to do your all of your nails twice, which is so worth it. If you think this product would work for you, you can order it here, or search the Born Pretty Store with item ID 4093 or 3pcs French Circle/Arrow/Fancy Manicure Tip Guides Strip Nail Art Toes.
|Bonus right hand shot!!|
|Here's what I did with the regular french tip stickers, you can create some cool cut-outs , but again it was hard for the stickers to stick.|
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It's too bad these weren't thinner stickers with a little more stick, because then they would be fabulous for those of us newbs who can't do two toned french tips!!