Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mystique Nail Applique

Thanks to Twitter I learned about a company that is producing nail strips, Mystique Nail Applique.  I thought they looked interesting and I had yet to try any nail strips.  Luckily, they were nice enough to send me a set to review.

Here is how the strips arrive:

Each package contains 24 nail strips. You get a full set and a French set.

The application:
This was actually easier than I thought it would be.  I have really small nail beds and figured that I would have to trim the strips, which, for me, would be a disaster!  I was able to have full coverage on each nail using the smaller sizes.  I didn't have to do much stretching, but I did pull them some to make sure they were nice and smooth. I also used a cuticle stick to smooth out the edges.

I got a little overzealous with my nail file when trimming off the excess strip, as you can see with my pinky.

You can see the ends are really rough from the nail file.

I added 1 coat of NYC and this is were I really saw problems.

The strip started to wrinkle on some of the nails and there was some dragging of the image.

After awhile I did think they looked kind of cool, but I'm not 100% sold on them.  I don't think that I am a nail stripe kind of girl, but compared to other nail stripes that I have seen these seem to be of better quality.  Based on ease of use and finished product I think Mystique has something good here.

You can purchase these nail stripes from their website after signing up.  They are $9.95 and have some really neat designs.
Mystique Nail Applique
or like them on Facebook


  1. I wonder why they wrinkled when you put top coat on them. Are we supposed to wear them without top coat?
    They look great, I love the design, but I don't really think I'm a nail stripe girl either. :)

  2. they look a bit darker after the top coat was applied. but they are super cute! :D

  3. I like the design on these, they are really pretty! I've only tried the Sally Hansen ones and love them!

  4. not sure if nail appliques are for me but i really love the design

  5. How long did they stay on? I have always been suspicious that nail wraps are not "my thing", because it is so much easier and cheaper just to paint your nails and use stamping.

  6. If I put a top coat on polish strips, they start to lift at the edges.

  7. Lately I've been using the Sally Hansen ones underneath a different design. I didn't notice any lifting or bubbling on those when I painted over them or used a top coat. They're great for a quick interesting look though.

  8. is a shame that pink is gorgeous I would use it definetly with black if I find this shade of pink


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