Review: OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps in Gold Lace!!
Late post for you all today! I put these photos on my Flickr then spaced out for a day (or two) about posting them to the blog. Whoops! Anyway, I’ve got one of the OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps designs that was sent to me to share with you all today. We’ll be looking at one of the ‘glitter’ designs, Gold Lace.
In the past I’ve had horrible luck with getting these nail app things to look good on me. I have narrow, highly curved nail beds…. Not super ideal for the majority of nail app designs. 😛 After many failed attempts at getting them to lay flat on my nails without rippling I’d just about given up on them. These OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps may just change my mind. 😀
OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps – Gold Lace
The OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps come in a set of 2 strips with 8 apps in varied sizes on each strip. I do think that the size difference between the smallest and 2nd smallest strip is too much. I have teeny fingers and I wish there was something in between the two.
With this specific Gold Lace design I did have to cut off and reshape a lot of the strips because my nails weren’t long enough for the black portion of the pattern to be visible after application. You’ll see what I mean in a bit.
Here’s the instructions on the back. Pretty straight forward and simplified. Just how I like ’em. And they’re not kidding about using these things right away. Once they’re exposed to the air you cannot come back to them a day later and use up the leftovers, they’ll be dry as a bone. You could use the excess ones and do your toes as well if you have enough strips left. ^_^
The apps themselves were a breeze to apply! For my ring finger I applied the app without cutting down the size and as you can tell only the gold lace pattern is visible. But I like it because it gave me an instant accent nail! For my other fingers I just re-cut the ends of the app to fit my fingers while they still had the backing attached, then I applied them to my nails and smoothed down the sides with a rubber cuticle pusher. I then bent the excess over my nails and gently filed away the edges. Finally I added a layer of China Glaze Fast Forward top coat to seal the design. Not necessary but I really think it helped with the longevity of this look for me.
My application isn’t 100% perfect but for someone who really sucks at applying these things they turned out pretty damn great! 😛
Here’s some close-ups of the Gold Lace design for you, in both variations on my nails.
I really enjoyed these nail apps! And I want to add that these babies wore like friggin’ IRON on my nails. I’ve had these suckers on for a week now, through 4 days at the salon in and out of acetone with clients and through 389434.6 manis and pedis. And I have just the slightest amount of tip wear on my nails. I definitely feel like you get your moneys worth out of these OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps! I have 2 more designs to try out and I can’t wait to play around with them! ^_^
OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps are available at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for the suggested retail price of $11.95. You can see what the other nail app designs look like by viewing the press release [HERE].
* The product(s) in this post were sent to me for unbiased review consideration.