Monday, July 8, 2013

Incoco Nail Polish Applique Review

I received this in a Birchbox almost two years ago and I finally am trying these out for the first time. These are the Incoco Nail Polish Appliques. These can be purchased from incoco.com  These vary from $7.99 to $9.99. There are literally hundreds of designs of these things on their site. They have all kinds of holiday designs, snake print, cheetah print, plain nail colors, etc... They're cheaper than the Sally Hansen ones and there are WAY more designs to choose from. I believe this shade is called Bling Bling after looking it up on the site. The website says that 2 strips of 8 are included so I guess because this is a sample from Birchbox, that's why this only came with 2 strips of 6?


This picture shows how the polish is mostly silver glitter, but with a couple of multicolored glitters in there as well.






This coupon code is sadly no longer valid, but I included the picture to show that these are DBP, toulene and formaldehyde free.




In this shot, you can see that these are not completely opaque, but it's not extremely noticeable.


One of my complaints was that the strips didn't completely fill my nail, again nothing extremely noticeable, but if the full size has 8 strips instead of 6, the issue is probably fixed.


My Thoughts: I thought that the strips were a little too sticky. They seemed to stick to everything before they stuck to my actual nail which made them a little difficult to apply. They were wet enough when they came out of the package that they smelled like nail polish. I never had that with the Sally Hansen Nail Strips. Because they were so wet, they needed a little bit of drying time. It was only about 3-4 minutes, so that's less than how long a regular bottle of nail polish takes to dry. It felt very smooth for a glitter nail polish and I didn't apply a top coat. They were a little bit sheer which you can see in one of the pictures above. They lasted about three days which is pretty good, but at the end of the third day I had to remove them. They were pretty difficult to remove, which is typical for a glitter polish. Overall, if buying them from the website comes with 16 strips instead of 12, I would definitely purchase these for myself. They're cheaper than the Sally Hansen ones and there is a lot more variety in the shades. I'm already looking into buying some!