Sunday, April 15, 2012

Kiss Nail Dress

Kiss Nail Dress

I'm kind of a no fuss girl. Although I like to look nice and I always wear a little make-up (blush, powder, mascara - nothing much), I don't really spend a  lot of time messing with my nails. I prefer to keep my finger nails bare because it is just too much maintenance for me to bother with polish. Plus I'm not all that handy with the nail polish brush. And I really can't stand the feeling of fake nails. But once in awhile there is a special occasion and I want to do my nails, so I suffer through with the polish, and the wiping up my mistakes with a cotton swab dipped in polish remover. Then I wince as it smudges and gets chipped within hours. And finally, I furiously scrub all the polish off when I can no longer stand to look at the mess, using many cotton balls and lots of nail polish remover.

For someone like me, who prefers not to deal with nail polish, polish remover, or fake nails, Kiss Nail Dress is a good alternative. It's basically nail shaped stickers that come in a variety of colors and patterns. A set comes with 28 different sizes of fashion strips, to accommodate both fingers and toes. Using them couldn't be simpler.

As always, following the directions carefully is very important and will have a huge part in determining your success when using this product. Start with totally clean, bare, and smooth nails. Use alcohol or nail polish remover to ensure the nails are completely clean. Then choose the right size from the three sheets of strips, and apply to your nail. Here's something pretty important that I missed: for finger nails, put the rounded side of the strip at the cuticle; for toes, put the square side of the strip at the cuticle. Put the strip very near, but not on the cuticle, and smooth it from the center. Fold the excess over the tip of your nail (if you're like me and have pretty short nails, there will probably be quite a bit of excess strip). Then used the enclosed board to file it down. The extra just comes right off when filing, so you can get a very customized fit. When you're ready to take the strips off, just peel slowly - no nail polish remover is required.

Because I'm participating in the Influenster Vox Box program, I received a set of Kiss Nail Dress to try for myself. I love the concept. I did not, however, love the leopard print that I received. So I used one to see how it works, and promptly took it off. The package says that it lasts for up to 10 days, but I did not get to test that claim. However Bethany is anxiously waiting for me to pass them on to her and I'm sure she'll have fun using them. For a special occasion, I think I would try a solid color or maybe see what other patterns are available. They are definitely easy enough for me, they look nice and smooth, and don't have the stifling feel of fake nails.

Kiss Nail Dress comes in 18 different styles and retails for approximately $6.99. For more information, visit

I received one package of Kiss Nail Dress free of charge through the Influenster Vox Box program. All opinions are my own.

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