Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in L'oreal, Nails, Product Reviews | Posted on 11-02-2013
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L’Oreal Paris recently launched some gorgeous nail art stickers and today I’m reviewing the classic black and gold Poudre D’Or stickers from this range.
Price : Rs 299 for 18 stickers
What L’Oreal Paris says about the product :
Need a manicure but don’t have time to wait for the polish to dry? Get ready to get FashioNAILable with L’Oreal Paris Le Nail Art stickers. Inspired from luxury fabrics, these stickers are easy to use and can stay on for upto 10 days. We have three timeless collections that create ultimate nail wardrobe ranges:
Couture- Nail stickers that are inspired from the latest catwalk trends
L’Or- The timeless black and gold nail art stickers can add a vintage feel to your look
Diamantisse - Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! These stickers aren’t just stickers, they are nail diamonds!
What makes these nail stickers so unique?
The Nail Stickers are easy to apply. You just have to select a sticker that fits your nail, apply the sticker on your nail, fold the remaining over your nail tip and file off the remaining.
1. Zero Application Mistakes: Since the stickers are easy to apply, chances of any mistake is nil
2. Zero Dry Time: Since these are stickers, you do not have to wait for it to dry! It saves you of all the misery of waiting for your nail colour to dry. Isn’t that a blessing?
3. Doesn’t require a nail colour remover: When you feel like changing your sticker, all you have to do is, peel it off. It’s that simple!
4. Zero Nail Damage: Worried if these stickers will damage your nails? Here’s the good news. The stickers are safe to use and will not damage your nails.
The nail stickers not only glam up your look but also give your personality a whole new definition. Truly, nails are your style canvas! It’s time to get FashioNAILable, instantly!
Give your nails a luxurious makeover. Treat them with sophistication with Le Nail Art Stickers. Match your mood and your outfit with these fun nail stickers. All it takes is few minutes of your time.
My take on the Product
The L’Oreal Paris nail art stickers come in a pack of 18 stickers of varying sizes. There is a good size selection there so most women should be able to find a fit for their nails. The sticker is fairly easy to apply, you take it off from the sheet, set it first at the base of the nail and smooth it upwards along the length of the nail. These are quite long so you would need to remove the excess length. Just fold it over the tip of the nail and using a nail filer, file off the excess length.
I love the concept and the designs are fabulous but the issue I faced with these was the fit. I’m sure they’ve been designed to fit most nail shapes but I have pretty curved nails – along the length as well but more so along the width. So when I smoothed down the sticker on my nail, I saw some kinks and bends which spoil the whole look. Its like fitting a 2D shape (the sticker) onto a 3D shape (the nail). While it doesn’t look too obvious from a distance, up close, the finish looks a bit clumsy and untidy because of this.
The second issue I faced was the wear time. Even though L’Oreal claims upto 10 days of wear, my stickers started peeling off from the nail tip after 2 days. If you want to keep them on for long, you basically cannot do regular house work etc. as it is bound to come off! On my right hand, I also noticed the sticker getting stained with haldi (turmeric) while I had food. These are basically high maintenance!
Despite the shortcomings I’ve talked about above, I do like these for special occasions. If I want fabulous nails for a party, I will definitely be using these. They do look pretty amazing and different than usual polish on the hands. And mentioned by brand, there is no drying time and not much room for mistakes. It doesn’t require a nail paint remover either and doesn’t damage the nails. When the tip starts peeling, just peel the whole thing off your nail – it just requires a little bit of pressure and doesn’t leave behind any sticky residue on the nails.
Check out all the designs on L’Oreal’s Facebook app HERE.
Poudre D’Or is from the classic range – a matte black with gold rhinestones at the base. I generally go for glittery tips when I do these kind of manicures but this reverse one looks quite nice too. This one applied much better on my nails as compared to Disco Diamond and I do like the classy look of these one more than Disco Diamond!
The GOOD about L’Oreal Paris Le Nail Art Stickers :
- Easy to use
- No Drying time
- Fabulous designs
- Doesn’t damage the nails
- Easy to file off
- Doesn’t leave any sticky residue on the nails
- Good size selection in each sticker
The NOT-SO-GOOD about L’Oreal Paris Le Nail Art Sticker :
- High maintenance (else it peels off soon)
- The fit may not be great on all nail shapes
L’Oreal Paris Le Nail Art Stickers make fabulous manicures accessible and affordable! While the designs are fabulous and the application fairly easy, these may not fit perfectly onto all nail shapes. They also need high maintenance to keep them on for upto 10 days as claimed by the brand. As for me, they are best used as nail makeup - to be used for a few hours for a special occasion and then removed.
Rating : 3.5/5
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Disclaimer : Product sent by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.