Essie has recently got on board the nail applique/sticker craze with their Sleek Stick Collection. I admit I havent been very interested to try any nail appliques until Essie released theirs. With an assortment of 12 “runway inspired” designs you can easily create a flashy mani at home in minutes. The stickers a pre-cured with UV lights.
The Essie Sleek Stick Collection contains:
- 18 nail appliques
- 1 cuticle stick
- 1 file and buffer
- 1 instruction sheet
With 16 stickers included I was able to find ones that fit my nails perfectly. When picking up the stickers, I suggest you pull from the top as to not take any of the tackiness away. Placing the appliques to your nails takes some concentration. To apply, I placed a sticker right on the bottom of my nail first, pressing them upwards and onto the sides. I applied pressure all over my nail to make sure they were on well. I cut off the excess by lightly filing them in a front to back motion. I found that using a side to side motion tears away too much of the sticker. I still got a bit of a ragged finish no matter how many times I tried.
Applying the appliques to your nails is very easy and takes about 5 minutes. For ease of application these are wonderful, however for lasting ability these are not a great option. The Sleek Stick Stickers barely lasted through the night. I got a lot of wear on the tips and the design wore away halfway down my nail before the day was over. I highly suggest using a top coat to keep the design intact. If you are light on your hands you could get about 2-3 days out of them with the top coat. To remove, place a little oil on your cuticle and they will pull right off.
I would only suggest these nail stickers for a one night occasion. Even so, a top coat is a must! I don’t think I will personally be picking these up again myself. At $10 I would like them to last a bit longer. I would be curious to see how they would work on the toes. Paired with a strappy sandal for an event they could be quite lovely and might fare better.
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Have you tried the Essie Sleek Stick Stickers? Will you be picking them up?