Sometimes I am simply amazed at what technology is doing in the beauty industry. Take this newest nail polish advancement from Incoco. Forgive me if I start to get excited and sound a bit *giddy* as I go on – but I love this product. Love, Love, Love!!!
Incoco Dry Nail Applique is a revolutionary product, almost one of those you can’t believe it until you see it kind of things! So, these are basically nail strips that are applied to the nails, almost like a cling-on type of sticker. But truly there is much more to this product. The strips actually contain a base coat, nail polish, and top coat all in one. Yes – they even smell like nail polish. It is almost weird how well these work.
Inside the Incoco package:
20 nail strips in various sizes
a nail file/buffer
a cuticle stick
a polish removing cloth
I used these strips on my daughter earlier last week, and after seeing how they held up during two hours of basketball practice, I knew I was next in line to try them.
The technique takes a little bit to get used to at first. Trying to figure out exactly which size strip to use, and figuring out exactly how to place the strip on the nail, how much pressure to apply, and even learning how to correctly file off the extra strip. I would say that I spent about 35 – 40 minutes on my first try, applying the nail strips myself. The end result looked perfect though, and my nails were immediately polished and dry. Seriously, it looked like I had just spend $20 at the nail salon, in about the same time, without leaving my house or worrying about smearing, smudging, or chipping any of the polish off on the way home. Amazing!
So, it is ten days later, and I decided I needed a “polish change”. I used the polish cloth to take off the polish strips – simple. This was nothing different than taking off regular nail polish. Then I shaped and buffed my nails, and applied another set of strips. But this time, I knew how to peel back the clear protective film, separate the strip from the backing, and which size I would need to choose for each nail. I finished all of my nails in just under 20 minutes. 20 minutes, people!!! A perfect manicure, with a great color, looking professionally done, and the best part – NO DRYING TIME!
Honestly, I do not see any reason whatsoever to go back to using regular nail polish again. I mean it. You have to try these.
There is a great little video on the Incoco website briefly explaining the whole process, and I bet this will save you time if you watch it a few times before applying for the first time. I, of course, didn’t watch it until after I applied my daughters set and mine! ;)
Right now, I see that these are available at Walgreens and walgreens.com. The price for everything included is $5.99 for a colored set, and $7.99 for a French Manicure set – which I have yet to try, but really want to!
If you have used these, I know you are as thrilled as I am about them. Let me know how you feel, and if you have any applications tips or tricks – though I hardly think it could be any easier than it already is.
Ooh – I can’t wait to try them on my toes!