Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My First Experience with Incoco Dry Nail Appliques & a Discount Code

Hi everyone!!! Today I want to share my first time experience with the Incoco Dry Nail Applique. I received a few sets of these for review a while back and I just finally got the guts to try them out. I was nervous that I would be clumsy and unable to do it so I put it off and put it off but you know what? In the end it really wasn't as difficult as I anticipated. It's not fool proof, there is a slight learning curve but application is not as scary as I thought.

Incoco Dry Nail Appliques are strips of base coat, nail polish and top coat, which come to you dry with a slightly adhesive backing. The strips are roughly nail shaped and there are 16 strips in a package which are double sided for a total of 32 sizes. I was pretty successful in finding the proper size for my nails.

You apply these to clean dry nails. I think the best way to describe the application process is to refer to the chart below from Incoco's website.

Click on the image below to see directions. It will be clear and readable once you click:

Application is slightly tricky but not impossible. The kit comes with the mini file shown in the photo and a mini orange stick. I actually used the orange stick to smooth the applique over my nails at step 5. I found if you placed the applique at the bottom of your nail and then worked your way up it was easiest. You can stretch the applique a bit and I found doing that to cover the top worked well.

I had some trouble with my ring fingers. I scrapped a few strips when trying to apply them to those fingers. I guess they're a funny shape. But I think you can see in the photos that it worked out fine. I did not run out of strips, in fact I had a few extra.

Being that this was my first time using the product I did not expect a flawless manicure but I think, if I do say so myself, I came pretty close. I had one nail on my right hand that looked like it had tip wear because I didn't stretch the applique properly over the edges of my nail, and some of the appliques on my right hand I sized wrong so you could see the sides of my nail if you were being picky about things but otherwise I was happy with the results.

Let's look at some photos. I apologize for the silly shape of my nails, I had recently cut them down and was going squoval but I don't think I did a good job LOL. They're better now.

Not too shabby right? I think they looked pretty darn good and people were shocked when I told them they were essentially stickers.

Once on they felt like regular old nail polish. Once adhered you couldn't peel them back or anything. Once they were stuck they were on there like a regular polish.

I did not wear these long enough to test wear. I will do that with another package and report back. I removed these after three days and in that time I did not get any chipping or tip wear so that's pretty great. The website claims they last up to 14 days, I can't speak to that but it'd be interesting to try.

These come in a variety of colors and finishes including french manicure style (which I'd love to try). You can purchase them online for $7.99 a package. I think that's sort of pricey when you consider the average bottle of polish goes for about that and you get way more than one application from it, but it's a novelty item I guess.

So what do you think of Incoco Dry Nail Appliques? Have you tried them? Let me know your experiences. If you haven't tried them do you think you will? I think the idea is cool but I will stick to my good ol' classic bottled polish. I will use the rest of the strips I have and let you know how they are and if I come across and interesting "gotta have it color" I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up but these will not replace polish for me.

Incoco was kind enough to offer a 10% discount code to my readers. That code is PRIM10 and it expires on 11/30. Enjoy!

Prim and Polished

Disclosure: This product was sent to me for consideration. All reviews are done at my discretion and are 100% honest and uninfluenced by anyone.


These came out great. I found some package while I was on vacation, but they were in hideous colors. I'll have to order some :)

Hi Jackie! Of the colors I have left to try the most exciting ones are Soho Chic and Oscar night.

I think some places have "the old formula" and that's why they are unloading fugly colors. I have been told that anyway!

Wow,that looks really nice :-)

U always wanted to try this out and everytime i see blogs posting about this im more crazy about it.

You might have had a little trouble with application but it certainly doesn't show! I would never have guessed that wasn't real nail polish. I saw another blog doing this and theirs looked like paper and was to be honest, quite unappealing.

Thanks Nail Crazy.

Lady Luck, let me know if you try it.

Danielle, thanks! I have seen some bad pics of it too which scared me for a while. I was so afraid it was going to be a mess but it wasn't bad!

I tried them after reading your blog and I love love love them! I highly recommend these! Thanks for the review and the coupon code!!!!!!

I am so glad you enjoyed them Rebecca! Yay!