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For anyone who may not know, I have a love-hate relationship with nail stickers. I love how easy they are to apply, and who doesn't love zero dry time?! However, nail stickers are not without their downsides either. I tend to have issues with the corners peeling up (my number one complaint) and the price is quite a bit higher than a bottle of nail polish also. But since I love to try out new products, I decided to give these Maybelline ones a try. I have also tried Sally Hansen Gel Strips and Kiss Nail Dress Stickers.
Or Why Maybelline Should Stick to Cosmetics
I wanted to give these Maybelline stickers a whirl, mainly because I wanted to know if they were any better than the Maybelline Color Show nail polish, which I HATE, to put it mildly. This polish is so watery, I had to apply practically 7 coats to get good coverage. Seriously, steer clear people. Not worth your money.
The Maybellibe stickers apply just like the Sally Hansen and the Kiss ones. One thing I did notice is the Maybelline pack does not contain as many size option and the Sally Hansen and Kiss brands. This is an issue for me because I have small nails. So for a few I actually had to trim them with scissors before they were applied.
I also noticed that like the Sally Hansen strips, the Maybelline ones smell like nail polish, whereas the Kiss ones did not. (Sally Hansen touts their strips as being "real nail polish")
I am happy with the outcome so far, and I do like the design, which is part of the reason I decided to buy them in the first place. We will see how they last, the package says up to 10 days. We'll see about that! As far as how they stack up? The Sally Hansen gel strips require the extra step of the gel topcoat and LED curing, but the shine is to die for! And they lasted a nice long time. The Kiss ones come in fun designs and lasted forever also! In the future I would choose the Sally Hansen or the Kiss designs before I bought the Maybelline again. But you live and learn! And they'll be fun while they last.