Anyway, this is what the strips look like (I'm not showing the packaging because it was beta release packaging so if you order them it will look different, I think). This set is the zig zag silver and black nail foil strip set.
The packaging I got didn't have the full instructions, but Will, who had originally contacted me to do the review, sent me an email with these instructions:
Not... great. I followed all the directions. I cleaned, placed, smoothed, and pulled. Then smoothed some more. Then smoothed some MORE. After much smoothing of wrinkles and tucking in of edges, I obediently trained my hair dryer on each of my fingernails and smoothed even more. And still...
I just couldn't get them to fit quite right. I was bummed because I really liked the way they looked and wanted them to look awesome on my nails. They're so shiny and metallic and cool looking! But alas, I don't think a love affair between me and nail foils was meant to be.
On my thumb and my pinkie they looked awesome - flat and without creases at the edges of my nails. But I guess that my other nails are shaped differently or something because I just could not for the life of me get them to smooth out properly on those nails.
They do look really cool from further away, though!
Based solely on my experience I don't know that I'd recommend these foils. However, to be fair, I will say that they are cheap, fairly easy to apply, and may work just fine on other nail shapes. If you aren't a perfectionist or you like trying new things (or have nails that are shaped differently from mine!) then you'll probably like them. I'm just not sure they're for me, unfortunately!
What do you guys think of these? Would you want to try them or have you ever tried nail foils? I'd love to hear about your experience with them if you have!
Disclosure: The product in this post was provided for an honest, unbiased review.