Is it Halloween yet!? Can you tell I’m excited for Halloween!
Yes, here is another Halloween themed manicure! I love Halloween. I can’t help it.
I did some DIY spider nail art last week and I’ve stuck to my spider theme. That was a complete accident! I ordered these strips from Avon awhile ago (along with the super awesome amazing (insert more adjectives here) Gel Finish polish in Royal Vendetta).
Avon has had their Nail Art Design Strips for awhile now I just never had much interest in trying them. They’re not made from real nail polish which always makes me second guess getting nail strips. But the Halloween designs won me over.
Overall I am extremely impressed with these nail art strips. Avon has stepped up their nail game.
Below the jump is my full review of these nail strips including the packaging, application and removal process.
Packaging: The packaging is standard. 18 nail strips come in a cardboard sleeve. The only thing included inside are the nail strips.
Directions: Again, the directions are pretty standard. The only hiccup I found in applying these was my mistake. With nail strips that are made from nail polish I make sure to stretch the strip and wrap the tip. I did that with these and I ended up with what looked like tip wear. This self inflicted problem was solved by simply not stretching the strips.
There is nothing in the directions about applying a top coat but I decided to. I used Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat. Another self inflicted problem. The top coat caused the strips to shrivel up much like a raisin. It wasn’t really noticeable from a distance but I will be skipping the top coat in the future!
Application: Other than the few mistakes I made that I already mentioned application of these was simple. I was impressed by how thin and flexible the strips were.
These are by far the easiest nail strips I have ever applied that were not made from real nail polish.
Design: I love the design of All Webbed Out. Because the base color is a sheer(ish) silver nude the design is almost subtle. The (fake) rhinestone at the center of the spider web is also a nice touch. It’s a more chic way to do Halloween, if you will.
Wear and Removal: I found these wore as well as any nail strips. I didn’t do a proper wear test (I only wore these 3 days) but when I took these off I only had slight tip wear.
Removal was simple. I just pulled them off like stickers then removed any residue left on the nail with polish remover.