Alright, y’all. I haven’t been this excited about a beauty product in a loooooong time!
I’m serious. And if you haven’t followed along with me on Insta-stories over the past year, let me tell you why. Over the years, I’ve developed an extreme aversion to nail and hair salons. I never used to be this way, I loved having my hair and nails done in my 20s, but something happened in my mid-30s after I had my first panic attack and developed generalized anxiety. It became increasingly harder to make it through an appointment without panicking, and although I love to have pretty, painted nails, I eventually just stopped going altogether. I haven’t had my nails done in the past year and I sure have missed it. That said, I’ve heard from countless women who also developed this phobia at some point in their life, so I know I’m not alone and that it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just one of my “quirks”. I have lots of positive ones too! 😉
Anywho, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered an easy, affordable alternative that I could do myself at home. They’re affordable, easy-to-apply REAL nail polish strips and you DON’T have to go to a place packed with people to get them! 😀 I ordered my first set, which was a dark gray color called Steel City, and immediately fell in love. Here are a few of the reasons why:
- they’re 100% real nail polish
- you don’t need any special tools or skills to apply them
- they’re re-positionable
- they’re 95% DRY when they arrive, but once you remove the clear cover, they cure to 100% and dry rock solid.
- you can apply them at home
- you can two manicures out of one set
- you can use them on your toenails too
- they’re thin, like polish, not thick like most press-on nails
- because it’s real polish, you can remove them with nail polish remover, or whatever you use to take off regular nail polish with
- they’re much more affordable than a mani or pedi at a salon
- the colors and patterns are GORGEOUS
- they look great for 10-14 days
I shared some stories about them on Instagram yesterday and had such a fantastic response, I thought I’d share them here today too. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off and click the play button to watch how easy they are to apply:
Aren’t they fun? 😀 I’m SO excited about them. I can’t even tell you. I want pretty nails just like the next gal, but regular fingernail polish always chips within hours for me, and obviously going to the salon is not something I’m interested in either. These are so pretty and I love that I can apply them in the fresh air on my porch! And the fact that I can offer them to folks who ask about them (because everyone does!) in an online shop of my own is just the cherry on top! Here’s the pricing info in case you’d like to click through and check them out:
And here’s a link to my online shop: Lettered Cottage’s Color Street Shop
It was a no-brainer decision to sign up to be a consultant for me because, clearly, discovering this product was a solution to a problem I’ve been unhappy about for the past year. But I’m telling you, even if you just don’t have time to go to the salon, or don’t have the money to spend at the salon, or know a new mama who can’t get there in this season, or whatever…these nail strips are SUCH a fun, affordable and durable option and I literally can’t rave about them enough.
The business aspect of it came as a HUGE bonus surprise and I’m happy to share information about that with whoever is interested too! You can always find me at [email protected]
Happy long weekend, y’all!
PS- Oh! One more thing: here’s a helpful graphic that gives you an idea of the pricing on each of the four styles they offer: