I love a bit of nail art but I don't have the time or the patience ( or the talent truthfully) to do it myself, so obviously I just had to get my hands on the new Essie sleek sticks nail stickers as soon as I possibly could. Essie does some really funky patterns and I chose stickers and stones, a shiny purply grey base with 3D diamante accents.
They're pretty easy to apply to the nail, you simply match up the different sized stickers to each nail choosing the round or the square end according to the shape of your nail bed. My problem came when I had to use the nail file to remove the excess sticker, I always seemed to remove too much which made it look as though the sticker had shrunk back from the edge of my nail. You can just about make this out on the picture below, especially on my little finger.
Unfortunately this shrinkage was a bit of a deal breaker for me. I managed a full five days out of these stickers and I think they would have lasted quite a while longer but I really couldn't bear my nails looking so messy so I removed them. I'm sure it's probably just my technique but having tried plenty of other brands of nail stickers and nail appliques that haven't caused this problem, I'm not sure that I would bother with these again.
What do you think, have you tried these nail stickers and had similar problems?