I hadn’t tried nail strips after using Jamberry a few times years ago because honestly, I thought it would be a huge hassle and I wasn’t overly impressed with what I had tried. That said, while at an event for Too Qute Boutique, my opinion totally changed of nail strips after getting a sample of Color Street!
Back in my school days and as a young adult before having kids (sweet lil time suckers!), I used to make a weekly home manicure part of my routine because I have always enjoyed having color on my nails and coordinating with my outfits. I had a drawer-full of color organized polishes and loved having fresh polish on my nails. After kids, time became more important (time, what time?!) and I got away from using polishes because I also moved away from chemicals. I ditched all my old polishes and only used Zoya since they are free of the 3 most toxic nailpolish chemicals. Even with Zoya, though, I rarely have time to do my nails and wait for the polish to dry…seriously why does it take so long even with a quick dry top coat??! And I have just forgotten about trying to do Miss M’s nails, even though I knew she would love the color, but she has absolutely ZERO patience and it would’ve ended up a mess.
Color Street nail strips are totally different! They are made from 100% real polish, easy to apply and long lasting! Kind of like super duty stickers for your nails. I get at least 2 weeks from each manicure when wearing gloves to wash dishes. I am a really huge hand washer, too, so it bespeaks of the quality of the product. I am not affiliated with Color Street in any capacity, I just want to share this product with other busy ladies and to explain how the nail strips are great to use with individuals with special needs like Miss M who don’t have the patience to sit for a regular manicure. Read on to learn more!
Color Street’s products are super easy to use: First, clean each nail with the included alcohol prep wipe and let dry for a few seconds (this will prepare the nail for the product). Each package includes the simple steps and once you apply one nail strip, the rest will be a breeze!
- Hold nail strips up to nail to find the strip that will fit your particular nail the best (there are multiple sizes to choose from!)
- Remove clear cover from nail strip
- Peel polish strip
- Tear tab off the end
- Apply strip to nail and gently stretch to fit
- Tear end off (excess)
- Push any jagged edges underneath and gently file any excess material
- If any nail strip gets on your skin, just use the edge of your nail or the edge of the nail file to gently get the strip off the skin
It’s honestly just as easy as this! Just the second time doing all 10 of my fingernails took under 15 minutes and I anticipate it will get faster each time as I get more comfortable working with the product. The best part for me was being able to apply the strips to Miss M’s piggies because she absolutely LOVES anything sparkly, glittery or shiny. Since she doesn’t have the patience to sit and wait for a mani or pedi to dry, this totally solved our problems! I would put one on, let her run around for a few minutes, then repeat. 🙂 Although she’s nonverbal and can’t tell me what she thought, her happy squeals were all I needed to know regarding her feelings on her pretty piggies!
My super friendly Color Street consultant, Wendy, was kind enough to show us how Color Street can be coordinated with some of our fun Spring outfit combos at Too Qute Boutique! Take a look at the options below and let us know what you think! All of her nail strips are B3G1 free and range from $11-$13 for a pack. Each pack has given me 2 manicures which is a great value for as long lasting as their products are! Personally, I prefer the glittery type as it seems easier to hide any application mistakes that I make, but there are dozens of beautiful options.
What’s your favorite combo? Reach out to Wendy here for info or to shop her amazing products and contact me if you have any questions about the Springy outfits above – everything is in stock and online now at Too Qute Boutique!
xo – Sarah