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Influenster Beauty Buzz: Kiss Nail Dress Product Review

Influenster Beauty Buzz: Kiss Nail Dress Product Review

by davincikittieApril 13, 2012

As a member of the Influenster’s VoxBox testing team, I get periodic boxes of complimentary goodies to test and review.  This quarter I have three products to share with you guys.  Two are beauty-related and one is food-related.  Now I know that’s not what we normally review, but a little diversity is a good thing, so here we go!

It’s time for the Influenster Love VoxBox product reviews! The next one is…

Fashion That Sticks

Introducing Kiss Nail Dress, ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 10 days. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 18 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jeweled designs. Check out Peplum, a deep black with multi-colored gems for a pop of color, or Babydoll, for a golden and glamorous jeweled look. Skip the topcoat, Nail Dress has it built in.

With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration.

And don’t forget about your feet! Nail Dress looks awesome on toes, too – just use the square side of the sticker for a perfect fit.

Review: Kiss Nail Dress (Brown Leopard print)

I’m really not a nail girl. Not. At. All. I am WAY too harsh on them, they’re naturally long and strong (meaning they don’t need much upkeep… don’t hate me!), and they grow extremely fast (making polish not usually worth the effort). I only tried these strips because of the Influenster program – it was the product in my box I was least excited about. Imagine my surprise when I gave it a quick try, without reading the directions, and was able to figure out this super-simple system in a snap! Select the size that fits your nail, place the strip on and smooth it down, fold it over the end of your nail and file through it with the attached nail file. Voila – beautifully dressed nails!

Kiss has a fun selection of outlandish nail designs, some with appliques for extra sparkle. It took me less than 20 minutes from start to finish, the very first time, to get these puppies on. And I didn’t waste any strips due to misalignment – you can just peel them off and stick them back on! You can also be creative with the various colors by cutting them in smaller strips and going all art deco on your nails. Too fun!

I only have a few complaints…

  • The strips do leave little bumps as you get to the edges of the nail and start bending it down for filing. On the plus side, all these designs are so complex and snazzy, no one but you is going to know about the slight unevenness.
  • Also, if you (like me) think you’re going to get a little extra mileage out of the strips by placing them OVER the cuticle (hey, it’ll grow out and still look good, right?), think again. The few I’d placed too far down the nailbed kept getting hung in my hair. Ever tried to wash 3+ feet of hair with stickers on your nails? Not fun. The positive is that I can testify how well the properly placed ones worked. The instructions are your friend. Read them. *grin*
  • While there are 14 different sizes on each sheet (which is fantastic!!), mine came with two different colors of leopard print: light and dark brown.  They’re similar enough that I didn’t realize this until the next day, when I looked down to see 7 dark leopard nails and 3 light leopard nails.  Not a biggie since I’m just testing, but somewhere on the packaging should have said something about the strips not being the same colors!

I kept my strips on for almost 4 days (Kiss says they can last up to 10 – those must be people with slow-growing nails who placed them perfectly and never play with their fingernails…), removing them only when the tips had been visibly rubbed off and my nails were showing through (like I said, I’m hard on my nails and actively scratched at the edges). They came right off with no discomfort or damage to the nails, leaving behind only a thin layer of adhesive that washed off with a quick hand wash/nail scrub. The tips of my nails had a bit more adhesive on them, as that’s the part I’d been playing with for days, but that also came off quickly with a little nail polish remover.

I got a TON of compliments on these, from random people and friends/colleagues.  I will definitely use these babies again (and branch out to new colors), especially at only $6.99 a set!

My nails look like they just went on a safari. It is awesome, yes it is!

Where to Buy
Nail Dress’ suggested retail is $6.99 and is available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens.

Visit to learn more!

Quick Take: Simple, fairly quick, and stylish, these snazzy little stickers give you flexibility and style in a snap!

Usage Tips: Smooth down the center of the nail then out horizontally for the length of the sticker. Fold down the corners over each side of the nail first, and lightly file off the extreme ends near your nail bed. Then fold down the very center and file that. Work your way back out to both edges from there. Flip the file over from the harsh blue side you just used to the softer pink side and file the entire nail edge until it’s smooth.

The Verdict: 4/5 Great colors/styles, incredible usability, fairly durable, no mess and no mistakes. Quick, easy, and trendy – the perfect alternative to nail polish!

*No compensation was received for this product review, and all opinions stated above are the honest thoughts of the reviewer.



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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at
  • April 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Gotta admit, I have been curious about these. Wondering whether they really went on nails as well as they say they do. I’m glad to hear that they are easy enough to put on.

  • April 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    They totally were! Easier than the impress press-on manicure I tried. But both are great for date nights or moms like me who never have time to let my nails dry… or when I don’t want to wait before I pick up my book. Lol! Love the kitty print you got DVK! 😉

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