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Incoco Nail Appliques Review and *GIVEAWAY* **CLOSED**

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hi guys! Today I'm on a mission! My mission is to get you to love Incoco Nail appliques! To celebrate their new website, Incoco is allowing me to review their product and they are giving one lucky person a set of appliques!

Incoco nail appliques are actual nail polish strips that are 3-free and include a base coat and a top coat already. You will have a salon quality manicure that will stay beautiful for up to 14 days.

Below are 2 sets that I was sent. Today I'll be showing you the one on the left, Topaz Treasure.

There are 16 strips total -- more than enough to suit all your nail sizes. To choose one, simply hold it up to your nail to get a pretty accurate measurement. These are double sided to give you more sizing options.

I have always been a fan of nail polish strips. I used to wear them all the time before I got serious into nail art on my own. It has been a long time since I've used polish strips, especially ones that I love. Whoop, there, I said it. I LOVE THESE!

So here were the steps I took. I always start with my pinky finger and work my way to the thumb. The smallest one is usually always the one that fits my pinky. I tore off the single nail applique off of the row, peeled off the clear plastic covering, and gently pulled the applique off of the paper backing with the silver tab.

Then I gently laid it at the base of my nail, smoothed one side, then the other, and worked it down to the tip. You can also stretch the applique to give it a tighter seal and to reach the sides of your nail if you need to. No folding occurred and I was able to get a full seal on every nail!

As you can see in the pictures, there are a few minor naked spots near my cuticle, but nothing super obvious.

I didn't buff my nails prior to application but if you have harsh ridges, gently buff those away before you begin. All I did was wipe mine clean [twice] with rubbing alcohol. Total time for 1 hand took about 5 minutes...probably less. This manicure will last you up to 14 days, but that also depends on how much you use your hands. Typically, because I'm typing a lot and doing things around the house, I can get a good 7-10 days without a chip. I even had to file down my nails with the appliques on and there wasn't even the tiniest bit of lift along the nail edge.


Okay, now that you've heard me rave about how much I LOVE Incoco's nail appliques, here is a trick for you. I know that some people have complained that appliques are a waste because the strips that you don't use just dry up--that there's no way to preserve them. Well, I've got a solution.

While some of you may not be able to utilize this idea, maybe you know of someone that could help you out with it if the situation ever occurs.

When I was done with my 5-minutes-or-less manicure, I put the leftover strips back into the plastic envelope and that back into the cardboard envelope. Can you guess what I stuck THAT in next?

My FoodSaver!!! YES! I decided to vacuum-seal my appliques to prevent them from getting dried out. If air is what ruins the leftovers, then why not take the air completely out?

If you have any sort of vacuum seal device at home, put it to good use for your nail appliques, nail polish strips, whatever! You will never have another wasted strip again!

[If you want a FoodSaver for a great price, Costco has them!]

Now that you know all about Incoco and how you can easily store your leftovers, are you ready to win some of your own? Incoco sent me an extra set of nail appliques to give to one of you!

This set is from their Summer 2013 collection! The set you'll be winning is in the color Barcelona Beauty. Incoco describes these as, "Ripe, creamy, and oh so beautiful, this raspberry shade is just the right deep pink shade to give your nails a little juicy flavor for the invigorating summer months."

Follow the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win! This is open to all US and International readers! Good luck!

Be sure to visit Incoco and order you some cool designs for the summer! Get social with them, too!

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These products were provided for an honest review. This giveaway is sponsored. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.

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  1. My 2 faves are: Paradox and Topaz Treasure

  2. Hard choice, all are amazing, but I think I liked Behind the Scenes and First Crush the most <3

  3. They look really awesome!
    I visited the Incoco site and I really loved first crush and show off =)

  4. The design on these are so pretty! It looks awesome on your nails :)

  5. Smell the Roses and Sealed with a Kiss. All are amazing :)

  6. Hippity Hop and Purrty. :D Thanks for the chance!

  7. Topaz Treasure and Behind the Scenes!

    Thank u for giveaway!

  8. My favorites are Heart to Heart and Rock On!

  9. I love the Diamondback Blue and Rock Out!

  10. So many to choose from but I'd have to say Disco Queen and Diamondback Blue! =)

  11. Urban Jungle and Total bombshell

  12. Mirage and Love is in the Air are my favorite designs from Incoco website.

  13. My favourites are La Rambla and Spring Fling! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway :)

  14. Ritz and Spring Fling are gorgeous!

  15. pretty please and fairytale ending :0 so good!

  16. It is very difficult to choose...My favourites are Ballerina Princess and Delicately Put! Thanks for this giveaway!

  17. Winter wonderland and in bloom :)

  18. First Crush and Pretty Please!

  19. Smell the Roses and Sealed with a Kiss.

  20. La Rambla and Spring Fling

  21. A Floral Affair and Shooting Stars are my two faves. Thanks Kat! :)


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