December 2, 2011

Sephora by OPI TrendTips Real Lacquer Strips in Feathers -- pics, swatches, mini review

Hello, Beautiful!

Even though I love to polish my nails on a daily basis, there are still times that I need a break or choose to take a break from doing my nails. I'm on one of those breaks right now because I have a busy weekend planned, which starts off really fun - having a girls night with a friend I haven't seen in awhile. Then a hair appointment to refresh/re-awesome the blue in my hair (every 4 to 5 weeks it goes from a beautiful electric navy blue to a not-so-pretty smurf blue). The weekend ends with organizing my makeup/nail/hair room (hopefully I can give you all a room tour early next week), and lots of present wrapping in secret so my son doesn't know where we hide the presents.

Anyhow... my point was that I like to put these strips on my nails when I'm busy and don't have time to do my nails. I was excited to try out the new Sephora by OPI TrendTips Real Lacquer Strips. I purchased two designs: Feathers (which I'm showing you in this post) and Birds (which I'll review at a later date). Check out the pics and my mini review at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Sephora by OPI TrendTips Real Lacquer Strips
Design: Feathers
Design Description: Multi-colored feathers with metallic-sparkle.

Mini Review:
I really like these nail polish strips! One thing I liked was how low-fuss they were. By that, I mean I didn't need to buff my nails prior to putting these on (which is often a must-do step for other brands). I was able to wear a base coat underneath (I applied one coat of Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat), then put these on top with no issues. They applied really easily and so far, they're doing justice (I've been cleaning and my nails are getting a lot of abuse; they're staying good but we'll see how they fair after the weekend). I didn't apply any top coat, yet they're glossy all on their own. 

I really liked the Feathers design on Sephora's website because it looked like metallic colorful feathers. And yes, in a way that's how they look in person, but maybe not as awesome as I thought. They are colorful and slightly metallic looking, but to me it looks more like a tropical print -- like tropical leaves or something. I still like the design, but I'm not going crazy over it. The other design I purchased is the Birds design. I kind of have the opposite feel on that; I sort of liked the design on Sephora's website and ended up loving the design in person. I'm actually excited to get them on my nails, but I'm waiting until the next time I take a nail polish break.

They really remind me of Incoco's 100% Real Nail Polish Strips with the way they're packaged. The price for the Sephora by OPI TrendTrips are $12 each for 16 strips. Not too bad of a price and most of the designs are unique, while others remind me of similar ones from Incoco or Sally Hansen. Overall, I like these and will see how they wear for me this weekend. If they work out well I'll probably purchase more because I do like a lot of the designs. 

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these nail strips and the Feathers design? Have you tried any of the Sephora by OPI Trend Tips, or will you? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. These look really pretty! But I wish they were just a tad bit cheaper

  2. Oh wow, these are amazing! I love all the colours and the design is so pretty! I haven't tried nail trips before although I was sent a pack by BornPrettyStore to try.

  3. This design looks gorgeous! Love it!

  4. Love, love, love. You'll have to let us know how they wear. I usually put nail strips over artificial nails. They cost enough that I want to get the most wear out of them as I can. Currently on day 9 of Incoco strips and no chips, dents or peeling!

  5. Wow this is one of the prettiest designs I've seen. I just love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Just did the pink and black lace. Really easy to apply - actually the application was easier than my believe sally hansen salon effects. Really pretty. Hope it the wear is long-lasting. Just ordered the glitter cheetah and snake prints.


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