Monday, July 21, 2014

NOTD: Incoco Dry Nail Applique French Manicure

Aside from applying eye makeup, my other weakness is doing my nails. I just can't seem to get the color on evenly. It also takes forever to dry! When we go to the mall, my sisters would get so excited with the new shades of nail polishes, and I'd be like meh. When Glenda came, I was stuck at home so I decided to finally play with Incoco Dry Nail Applique French Manicure. I got this as a prize from a game I played over at Etude House Princess Academy.

No more drying time? Oh yeah! :D

About the product:

Incoco Nail Polish Applique is the next generation of nail polish. Get the vibrance and brilliance of liquid nail polish -  with no drying time. Each strip can be gently stretched for a perfect fit, for a beautiful manicure that lasts up to 14 days. Incoco offers a wide assortment including: Color Manicure, Design Manicure, French Manicure, Design French, and Pedicure.

Inside the pack:

Instructions + nail file

White tip

Base color

  1. First prep your nails, making sure that you've cleaned and buffed them beforehand.
  2. Measure each strip vs. your nail to get the exact one that goes with your nail shape.
  3. Remove the clear protective covering at the front of each strip, then the paper backing at the back as well.
  4. Stick the white strip first, and pull the excess downwards away from your nail.
  5. Top off with the clear base color.
  6. File any excess if needed, to make it more even.

Each strip is soft and flexible. It can easily be stretched to follow the nail shape, and any excess can be easily removed. I did it wrong on my index and middle finger on the shot below, but cleaned up the excess afterwards by just pressing it against my nail bed until the excess polish got "cut off".

I'm no good with polish, so I can't believe it's this easy to make French tips at home, by myself! This kit is fool-proof and long-lasting. With proper care, it's said to last for 2 weeks - that's almost like gel manicure. When I have manicures done in salons, they usually just last me 3 days and things start to get ugly. I might have monstrous typing habits, since I type all day at work and no polish has withstood that yet. This one's already at its 4th day and no signs of chipping. I'm betting my princess nails will last me more than a week.

Unfortunately, I think this product has been discontinued by Etude House Philippines.  You may purchase it here instead.

I usually go for red or dark shades such as royal blue or black as I love how they pop against my skin tone. But right now, I'm loving the clean look of the French manicure. I'll do this again for sure. :D

Anywhere else I could get nail polish strips like this?



  1. Oh my gosh you read my mind! I was supposed to do some nail sticker post din. Hahaha oh well. I have a lot of other stuff on deck and will start mine a bit later. I'm so happy it's easy to use, wish me luck! :)

    1. Good luck with that, Tellie! Masaya siya. Haha :D


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