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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Product Review: Hot Topic Press on Nail Polish

Hot Topic Press on Nail Polish in Leopard Fade
Product: Hot Topic Press on Nail Polish
Price: $4.99
Steph's Rating: Stephs Rating 3.5 Kisses 
Buy it: Hot Topic Stores

Happy Friday Divas! If you're following me on twitter you've already seen a sneak peek of my uber cool mani from last weekend. Let's break it down and see what this Press on nail polish is all about!

Press on Nail Polish you say? Yes! If you'd ask this Addict about Press on Nail Polish a few months ago, I'd just roll my eyes and shake my head in shame. Because fact of the matter, I can paint my nails faster than fooling around with this little package. But, Hot Topic had me at Leopard!

Hot Topic Press on Nail Polish

This isn't your typical Press on Nail Polish...It's a gradient of neon colors with a Leopard style design! The nail art is a huge bonus. For me, it would be next to impossible to replicate this look without Minxing it. If your not familiar with Minx, it's a polymer nail covering that uses heat to adhere to the nail.

Think stickers for your nails. While Minx uses a heating process, these don't. Each package includes a total of 16 stickers, 8 different nail sizes. With the misfortune of my small nail beds, any pre-sized artificial nail or sticker usually runs ten times bigger. Needless to say, I had to customize each one with my handy cosmetic scissors.

Application is the most important step. The true enemy is air. When applying the sticker to your nail, make sure it's completely sealed with no air gaps. Flatten and finish edges with a nail file to take off remaining excess.

If applied correctly, the nail polish stickers may last a good 3+ days. To remove, remove gently by peeling from edge.

Check out one more swatch below.

Multi Color Leopard Artwork using Stickers

Easy enough? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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(9) Comments

Anneli said on Sep 18th, 2009 7:53 pm
I saw those on your twitter the other day and thought they looked amazing, I can\'t believe those are stickers. o.O I need some, hopefully these will show up on ebay because I\'m in Sweden and we don\'t get hot topic here.
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Lizzy said on Sep 18th, 2009 10:49 pm
Would the wear last longer if you applied a top coat over them, or would that not work.
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Lucy said on Sep 19th, 2009 12:45 am
That is really a sexy look! I've seen these type of stickers on a couple of other blogs. They look easy enough to do. Especially for the nail art challenged person.
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avroys said on Sep 19th, 2009 7:12 am
Now that is some cool nail art stickers! What a fun mani for a week end. Hope you are having a great one!
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Bella said on Sep 19th, 2009 7:52 am
Those are freakin cool, and they look incredible on you!! A Great alternative to Minx!! Please Please do a Tutorial
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Dandy112 said on Sep 19th, 2009 4:06 pm
These are really nice! Were there other designs? I will have to check the Hot Topic in my area!
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Judy said on Sep 19th, 2009 6:22 pm
The mystery revealed! These are gorgeous, I may have to check those out! I went hunting for faux nad plates at Hot Topic and saw these but I dismissed them. I really need to be better about just "dismissing" things. I miss out!
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Sanna said on Sep 21st, 2009 10:19 am
That looks so cool!
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yaya said on Oct 12th, 2009 3:57 pm
i love the final look!
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