Hi frenzzzzz! Today I have a semi-new to me product called Nail Cones! I saw this on a blogger product review site and I couldn't not sign up. I have a heard of a similar product being sold by an Instagramer, but she vanished a few months ago. SOOO I was excited to try these. Check out how Nail Cones work after the jump!
|Nail Cones instructions|
|Nail Cone applied|
The idea behind Nail Cones is to avoid clean up while polishing your nails. Like above, the Nail Cones tuck under your nail and around the sides of your nails. It's ideal to wash and dry around your nails so the sticker sticks well to your skin. They come in 3 different sizes:
|Different size of Nail Cones|
They come in a variety of 3 different sizes - I outlined them in Sharpie so you can see the differences a bit better. The smallest one (on the left) is slightly too big for me...even my thumb. Maybe pedicures for the larger sizes? So, I kinda wish there was one more size smaller :]
I understand getting polish on the sides of your nails; however, I've honestly never had a big issue of getting polish under my nail. Maybe some people do *shrugs*, people would have to if these were invented lmao. I decided to use these the way I saw them used on Instagram as the MIA seller of stickers with the same idea did/use my creative ability to not follow instructions :P
|Nail Cones applied reversed|
If you do gradient nail art, you KNOW clean up is honestly the worst part of the whole thing... but we all deal with it because gradients are badfreakinass. Soooo I flipped the Nail Cones to protect the top of my nails at the cuticle area to avoid clean up. I also feel that flipped this way, the cones protect more of the sides of my nail. I think that angle just works better for me to be honest!
SOOOOO let's take a look at the results from a gradient I did!
|Nail Cones applied reversed after a sponge gradient|
LOOK AT ALL THAT MESS I WOULD HAVE TO CLEAN OFF OF MY SKIN!!! But now I don't B) Yes, I know that there are techniques to avoid the dreaded mess (i.e. tape or Elmer's glue) but those haven't worked for me. I have extra, crazy, dry eczema skin that makes it hard for me do use some products. However, these STUCK to my skin and didn't move until I wanted them to!
Now let's remove the Nail Cones:
|Results of using Nail Cones flipped|
I'll take this mess over my typical gradient mess ANY DAY. You can see better what I meant when I said that the small size were slightly too large for my nails. Still not too bad though! I can't even express how happy I was because it cut down the time it takes me to clean up gradients in more than half. Awesome.
Happy, clean gradient nails :] With less of a mess to usually clean, it actually made my cleanup look nicer than usual because I didn't half ass cleaning due to frustration :P
|Nail Cones used in nail stamping|
I loved the gradient but then I had an epiphany and was like OH GREAT SCOTT! I CAN USE THESE WHEN I STAMP TOO!!! Not like stamping clean up is crazy, but it's still cleanup. I think they worked out pretty well for stamping! Probably better than the gradient :P
As you can see I reused the Nail Cones. I didn't think I would be able to use them again. I was worried about the lack of stickiness after the 1st removal. Well surprise, surprise - they stuck to my skin nicely (after wiping my skin with acetone). Even better? I used them the next day for another gradient and they stuck perfectly! I'm going to use the heck out of this set until they don't stick anymore hahaha.
|Leopard rainbow gradient nails|
Overall: For $5.99 shipped you get 4 sheets of Nail Cones for a total of 60 stickers. I don't think that's a bad deal at all and I would purchase them so I wouldn't have to deal with clean up! LOL I really enjoyed Nail Cones. I do wish there were smaller sizes, but I think if I scooted the round part down to my cuticle I would probably be able to get some use out of them. If tape doesn't stick to your skin and Elmer's glue around your nails drives you nuts - give these a shot! I'm glad I found this company and I think this such a cool idea :]
To be honest - the way they are intended to be used makes sense to me but I think applying them reversed (the way I did) makes more sense. I hear more people express concerns about nail polish on the sides and cuticle area than I do about under the nail (which I think would probably be the easiest part to clean up?) Plus... this kinda screws up the whole "wrap your tips" process, which makes polish last longer LOL.
So there you have it! What do ya'll think of these Nail Cones? Would you try them??
Have a good one,