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essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips

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Hello, hello! Today I want to show you some nail stickers I wore recently and got quite a few compliments on. I’ll explain further below but for now let’s just say I struggled with keeping these stickers on all day without wanting to remove them!

essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips by Dry, Dammit!

essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips by Dry, Dammit!

essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips by Dry, Dammit!

So as you can see these are French nail tips essentially, although essence calls them nail lace tips. You get 28 stickers all up in two different designs. I put them on over two coats of ulta3 Coral Silk from its new Spring / Summer Collection and then topped it off with a coat of Seche. The Bloom Me Up! Collection does include four pastel polishes, but I haven’t bought any because I feel like I’ve already got those colours in my collection. The nail lace tips are called Bloomylicious but since there’s only one variety I’m not sure why essence even bothered giving them a name other than nail lace tips.

Now, I’m not sure if it was the Seche but after my nails dried I noticed the tips moved away from the edge of my nail, leaving a very noticeable gap, probably about 1mm. I was like, “Argh!” and wanted to remove them straight away because I just thought it looked stupid but for the benefit of the blog I persevered. You should also note the shape of the nail lace tips is not really compatible with square nails, as I have. They are more suited to squoval nails. And, although I thought my nails were pretty small, it turns out they’re quite massive as I couldn’t find a sticker that matched up exactly to my nail size.

I applied these stickers at night-time and went to bed afterwards (as you normally do) and I found even though I wrapped my tips with Seche some of my nails had dirty sticky bits on them from where the sticker pulled up as it dried. So that was annoying. I had to keep wiping the tips of my nails remove the sticky bits. I will say though from afar my nails looked pretty decent and I got a few compliments and people wanting to know where I got my nails done. That was nice.

essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips by Dry, Dammit!

essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips by Dry, Dammit!

essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips by Dry, Dammit!

I should probably mention the actual application. I used a combination of tweezers and my fingers to remove the stickers from their backing and I’ve got to say you have to be a bit rough because they’re stuck on tight! But not too rough otherwise the sticker might tear, so it’s a delicate balance. To place the stickers I just ended up using my fingers as opposed to tweezers, but that’s just what was comfortable for me.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$2.75
  • What you get: 28 lace nail tip stickers in two designs

Overall I don’t think this product worked too well on me – I found the shrinking and small sticker sizes really annoying. However, in another review I was reading the blogger used the stickers at the curves of her cuticles, so maybe that would be a better look to try. On the positive side it was a relatively simple process and easy nail art without a lot of effort if you want to give it a go. Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “essence Bloom Me Up! nail lace tips

  1. Wow how bizarre my daughter bought me a packet of these from price line today. So thanks to you I think I’ll use them at the base of my nails!

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