I’m about to admit something. Something I probably shouldn’t. But hey, like I always say, “Blog first. Regret later.“
When I was younger (probably 10 or 11), my sister Beth somehow convinced me to let her do my hair and nails. She was really into Boy George and Culture Club at the time (Note: I still am not a fan of either) and wanted to put those beaded braids in my hair and dark nail polish on my fingers.
I probably told her she could do it if she paid me a dollar or something. Anyways, she did it. And what’s worse, she took a few photos. The really scary part of all this? Yeah, I have no idea where those photos are today. Considering we’re in the age of the Internet, I’m pretty much screwed at this point.
Anyways, why am I talking about having my nails done? Because these days, women (and even guys) are going crazy coming up with some amazingly awesome designs. And thanks to some companies, it’s easier than ever to turn your fingers into a flesh-and-blood art museum!
I was sent a number of nail-polish appliques (with zero drying time!) from Incoco to test out. Now, I wasn’t falling for this a second time. And if I was, well, you better believe I’d charge my sister at least $50 this time around.
But I do have something now that I didn’t when I was a kid: nieces!
So when we recently visited my sister-in-law Debbie’s house for a family gathering, I brought Incoco’s kits with me. My niece Amanda was ecstatic to try them out. And even better, my other sister-in-law Melissa was excited to put them on for Amanda.
Yep, all I had to do was sit back and watch.
It’s apparently a pretty easy process. Here’s the materials before Melissa started.
Now she just needed a toe to work with. Oh, look, Amanda just happens to have a nice big one ready to go!
After peeling off the backing of the nail, Melissa prepared to join it with Amanda’s foot. Let’s watch what happens!
After a little trimming for size, some nail filing and… BAM… instant gorgeous, funky toenails!
After doing one or two toes, Melissa really got into the groove of it and said it was pretty easy to apply. Her only complaint was that each package comes with two sheets of adhesive-type nails and if you don’t use them all, the other ones could dry out. Sure you can toss the leftovers in a ziplock bag, but it’d be a cool touch if Incoco packaged each sheet separately. Other than that remark, she really liked applying them, and Amanda really liked donating her toes for this experiment!
Let’s see how they did on her entire foot, okay?
Love the neat design and that turquoise color is so summer isn’t it? (Is it? I’m a guy. I don’t know what colors are in or not!)
Amanda also had her fingernails done with a different style.
Even Allie’s cousin Ivy (that’d be my cousin-in-law I guess) wanted in on the fun. She gleefully donated her hands to this one:
Pretty simple and pretty neat looking, right? Amanda and Ivy both loved them and loved showing them off to everyone even more.
If you’re interested in trying out Incoco’s nails, check out their website, chock full of an entire line of colors and designs.
The fine folks over at Incoco were kind enough to offer up some prizes for a giveaway on Mommy’s Busy Go Ask Daddy! Two lucky winners will each get a Classic Nail Essentials Kit, valued at $40!
Nail Essentials Kit: Classic
Includes 5 shades. For the sophisticated lady who loves her classic nail colors, this nail kit contains 5 perfectly refined nail polish shades to make women with the chicest styles look even more elegant! From a passionate red to soothing neutrals, a silky pink and our most popular French shade, these tasteful nail strips will put you in a whole new level of class!
Win a Classic Nails Essential Kit ($40 value)
Giveaway ends on August 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Two (2) winners will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the Contiguous United States (including District of Columbia), who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Each winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited by law.