Friday, August 30, 2013

Incoco Nail Polish Strips Review + GIVEAWAY



Hey everyone! Today I have 3 sets of Incoco nail polish appliques to show you! If you're unfamiliar with Incoco, they were the original nail polish strips. (I also received 2 sets of the nail file and orange wood stick combos with my strips.)

Each strip is comprised of base coat, nail color/design, and top coat which gives you the perfect 1-step manicure that will last for up to 14 days. Awesome, right?! There are a ton of great options to choose from: cremes, shimmers, glitters, frosts, sheers, neons, designs.. and they even have french mani and pedicure options as well! There's literally something for everyone!


The first set of strips I tried was Lemon Fizz. Lemon Fizz is a bright, neon creme yellow. If you've ever tried using a neon yellow polish, you know what a nightmare it can be: the polishes are sometimes streaky and they're sheer, so you have to layer them over a white polish.. which adds another step (and more time) to your manicure. Not with the Incoco strips! Put them on and your nails are good to go!

Next up, we have Paradise Found which is a fun, kaleidoscope pattern with pretty, summery colors. There's also a little bit of a shimmer to the strips as well, but it's very minimal. In real life, the background practically disappeared against my skin really making the design pop! These strips looked awesome!


Last up are the Paparazzi strips. My nails had grown out considerably by the time I used these, and they were much easier to apply with the extra length! Paparazzi is a gorgeous pink to silver glitter fade. These strips are solid glitter, and there's even a little bit of holographic glitter mixed in for some extra glitz! My pictures just don't do these justice.. they were crazy sparkly in person!

Incoco strips are awesome! If you're looking for fun and unique designs, or just a huge selection of nail strips.. there's no company I know of that even comes remotely close to their selection! I love that they're a quick "all in one" manicure, and I was able to get about 10 days of wear out of them before I voluntarily took them off.

Before doing this review, it has been a long time since I've used nail strips and I totally forgot that I needed to firmly press the edges down with the smooth end of the included nail files. You can see how they lift up in the first 2 pictures above, and that was totally user error. By the time I got to the third set of strips, I'd completely figured them out and they looked fabulous.

Now since the Incoco strips are real nail polish, they will dry out. They come sealed in foil packs and it says that you should use them as soon as they're opened. My nails were so short when I used the Lemon Fizz and Paradise Found sets that I was able to use half a pack of strips for both hands. I put the other strips in a Ziploc bag with the air squeezed out, thinking that I could reuse them later. I tried to reuse the strips after I took the Paparazzi strips off so that I could get better pictures for this review, but unfortunately the strips had dried out.

If I could change one thing about the Incoco strips, I would make each hand's worth of strips come sealed in their own foil packs like another popular brand of nail polish strips.. that way if you do have shorter nails, you could get 2 uses out of one pack.

Overall, I'm thrilled to give the Incoco nail polish appliques a 4.5 out of 5 star rating!

RATING: 4.5 out of 5 STARS



Incoco has graciously offered to give one lucky MandysSecrets reader their favorite shade of nail polish strips!

Here's how to win:

3 MANDATORY ENTRIES (YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL THREE):

1. Be a public GFC Follower of MandysSecrets. (Click on the blue 'Join this Site' button under the 'READERS' tab in my right side bar! >>>)
2. Provide a valid email address where I can contact you if you win.
3. Leave a blog comment with your favorite shade of Incoco strips. (Or the shade you would most like to try if you win!)

6 OPTIONAL ENTRIES:

1. 'Like' Incoco on Facebook.
2. Follow Incoco on Twitter.
3. Follow @IncocoProducts on Instagram.
4. 'Like' MandysSecrets on Facebook.
5. Follow @MMMandysSecrets on Twitter.
6. Follow @MMMandysSecrets on Instagram.


TERMS & CONDITIONS
This giveaway is for one (1) set of Incoco nail polish appliques of the winner's choice and is sponsored by Incoco. Mandy McCullough is not providing the prize, nor is she responsible for its fulfillment. Prize is not redeemable for cash.

It is open from 12:00 AM EST 08/30/2013 through 12:00 AM EST 09/14/2013. Entries will be collected through the Rafflecopter widget below and then be validated by Mandy McCullough. Falsified entries and entries that cannot be verified will be removed without notice.

Once a winner is selected and emailed, they will have 48 hours to claim their prize and in doing so, understand that their email address will be passed on to Incoco for their prize to be awarded. Failure to respond within 48 hours will result in their prize being forfeited and a new winner selected. No exceptions.



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46 comments:

  1. I really like the paparazzi ones! :) I really like the idea of these.. I'm horrible at painting my own nails so this seems like an easy alternative!

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    1. I love nail strips! They're perfect for when I'm in a hurry. :)

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  2. Ahh Paparazzi is gorgeous! <3

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    1. I know! I love it so much! They're super glam, but not in your face. Perfect combo! :)

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  3. I would love to try venetian lace

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    1. Excellent choice! I love the purple and black combo. :)

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    1. Giiiiiiiirrrrrlllll... me too! It's so glam! :)

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  5. Hey!
    Is this open to international followers?
    Thank you!

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    1. Marta! Yes! I'm so sorry that I didn't get back to you sooner!

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    2. There's still time! Thank you! :)

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    1. Those are so cute! And WAY easier than trying to transfer print onto your nails!

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  7. i have never tried any kind of strips, i would love to give any of them a try

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    1. I think you'd love them! They're so easy to use!

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  8. The Paparazzi strips look so sparkly in the picture, and I love the ombre look, so I want to try those!!

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    1. Awesome choice! You can't stop staring at your nails when you wear them! :)

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  9. Of those you showed, I like paradise found the best :)

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    1. I love that one, too! However if you win you can pick out any shade from their site! (Just in case you wanted something else!) :D

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    1. That one is awesome! The copper base would be perfect for fall!

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    1. That's definitely been a popular choice, and for good reason! It's gorgeous!

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    1. YAY! You'd definitely have good luck wearing those! Haha! :)

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  13. Paradise Found is my favorite :D

    thanks!

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    1. Love that one! It's like instant water marble!

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    1. Perfect for Halloween! I love those pumpkins!

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  16. I would love to try the Zig ones - rainbow glitter zig zag stripes?! YES, PLEASE!

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    1. OMG I LOVE THOSE TOOOOOOOO!!!!!! They'll definitely be in my next order! :D

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  17. I love the wine tasting! Maybe thats the wino in me ;)

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    1. Ooooo that one is so vampy and PERFECT for fall! Love it! :D

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