Before I had the twins, I used to do my nails leisurely at night, at least once a week. I would paint them, let them dry while watching TV, and then I would take a shower the next morning and scrub the huge amounts of nail polish off of my cuticles and around the nails. I am a messy nail-painter, but by sticking to my ritual, no one (except Tim) ever knew it.
I hardly have time anymore to do my nails, so when I get around to it, it is sometimes during the day during nap time. That’s not too good if I have to go somewhere afterwards with messy fingers due to my inept painting abilities.
So when I heard about Nail Cones, I was intrigued. It is supposed to protect your skin when you apply your nail polish. Sounds perfect for someone like me, right?
I received a sample sheet of Nail Cones to try out. After looking at the website, this sheet is the one that is sold as well ($5.99 via their website). You will get three different sizes on the sheet, and 5 “cones” of each size.
I looked at the directions on the packaging, and I started to apply the cones on my thumb and pointer finger as instructed. I found that the cones (which are just a really sticky sticker) were sticking to everything. Plus, that wouldn’t protect where I am usually the messiest (the base of the nail). So for the three remaining fingers, I switched the side around and it fit much better on my fingers. Not perfect, but better. Plus, I didn’t stick to everything that I touched.
So how did it work? Please forgive me that I didn’t attach “after” pictures, as I had to run and care for the babies once the nails dried. I will say that they worked pretty well at protecting the skin. Not perfect, but much better! The three that I turned around and did my own way fared better than the first two, and I think that this is because of the way that the sticker fit to my fingers and nail shape. I wish that they included an extra small size, as my pinky could have used that size. Plus, I wish they would have curved in more at the bottom to better first the whole of my nail.
Overall, it’s not bad for you to try and see if they fit your fingers, especially just at $5.99. I wouldn’t buy them again myself (because of the fit), but I’m glad I got to try them.
Here are the directions on the packaging:
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