Nail Rock Decals: Results
Let’s start with the upside: The Nail Rock decals are very, very pretty, and come in really well-done patterns and designs. The gold foil is exceptionally shiny, and the bright blue and gold stars was a fun look I think would work well for teens, while the cheetah print is a bit more sophisticated. You can peruse the other Nail Rock designs on the website, and overall I think the line does a good job creating designs that will span across a wide age group.
If only these decals were easier to use, and stayed on longer. Nail Rock claims these decals will last 10 days, but I just didn’t find that accurate. While using the product itself, I was frustrated with how thick the decals were; that thickness made them a little inflexible and more difficult to file off. As a result, the edges were a little ragged—you can see that in my final picture—and the decals themselves ended up wrinkled.
And that 10-day time? Not so much. I put my decals on at 8 a.m. Monday and by 9 p.m. that night, they were a wreck—not laying flat on the sides and jagged on the edges. I ultimately got frustrated and just took them off, which you do by peeling them off.
So when to use Nail Rock? I think the wide variety of designs make them appropriate for a special occasion, like a school dance, party, or other event—and their shorter longevity makes them useful for those situations, too. But as a long-term manicure, they’re not a viable option.
VERDICT: B, with the upside being the variety of designs and the downside being the short use time of the product.
PRICE: Depending on the retailer, between $6.99 (at CVS) and $10 (at Urban Outfitters).
EDITORIAL NOTE: The product/s reviewed in this post were provided to Chesapeake Family’s About Face blog by the manufacturer or their public relations company for review. Chesapeake Family’s reviews are inspired by personal experience and opinion, and are not paid for or influenced by the manufacturer, PR company or any other organization unless mentioned.
Photos by Roxana Hadadi.
In middle school, Roxana Hadadi was a cosmetics-scorning tomboy; in high school, a glitter eye shadow- and black nail polish-loving trend kid; in college, obsessively committed to dying her hair unruly colors that upset her mom. Now a bit older and a bit more mature, she’s trying to figure out what hair, body and cosmetics products will work for her, you and your family in About Face, Chesapeake Family’s new beauty blog — and she’ll leave the sparkle makeup and neon highlights in the past. Roxana also writes movie reviews for Chesapeake Family’s Popcorn Parents blog.