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SEPHORA by OPI Chic Print for Nails

What it is:A breakthrough array of precut nail patches for extraordinary nails, instantly!What it does:This innovative line, brewed by Minx (and loved by your favorite celebrities) creates customized nails, featuring fierce patterns and prints to satisfy your wildest mani-and-pedi dreams. Dress your tips with your favorite design: anchor, stars, checkers, tiger, fishnet, chrome lace, black & gold geometric, or skulls.What else you need to know:One set of Chic Print for Nails contains 16 nail patches of varying widths, for a one-time application to fingers or toes. The nail patch is a solid-film material with an adhesive back that is activated by friction. The warmth from friction creates conformability, allowing the patch to fit over the compound curves of your nails and seal onto the nail bed. The patent-pending material removes easily by rubbing and peeling off.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA by OPI Chic Print for Nails

Question
Can I use a heat lamp with these like normal minx?
When I have used minx in the past I heat them with a heat lamp to apply. Can I use these the same way?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
lovetve
(Dixon, IL)
on Chic Print for Nails
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
with these you don't necessarily need a heat lamp, they really only require the heat from your hands to heat them up. but i did use a lamp briefly just to ensure that they stuck to my nails :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ashsil2000
(Boca Raton, fl)
answer 2
yes, you can also apply a layer of acrylic or gel over to create a long lasting, floating effect to nails.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
answer 3
It most likely wouldn't hurt. I used a blowdryer to apply mine and got fab results.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
BeauteJunkie2
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 4
I haven't been to Minx in the NYC, but I find that using a blowdryer can help. I use it on the decal prior to application, then on the nail itself once the decal has been placed. I've tried three different patterns, and for the last two I used the blowdryer technique - I found that the decals lasted longer than my initial go. But a lot depends on how well you take care of your nails w/prints on =)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
pelinakeke
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
answer 5
I'm not completely sure, but since it's more a UV lamp, it's probably safe if you don't get your nails too close. Guess I'll know more after my daughter tries hers. She makes jewelry under those lights and they take 20 min. to cure so it's probably not too bad hot.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
morley227
(Kansas City MO)
answer 6
No, you don't need to. They just stick on their own!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
JaggersMom
(Rochester, NY)
answer 7
No heat lamp required just stick and trim. These are awesome.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
CupcakeErica
(sacramento, CA)
answer 8
Having been through the Minx process, I knew that they are normally heated with a heat lamp. I put on the first nail after just rubbing it but heated the second finger near a regular light bulb. It was noticeably more flexible and I didn't have bubble issues. Since I'm not sure these were made to stand up to high heat, I'd probably stick to a regular bulb just in case they weren't made to stand up to the heat of a serious heat lamp.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kateburning
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 9
I think you can. I heated mine up by resting them over a table lamp with an incandescent bulb, and they softened up very nicely.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
nutella14
(Somerville, MA)
Question
Would top coat make this last longer?
I usually use Seche Vite, the holy grail of top coats. Would it extend the life of these nail stickers? I want to buy them, but at the same time, they're $15 for one set...
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
pinksoysauce
(Colorado)
on Chic Print for Nails
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
i wondered the same thing. and i tried it out.. the prints stayed shiny and intact for about 4 days w/o the top coat.. i only applied top coat because i wanted to see if they would help them stick longer..after i applied it i didn't really notice much of a difference it helped for maybe a day or so.. so in my opinion it doesn't really matter..
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ashsil2000
(Boca Raton, fl)
answer 2
i used Creative Nail brand's Super Shiny Top Coat, and they lasted three weeks, and looked really good as a french. as needed for lifting on sides of nail, touch up with a little extra top coat.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
answer 3
The second day I had these on they were starting to peel so I figured a top coat would help seal them in, but it didn't do much to keep them on. They're very pretty but they don't last long at all.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
chibineko
(Illinois)
answer 4
I tried the top coat trick -- in my case, it just exacerbated the air bubbles, but if you can get a SUPER smooth application, it should work well. :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ashli185
(philly, pa)
answer 5
Absolutely, I've tried a few prints and with each use have noticed that a top coat does make them last longer.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
msjazzy
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I tried using a topcoat on my first set, since the tips were peeling, but to no avail. I figure that if you can get the decal to adhere to the nail as much as possible when you first apply it, then it lasts longer (the latest one I tried lasted about 5 days, and I'm pretty reckless w/my nails, lol).
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
pelinakeke
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
answer 7
You dont need a top coat, in fact I put mine on (a really good glossy thick coat) and it ended up peeling off the next day. However it didnt damage or hurt the nail sticker. Which just goes to show it didnt need one in the first place.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
CupcakeErica
(sacramento, CA)
answer 8
You should not apply a top coat over it in my opinion. This is not a polish and the reason that they do not stay on long is because the edges will come up at some point.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
melmommyboss
(Decatur, GA)
Question
I have gel nails, can I still us the chic prints over the gels?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Pacificgayle
on Chic Print for Nails
8 answers
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answer 1
yes you can!! :) they work on all types of nails..when you're ready to take them off all you do is peel them away !! and there is no damage done to your gel or natural nail..

you may have some adhesive left over but you can just rub it off..simple lol
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ashsil2000
(Boca Raton, fl)
answer 2
yes, just apply stickers, then put gel top coat over top and bake in lamp
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
answer 3
yeah you should be able to apply them over your nails :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lisakwms
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
YES, they are just sticker "Decals" they will probably last a long time on the gel Nails.... BTW I am a Nail Technician.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ttoes3
answer 5
As they are like stickers, I am sure it wouldn't damage your gel nails.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
popartgal
(Laval, Canada)
answer 6
Yes you can put this over gel nails just as you can with regualr Minx. Just ensure that you clean you nails off with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Kourt2knee
(Oakland, CA)
answer 7
Didn't work on mine. I was most unhappy.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lilacrose
(Chicago, Illinois)
answer 8
I don't see why it would be a problem, but I doubt they would stick better.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
bunny0920
(Little Falls, NJ)
Question
Do nails have to be un-painted/un-polished before applying the Chic Print for Nails patches?
asked 4 years ago
sirenphoenix
(Langhorne, PA)
on Chic Print for Nails
8 answers
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answer 1
Yes, nails must be clean of polish and oils. Wash nails and and clean with polish remover, or alcohol, before applying.
answered 4 years ago
sephorever
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
These have to be used on bare nails, I'd recommend you lightly buff them and use nail polish remover to get rid of excess oil so that you will get a good stick. Mine lasted about a week, even in the pool and jacuzzi.
answered 4 years ago
JJLovelyStylez
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Yes, the nail should be completely bare in order for them to adhere properly.
answered 4 years ago
missymillmill
(Burlington, VT)
answer 4
Nails must be clean and free of all polish and any lotions. Use alcohol pads to clean nails prior to application and nails must be completely dry.
answered 4 years ago
liz90210
(Portsmouth, NH)
answer 5
yes they should be clean and unpolished! Your going to apply the clear coat to the top of the chic prints after you have applied them.
answered 4 years ago
akachurchlady1
(lynwood,illinois)
answer 6
yes, your nails must be unpolished and clean
answered 4 years ago
Perfect10CSN
answer 7
Yes they do. In the instructions that come with the patches it says that you have to start out with bare nails and clean the surface with alcohol to remove any oils.
answered 4 years ago
MissesRed
(El Paso, TX)
answer 8
the nail should be free from any oil before applying so they strongly suggest using alchold to clean before applying. i have heard that you can use them over nail polish (but kind of would defeat the purpose since these cover your nail completely; i dont think the polish would show through) once the nail polish is dry, i would clean the nail surface with alcohol and then apply the design. i'm also not sure how the polish will affect longetivity of the minx application, but i know it can be done.
answered 4 years ago
sammyjoei
(riverside, ca)
Question
are the chic print for nails available in stores or online only
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
CC4K
(los angeles, CA)
on Chic Print for Nails
8 answers
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answer 1
I got mine in the store, but they only two patterns. You can get the most pattern choices online.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
izybit
answer 2
They have them in the store, I live in NY and i also found them in Vegas when i visited. I'd call your local store to be sure.
answered 4 years ago
JJLovelyStylez
(New York, NY)
answer 3
they are available online and in the store i would suggest going in the store so you can see them.
answered 4 years ago
akachurchlady1
(lynwood,illinois)
answer 4
they're in stores too
answered 4 years ago
Perfect10CSN
answer 5
The nail prints are available in stores and online. I would probably go online for the best selection because in stores they seem to be selling like hotcakes!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
nene1990
(Akron, OH)
answer 6
I bought mine in-store! (was in NYC, but assume they're sold elsewhere.)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lmmshops
(New York, NY)
answer 7
they are available online and in stores
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
answer 8
I purchased mine in stores
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lizannthegreat
(SF, CA)
Question
How do you put this on?
Do you have any tips that are useful to make the process of putting them on easier? Thanks :)
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
vanevita
(Edmonton, AB)
on Chic Print for Nails
7 answers
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answer 1
File your nails, lightly buff them, use nail polish remover to remove excess oils, let nails dry and then cut the strip and keep smoothing them and pressing them, you can use a nail clipper or grooming scissors to cut them, I did it fine by myself but it may be easy with a littler help.
answered 4 years ago
JJLovelyStylez
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I used nail clippers to cut off the excess after applying the stickers to my nails. Using a file as directed did not work at all!
answered 4 years ago
liz90210
(Portsmouth, NH)
answer 3
use fingernail polish remover prior to sticking them on.
use a glass file.
use a hairdryer to set adhesive instead of just the friction of rubbing your finger over the nail
if the edges turn up, use clear fingernail polish to hold it down and extend the life of the look
answered 4 years ago
Perfect10CSN
answer 4
The way I put these on was first i cleaned my nails off completely from any nail polish residue. Then according to the directions on the package took rubbing alcohol to each nail before I applied the prints. Also if the fit for my nail was a bit off i used scissors to trim the rounded part to fit my nail!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
nene1990
(Akron, OH)
answer 5
warm the strip in your hand pre-application by pressing it btwn your palms and moving your hands slightly. then put the sticker on your nail, cut the excess sticker off as close as you can to your nail and use a nail filer (I just used a regular file, didn't buy a glass or stone file) vertically (as in, hold the file perpendicular to your nail.) As a right-handed girl, I did my left hand fairly easily but the right was hard. Having a friend cut the excess sticker on my right hand was SO much easier and made for a much better looking application than when I tried to do it with my left hand.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lmmshops
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Just 3 tips :)

*Make sure you clean your nails first with alcohol wipes to remove any oils that might be on the nails.

*Make sure you heat the patch up really well, so the adhesive sticks to the nail. even after i put them on i like to put my fingers under a heat lamp or blow dryer and then smooth them out again just to make sure they stay on

* lastly after a few days you may see the edges start to peel away from the edge of your nail. no big deal 1)when you put them on make sure you file straight down, not at an angle and 2) if it still happens grab a crystal file and file it down again. it will look brand new :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ashsil2000
(Boca Raton, fl)
answer 7
-find the sticker width that fits nail best
-apply as you like
-use manicure scissors to trim, or fold excess over nail and file in ONE direction or else it will tear.
-appy a coat of top coat
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
Question
How long do these prints stay on the nail?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
Nymphka
(Denver, CO)
on Chic Print for Nails
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've had mine on about 3 weeks and still going!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lilditz76
(Riverton, UT)
answer 2
Not very long. I put mine on Sunday night and by Tuesday afternoon they were peeling off.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
chibineko
(Illinois)
answer 3
Hi,

About one to two days, if you're lucky. Sorry. For 15 dollars, they should last longer.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 4
Thanks, amavalos (Lewisville, TX)! I thought they'd be exactly like the Incoco brand...those last 2 weeks. 2 days for these & at $15 a pop?!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
pastrychef
(California)
answer 5
I got mine in the mail today. The package indicates they only last 1 to 2 days.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
amavalos
(Lewisville, TX)
answer 6
About 2 weeks.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
pastrychef
(California)
Question
Strengthen Nails?
I removed my gel manicure yesterday and now my nails are paper-thin, even with several coats of polish on them. Would this product help strengthen them through the growing out process?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
rocket117
(New Jersey)
on Chic Print for Nails
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
These stickers won't hurt your nails, but why not try a shellac manicure instead? Same effect as gel nails but no damage.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
yogichick
(Sag Harbor NY)
answer 2
not a chance. These paper thin stickers are much better suited to decorating a child's lunchbox....
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
tabbykatt
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I'm not so sure this would help. I would very much recommend Gelous Nail Gel by American Classics. I get it at Sally Beauty Supply. It's awesome.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
aj1982
(Dallas, ga)
answer 4
I wouldn't recommend these if you are trying to strengthen your nails. Because they are not removable with nail polish, you have to pull them off your nails when you want to take them off, so it actually weakens the nail because it strips a little of the nail off. My nails actually started peeling at the tips (which they have never done before) after I took these off. If you are trying to strengthen your nails, don't use these!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
hlpack
answer 5
I think that this is a perfect product for this! They don't dry out your nails like regular nail polish. I have nails that "peel" so I know all about thin nails. I just took a pair of these off last night and was amazed at the growth of my nails!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
heathereq
(Long Grove, IL)
answer 6
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Sally Hansen
How do these compare to the sally hansen nail strips?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
ambersmile
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Chic Print for Nails
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have never used the sally hanson ones, but a friend did and said they were easier to use than the sephora ones. The sally hanson ones seem much thinner which is probably a better design quality.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kirrr
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
These are NO comparison to the new Sally Hansen nail strips. Im on week two of those and these Chic Prints are just stickers. They feel more like car decals. Anyway, I have bought them twice, giving them two tries. Both times they lasted on day, if that. Total disappointment especially since there are some cute styles. Ill stick to the drug store.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kaltastik
(North Royalton, OH)
answer 3
They don't. While Sally Hansen's at least (claim to) last upwards of 10 days, Sephora's Chic Print for Nails tries to make "removes easily by rubbing and peeling off" sound like a plus.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
tabbykatt
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I actually very much prefer SH nail strips to these. SH are more thin and easier to apply, they also last about 2 weeks.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
aj1982
(Dallas, ga)
answer 5
We recommend posting your question on our new online community, Beauty Talk! It’s a place for you to ask any and all beauty questions (with answers archived for future seekers). In addition, it’s the central place to find all our “How to” videos, share your beauty passion, and see what other beauty mavens love. Copy & paste this URL into your browser to check it out and ask your question: http://bit.ly/SephoraBT
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I LOVE the Sally Hansen strips, but I was sort of getting sick of the patterns and bought these to try out some new designs. However, I will probably not buy these again because they are definitely not as wearable as the Sally Hansen ones. These strips are not very flexible and so they don't really fit the nail as well as the other ones.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
hlpack
Question
Do you put these ontop of real or fake nails?
Can i put these on my natural nails or do they have to be tips?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
tanabanana22
on Chic Print for Nails
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
they can be used on either- natural or fake!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
brittanyymcw
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 2
I'm wearing them on natural nails, I think thats how they're intended to be used.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gingerbelle
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
These can be put on your natural nails.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
zetaglammer
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
i do my over my natural nails. You have to clean your nail bed with polish remover and then stick em on and go!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
pinupgirl56
(Osage City, Kansas)
answer 5
I apply mine to clean/dry real nail
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nattylovedum
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 6
Real nails work best.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
peabodyrose
(Frisco, TX)
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