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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, 4 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
morley227
(Kansas City MO)
answer 6
No, you don't need to. They just stick on their own!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
JaggersMom
(Rochester, NY)
answer 7
No heat lamp required just stick and trim. These are awesome.
answered 4 years, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
nutella14
(Somerville, MA)
Question
are the chic print for nails available in stores or online only
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
CC4K
(los angeles, CA)
on Chic Print for Nails
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I got mine in the store, but they only two patterns. You can get the most pattern choices online.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
akachurchlady1
(lynwood,illinois)
answer 4
they're in stores too
answered 4 years, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
nene1990
(Akron, OH)
answer 6
I bought mine in-store! (was in NYC, but assume they're sold elsewhere.)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lmmshops
(New York, NY)
answer 7
they are available online and in stores
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
answer 8
I purchased mine in stores
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lizannthegreat
(SF, CA)
Question
I have gel nails, can I still us the chic prints over the gels?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Pacificgayle
on Chic Print for Nails
8 answers
Answers
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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
answer 3
yeah you should be able to apply them over your nails :)
answered 4 years, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
ttoes3
answer 5
As they are like stickers, I am sure it wouldn't damage your gel nails.
answered 4 years, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
Kourt2knee
(Oakland, CA)
answer 7
Didn't work on mine. I was most unhappy.
answered 4 years, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
JJLovelyStylez
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Yes, the nail should be completely bare in order for them to adhere properly.
answered 4 years, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
akachurchlady1
(lynwood,illinois)
answer 6
yes, your nails must be unpolished and clean
answered 4 years, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
sammyjoei
(riverside, ca)
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, 5 months ago
pinksoysauce
(Colorado)
on Chic Print for Nails
8 answers
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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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
melmommyboss
(Decatur, GA)
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, 4 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
turtledancer
(virginia beach, VA)
Question
Can you reuse them?
Or they are for single use?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Djoee
(QC Canada)
on Chic Print for Nails
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Single use.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
ttoes3
answer 2
They're not reusable. Sorry.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 3
Nope would be nice if you could
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
winner
(Gray Court, SC)
answer 4
yes they are just for single use.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
princesalauren
(Guaynabo, PR)
answer 5
They are single use.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
melmommyboss
(Decatur, GA)
answer 6
Single use
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
fishininthedark
(Chicago, IL)
Question
Should you apply a top coat?
If you're just doing the tips of your nails, do you need to apply a top coat to seal it in?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
j001
(AB, Canada)
on Chic Print for Nails
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Its not a must, you can if you'd like but theyll stay on either way if done right!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lilditz76
(Riverton, UT)
answer 2
I applied a top coat after a few days to help them last longer but they lasted at least 5 days :)
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lisakwms
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
No, they are stickers so the top coat will just lay on top of the sticker.
Alcohol on the nails to make them dry works just fine
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
ttoes3
answer 4
Hi

This is intended to be everything in one step. Applying anything over it might dissolve the product. I wouldn't risk it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
no no designed for top coat or any other wet nail polish
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
winner
(Gray Court, SC)
answer 6
I would add a top coat just so the edges are rough plus it will prevent the nails from peeling up
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
sephoramad
(Los Angeles)
Question
do you have solid color prints
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
sophie10
(Boise,ID)
on Chic Print for Nails
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not that I have been able to find, but I wish they did!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
KatrinC
(Dallas, TX)
answer 2
No I have only seen the printed ones but these are limited edition items; I like to use nail polish along with these as accents, but maybe one day they will have solid colors.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
JJLovelyStylez
(New York, NY)
answer 3
i havent seen any solid colors as of yet
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
akachurchlady1
(lynwood,illinois)
answer 4
I didn't see any solid ones in the store even though I looked for them.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
KeelyMarie
(Manhattan Beach , CA)
answer 5
I had the anchor design and the stars design! Sailor chic is in this summer!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
nene1990
(Akron, OH)
answer 6
As far as I know, there are no solid color Minx. Some of them are less crazy than others (an orange and blue stars and stripes design was crazy, the silver-color lace was more subdued.)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lmmshops
(New York, NY)
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, 8 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, 5 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, 6 months ago
gingerbelle
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
These can be put on your natural nails.
answered 3 years, 6 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, 6 months ago
pinupgirl56
(Osage City, Kansas)
answer 5
I apply mine to clean/dry real nail
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
nattylovedum
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 6
Real nails work best.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
peabodyrose
(Frisco, TX)
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