Incoco Real Nail Polish Appliqué Strips Review

** UPDATE // The nail polish remover is a piece of sh*t and was only able to remove one nail. These nail strips were NOT easy to remove. It probably took me at least 1.5 hours to remove all 10 nails. Unlike normal nail polish that wipes off like paint, these nail strips wipe off like glue. The upside of these nail strips is that they last a long time. I had mine for almost a full month and they still look like new. I could have probably kept them on for longer, but I just got tired of seeing the same design. Another thing to note is that these nail strips are so strong that it helps keep your nails from breaking or tearing at the sides. This is the best nail strips that I have yet to come across, but removing them is a b*tch!!**

Hello! Today I’m reviewing Incoco Nail Polish Strips.

If you haven’t heard of them yet, Incoco is the world’s first 100% real nail polish strip. Unlike nail polish strip that are simply stickers, these strips consist of a base, color, and top coat of real nail polish. They can fit any nail size and shape, and even more, there is no dry time! Only perfect salon-quality manicures in minutes. According to Incoco, the nails should last up to 14 days.

incoco real nail polish strip applique review

For this review, I was sponsored 3 nail polish strips, a polish removal cloth, and nail buffer/cuticle stick. Ey, but no worries here as this review is 100% honest.

incoco real nail polish strip applique review

The nail polishes that I chose were Maxed Out TipsLavender Allure, and Fashion Fusion, each shown above from left to right.

Besides the ones I chose, Incoco has hundreds of styles ranging from creme, shimmer, glitter, french, frost, sheer, neon, design, glitter design, color & design tips, pedicure, and even gel polishes! Plus it’s made in the USA and is free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde!

incoco real nail polish strip applique review

For the sake of the review today, I am going to be using the Maxed Out Tips first since the application process is more complicated and overlaps the steps for the other two.

incoco real nail polish strip applique review

Inside of the nail polish strips package, you get the tips, clear top coat, instructions, and two silver strips. Each set of tips and clear top coat comes with 8 nail sizes for you to choose from. I haven’t figured out what the silver strips are for however, so those remained unused.

incoco real nail polish strip applique review

Here’s a collage of me putting on the nail polish tips and beginning the clear top coat process. I’m not going to go into details on how to apply them since it’s fairly simple and the Incoco website has an excellent step-by-step “How to Apply” section for each type of nail strip.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Clean/buff nails and push back cuticles before application
  • Use immediately after opening since air will cause the nail polish to dry
  • Measure carefully before you apply
  • Try to get creative and do different designs
  • Don’t worry too much about making mistakes since the strips can be repositioned
  • Stretch strips gently for a perfect fit, but not too hard because they can rip easily!
  • Apply thumbs last as you’ll most likely use them often during application
  • You can save your nail strips in a sealed air tight bag if you don’t use them all
  • Remove with nail polish remover

incoco real nail polish strip applique review

Since these nail polish strips dry when exposed to air, I resealed my leftovers back into the container and taped it up. You can do this or use a zip-lock bag. Though the leftovers can’t be used the same way for a full set of nails, I love cutting up the designs and getting creative (plus I’m a hoarder).

incoco real nail polish strip applique review

TA-DA! And here’s the final look of my nail polish tips with top coat. I probably shouldn’t have rushed it as much as I did and thought more about the design of my nails rather than “just getting it done.”

If I could do it all over again, I think I would have actually painted the base of my nails black and probably not be so greedy and use the entire length of the tip! I would have aligned my nail tips better in comparison to my other nails. But honestly, it still looks super cute IRL anyways.

This isn’t my first time using or reviewing nail polish strips, so I would like you to consider that when reading my overall rating below!

Incoco Nail Polish Appliqué Overall Rating: 

  • the quality of this product is exceptionally high
  • Incoco website has a beautiful website design, making it easy to browse and purchase products
  • each packet comes with enough for one set of nails (yes, your 10 fingers)
  • there are 8 nail size widths for you to use from (3 left over sizes)
  • prices on these nails are a little on the pricey side for me personally (~$10 each)
  • it does sorta feel and look like nail polish from a bottle
  • easy to apply, just take your time and make sure to check for wrinkles
  • can be cut up to create your own unique designs
  • nail sizes fit my nails perfectly (even my pinky) and that’s rare because mine are pretty thin
  • awesome since theres no wait time to dry so you can’t accidentally smudge
  • takes about 10-30 minutes depending on how particular to detail you are in cutting/filing/buffing your nails and applying the strips

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33 Comment

  1. This looks like such a nice product – quick, easy, and long lasting! I’m always nervous about using these strips though because I’m SO clumsy. I usually get them stuck everywhere except for my nails, haha!

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      loll you’re too cute! i’m sure you can’t be THAT clumsy. and how do you get them stuck everywhere but your nails!! lollll do one nail at a time and you should be ok ;D

  2. Rowena says: Reply

    Nice nails Sarah! These look so easy to apply and I love that there’s a variety of styles. You’re inspiring me to try nail strips now 🙂

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      omg it’s really too easy!! the hardest part is just preparing your nails (filing and buffing, lol). you should try them! they are lots of fun. actually i would mostly recommend cutting them up and doing your own cool design, seems like arts and craft for the nails 😀

  3. They came out so beautiful! They’re definitely different from regular nail strips. Fabulous review. I love your gif!

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      aww thanks! incoco really makes excellent quality nail strips, i can promise that! 😀

  4. Jana says: Reply

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!
    First of all , I love your blog! Now , these nail polish stripes look amazing and I love the ones you used 😀 i’m following you on bloglovin x Jana

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      aww thanks so much for the follow jana! these nail strips are great, you should try them!

  5. These applique striés look really cook. I do love the fact that it’s a complete set: base, colour and topcoat.
    Grat review:)

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      yes i think its awesome that they have created base color and top coat nail strips. really changing up the game!

  6. Lilli says: Reply

    Hi Sarah! Im always very curious to try nail polish strip but till now havent had the chance. You did a great, helpful and complete review, plus the effect on your nails is real cool and definitely more easy and fast than apply nail polish!:) Kisses! xo

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      thanks so much for commenting back on my blog! you’re too sweet~ and you should definitely give these nail polish strips a try!

  7. Looks like a huge time saver

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      yes this is probably the largest appeal of the product!! sometimes when i paint my own nails it can take as long as 2-3 hours depending on how crazy i want to make it!

  8. Jane says: Reply

    These looks super nifty! I haven’t tried any nail stickers before though, not sure how good I’d be at applying them.

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      im sure you’d be great at applying them, it’s really easy!

  9. Lucy says: Reply

    Great review! They look lovely xx

    http://www.itslilylocket.blogspot.com

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      thanks! so far the quality still holds up 😀

  10. mavi says: Reply

    this is my favorite fantasy. made by you, it seems simple, but I’m afraid I will not be so good! anyway, I’ll try! excellent article, I love your blog!
    would you like to follow each other?
    let me know!
    mavi

    http://maviebasta.blogspot.it

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      it really is quite simple! you should give it a try, its too easy to mess up on.

  11. Beautiful pictures. Check out my blog. And follow if you like it. I follow back.

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    1. xlicious says: Reply

      thanks! i’ll check out your blog now~

  12. wow! so so cute! I love these! xo

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      i love these too! its pretty friggin awesome

  13. this sounds amazing – i’ve only tried the little transfer stickers without much luck xx

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      ahh yea some of those stickers don’t work too well. i usually end up putting a top coat over them. but amazingly enough with the incoco nail polish strips, i didnt need to use a top coat! it stays on really well!

  14. The Fashion Fraction says: Reply

    Yeah, this looks super cool!

    http://www.thefashionfraction.com
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    1. xlicious says: Reply

      yea thanks! i think so too 😀

  15. Great review and tutorials. The nail strips look great on you.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    1. xlicious says: Reply

      thanks so much, yi-chia!

  16. Tsangtastic says: Reply

    Beautiful designs! Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment, looking forward in seeing you on my blog ;)) xoxo

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    1. xlicious says: Reply

      np! thanks for commenting on mine as well! see you around 🙂

  17. Kas says: Reply

    These are fabulous! Incoco has some great appliqués! And those silver strips are to seal the opened packages with. Just peel off the back 🙂

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