Made with 100% real nail polish, each strip contains a base, colour and topcoat, eliminating the need for liquid polish and dry time. All you have to do is peel, stick and pinch off the excess for smudge and streak-free nails. Each appliqué is 95% dry so it is still malleable but fully dries within minutes seconds of being smoothed over the nail. Incoco advises you be careful for the first 15 minutes but I waited just 2 before going about my day and had no issues. Once dry the manicure lasts upwards of 14 days–both of mine lasted a solid 10 before starting to chip but I am quite vigorous with cleaning and was packing up my classroom at the end of the year.
The first picture shows the chevron pattern right after application. The second picture of the polkadot pattern (my favourite) shows my first solo attempt at application. I could have removed a bit more of the excess on the sides of the cuticle to prevent it from catching or pulling. My tip is to apply to your thumbs last and use the bare nail on your thumb to push the appliqué in to the indentation between your nail and your cuticle. The excess product that sticks up snaps off really easily without affecting the finish.
Live in the Greater Vancouver area? You can now have Incoco come to you! Email Danielle Storzuk at dstorzuk [at] gmail [dot] com to organize your very own Incoco party with a few girlfriends or pick out your signature pattern in-person.