First, the Candy Corn Mani failure, and now this? Ay ay ay. At least you can learn from my mistakes, that's all I have to say. And on that note, let's begin.
When it comes to new beauty products , I tend to think of myself as an early adopter.
This is both a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I feel glamorously ahead of the curve. Other times... With this latest experiment that I'm about to share with you, I felt like a nail polish pioneer, just paving the Oregon Trail as best I can, forging crazy rivers (to HELL with the oxen) and huntin' food, but then so-and-so gets a broken leg, I get dysentery, I JUST can't take it anymore.
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I decided to try Chic Prints for Nails, a "Sephora by OPI Product." Love Sephora. Love OPI. Match made in heaven, let's GO. I bought these back in early September, because I had a premonition that the best patterns would disappear, just like everything I love. I was right.
And so, I hoarded Cosmic Stars until this very weekend. I put them on Sunday night, perfect for a Monday Halloween debut.
Online research made it sound like I needed a few special tools, such as toenail clipper to cut off the excess Chic Print, and a hair dryer. These are not like the Sally Hansen appliques; they require heat.
I was disappointed. I was surprised. By midday Monday, I was ANGRY. Observe.
The Peel enraged me. My hard work! My time! And they cost $15. That is three lunches at work. That is more than two trips to Starbucks. That is a compact disc. That is a bunch of singles I should be ashamed of purchasing on iTunes. THAT IS ~1.8 BOTTLES OF OPI NAIL POLISH!
I ran a mangled hand through my hair in frustration. The Chic Prints snagged some strands, and when I examined my nails, I saw one hair, caught in The Peel. Oh, no. No, no, no.
I revisted the Sephora site and read the reviews that had been posted since I purchased these in early September. I was not the only one who was disappointed.
So I called Sephora's customer care hotline. And you know what? They were awesome. I had the most incredible customer service experience I have had... maybe ever. They gave me store credit for Cosmic Stars AND for Chrome Lace, which I'd purchased at the same time. They even sent me a return label, postage paid, so that I can send them my remnants. They plan to do an "autopsy" of sorts.
I really can't imagine Sephora will sell these for much longer. I predict that these will be off the shelves by this time next year, if not sooner. In the meantime... DO NOT BUY.