I normally wouldn't buy Incoco dry nail appliqués for myself, simply because it's one manicure for the price of an entire bottle of nail polish (or more, depending on the brand). However, I received two in the Also Known As... Special K Giveaway, and I decided to try one out last night because I wanted to change my mani without waiting for it to dry. I chose Passion, a cherry red creme, and I didn't use base or top coat. Unfortunately, I only got one picture - I put this on last night long after the sun went down, left the house before the sun rose this morning, and got home at 10:00 P.M. I would have kept the polish on longer, but there was a very small chip on my right thumb (from my jacket zipper), and it was driving my nail polish OCD crazy.
indoors, artificial light
I was very pleasantly surprised with Incoco's ease of application. I had read that Incoco appliqués had a certain learning curve, but I didn't have any trouble. I did have two very small wrinkles - one on each of my middle fingers - but they weren't noticeable unless I looked very closely. The strips all fit my nails well, and though I thought I might have trouble filing the ends off, I didn't have any problems at all. While I don't think I would use Incoco on a regular basis because of their price, I may keep a pack or two around for emergencies. Now if only all nail polish was sheet-print-proof!