My mom got me a Kiss Nail Art and Stencil set because she knows how much I enjoy putting together a do-it-yourself manicure when I have the time. I wanted to try it the week between Christmas and New Year's but I was so busy that I waited until the week after. I plan to use it again for this week because I enjoy putting designs on my nails. I also endorse anything that helps make the process easier because I am so clumsy.
The set comes with two stencil sheets with designs including hearts, flowers and unique symbols. Black, silver and white are the nail polish colors that came in my set. I opted to try the black nail art polish on top of a pink polish for my first design. I picked out two flowers to stencil onto my nail in the event that the first one didn't work out. I applied two coats of Orly Nail Lacquer in Fabfuscia and waited until they were completely dry. Unlike with the application of rhinestones, where you place them on when the polish is still a bit wet, your nails have to be dry or else the stencils will stick and cause your polish to peel off. I placed the stencil on my thumb nail and went over it with the black polish. I peeled off the stencil only to see the material break. I decided that I would have to use the second one for my other thumb nail. I retrieved my second design option, another flower, and placed it onto my thumb. I went over my second thumb nail with the black nail art polish. The other stencil cracked when I went to removed it. However, the manicure was finished and all I had to do was wait for them to dry.
I liked the fact that the nail art brushes inside the nail art polishes are thin and easy to work with. I didn't enjoy how easy the stencils broke when I went to remove them. I don't think I'll purchase the stencils again except for the polish which is what 'chelle, a blogger for the blog Cosmetic Cupcake, also reported when she reviewed the nail polish stencil kit back in July of 2010. I will use the stencils I already have until they're for special occasions, when I don't want to visit a salon due to time or monetary reasons.