DIY: Nail applique

20th May 2012


I’m not a fan of liquid nail polish that involves a messy paint job, smudges and paint stain on your best white trousers, been there done that.  Nail Rock nail wraps are a little tricky (it’s actually rubbish) you have to heat them up with a hair dryer to make them stick firmly on your nails, that’s another time wasting application.

I first discovered Incoco when my youngest sister ordered a batch of nail strips via Ebay with an amazing deal, I saw how easy it looked when she applied them on her nails in perfection.  The strips are thin, the formula is 100% real nail polish, and easy to apply in minutes. Impressive.

So, without further a do, here’s a quick easy-peasy nail DIY with the help of my sister’s beautiful hands as a nail applier (instructions via


1. Clean and buff nails before application.  2. Select the size that best fits your nail, gently remove the clear cover.  3. Peel polish.  4. Place the strip on nail and smooth until wrinkle-free, gently stretch for a perfect fit.  To realign or resize, peel nail strip and re-apply.


5. Crease strip nail edge, and remove the excess using your nail or a nail file.


6. Use a cuticle stick to smoothen out the air bubbles.  7. Done!  To remove, use a regular nail remover.


Incoco nail polish appliques are available at Selfridges.  Thanks to my sister May for helping me out.

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  • Reply olga k 20th May 2012 at 01:00

    Selfridges? They’re like £20 a set :O

  • Reply Echo 20th May 2012 at 01:29

    Incoco looks convincing Kit, I hope they have a stockist in China.

  • Reply xiang 香香 20th May 2012 at 01:33


  • Reply Rosa 20th May 2012 at 05:09

    You have beautiful hands.

  • Reply Lin An 20th May 2012 at 05:12

    Oh fancy.
    I’m still using the old fashion acrylic nails, not quite ready to use nail stickers yet.
    Love the photography.

  • Reply a la mode 20th May 2012 at 08:57

    Beautiful photos Kit, I loved those nail wraps on you!

    Definitely started the eBay hunt

  • Reply Elizabeth Lau 20th May 2012 at 13:02

    Oooo…must try this. May I borrow your sister? xx

  • Reply J. Wright 20th May 2012 at 13:15

    I walked passed their stall in Selfridges the other day, I had no clue I must return and check it out again.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 20th May 2012 at 13:16

    Absolutely beautiful Kit, love the DIY nails.

  • Reply Lola 20th May 2012 at 14:09

    Hmmm looks good, always been a little suspicious about these stick-on things but pleased witht he results I see, you’d never believe they were stick-ons x

  • Reply Laura Bruton 20th May 2012 at 16:11

    Thanks for the recommendation I will look into it.

  • Reply Kelli Tran 20th May 2012 at 16:16

    Oh I must check it out on ebay, thanks for this.

  • Reply Hysterical Maggie 20th May 2012 at 17:05

    I think they do them for toes too.

  • Reply Miss Fash 20th May 2012 at 17:07

    Love the post. x

  • Reply Duck 23rd May 2012 at 09:26

    Ohh they are removed by normal nail polish remover? Maybe I should try these – the kind I used before were weird sticky foil things that I just COULDN’T GET OFF and buggered up my nails for a week after.

  • Reply Winnie 23rd May 2012 at 10:35

    I’ve seen this around and they’re so popular at the moment, they look awesome applied on your nails! Tempted to give them a try now :) PS: I can’t wait to see the results of your MCM shoot, you looked absolutely stunning in all your shots!

  • Reply Katrina 31st May 2012 at 20:11

    Fab I’ve got my nails done something similar to this too but in comic book design, which was so fun flaunting with lots complimenting! Oh yes you are right, so fuss free and such. Gonna stick this method from now and on. :) xo

  • Reply Yanna Sun 23rd January 2014 at 23:56


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