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Nail Cones Review

Nail Cones product review

Nail Cones are a product that seek to address the messy manicure problem. I’m sure you’ve experienced the frustration of trying to apply a beautiful polish, only to end up with more of it on your skin than your nails! Nail Cones are stickers that are meant to protect your skin while you polish. So, how did they work out? Read on to find out what I thought in my Nail Cones Review.

The stickers themselves are adorable – little ice cream cones! And I liked the branding and packaging, as well. I followed the instructions, and watched their instructional video.

Nail Cones Review

As you can see, I had a really hard time getting the cones to fit properly. They do come in three different sizes, but the issue was more that they seem to be meant for short, round nails – and my nails do have squarer free edge. I just couldn’t get them to fit snugly enough under the free edge, nor to cover enough of the side of my nails. The shape of my nail seemed to prevent me from getting the sticker to sit flat against my skin. It is possible that my fingers were too small for the sizes I received, as well. The side curves of the sticker didn’t match up with my squarer nail beds, either, and I found that the stickers weren’t really flexible enough to mold to my liking.

Nail Cones review

I polished my nails with one coat of Sinful Colors Amethyst. After many years of practice, I don’t usually get polish on my fingers very much, but I tried to do a messier application – after all, people probably buy this product because their application isn’t very precise. Since I couldn’t get a snug fit with the stickers, you can see that I got polish on my skin. Also, the stickers don’t in any way cover your cuticle at the bottom of your nail, which is an area people often need to clean up.

Nail Cones Review

Given the fact that I couldn’t get the cones to fit, the outcome is pretty much what you’d expect.

All in all – I think this is a product to try at your own risk, given the issues I had with sizing. The founder of the company reportedly was very frustrated with using a q-tip to clean up excess polish from her skin; I use a small, stiff brush dipped in acetone to remove any extra polish, and I personally love that method.

Each package of 60 stickers costs $5.99 and can be purchased at

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  • bettysbeautybombs

    I wonder how they would work if you flipped them around? So that the moon shape was covering your cuticle? I know that’s now how their tutorial is, but that’s what would make sense to me!

    • So true! I didn’t even think of that. But yeah, it might have worked better!

      • I was thinking the same thing. Cos let’s face it,you probably don’t have much of an overpolishing problem with your free edge.

  • Yes, to the first comment. It seems like the issue for most polishers is getting polish on the cuticle, not the free edge. Glad it works for the maker, but I know it wouldn’t work for me.

    • I just saw a review (gah, wish I could remember where!) that flipped them upside down, to use for gradients and such. It didn’t work for me, that’s for sure.

  • There a cute concept but it looks like the results didn’t turn out that well. Thanks for sharing your review with us!

  • i’m really interested to try these and i think as with the first comment, i would have used them the other way round x

    • I was trying to follow the instructions, but I totally agree that it would make more sense to turn them upside down!