I've used these strips many years ago and was very pleased with the results. I recently purchased them again and am still pleased. I am on day 6 and still no chips! The key to success with theses strips is to be sure that your natural nails are COMPLETELY clean. I use nail polish remover and rubbing alcohol and make sure my natural nails are dry before applying these strips. They do go on smooth, but you have to be fairly steady handed and not pull too hard. I will use them again on occasion as I normally paint my nails the 'old fashioned' way. My only con about these strips is that they are a bit pricy, I purchased them on clearance each time I've used them.
I don't understand why this comes with 16 strips, when clearly I have 10 finger nails. If they were nice, they'd give 20 so that you can use it twice. (Must have been the same folks who thought up the 10 hot dogs to 8 bun per package ratio).
There are 2 sealed packages, each with 8 strips. The first set went on great - easy to apply, no dry time required. I messed up on two, so I figured maybe that's why they give 6 extra?? Then when I went to open up the second package to apply it to the rest of my nails, the adhesive was not working on any of the strips. So here I am, with 6 funky nails and 4 bare nails. It's pretty pathetic. Would rather pay the $3 extra for a professional manicure.