Color Street is great because it contains base coat, color coat, and top coat all in one easy-to-apply strip. This eliminates wondering if a coat is dry before putting on a second coat (we’ve all made that mistake before). However, with the advent of the new sports collection from Color Street, some folks are facing a new task: applying two strips. Read on to learn more about Color Street Overlay strip application tips and tricks.
What is a Color Street Overlay Strip?
An overlay strip is a nail polish strip that is created specifically to be a top coat.
Currently, Color Street has 5 overlay strips:
- Clear as Day
- Sunday Puntday (football)
- Hoop There It Is! (basketball)
- Kick It Up a Notch (soccer)
- Stick It To ‘Em (hockey)
These strips are on a clear base and contain a pattern that will change up the look of the color coat below.
Color Street Overlay Application Tips and Tricks
Applying the Color Street overlay strips requires a little extra work in the beginning, but you’ll find that you LOVE the end result. Here’s a few tips and tricks from the official Color Street site to help you have the BEST application ever! Let’s start with the “do’s”:
- DO carefully line up your overlay strip at your cuticle before applying.
- DO wait for your strips to fully set before applying the overlay strips.
- DO make sure to apply overlay strips to nail color or art that is smooth and free of visible bumps or creases.
A few “don’ts” to help you in the application process:
- DON’T attempt to re-position overlay strips after they have been smoothed down and set.
- DON’T apply overlay strips on nails that are oily, wet, or have any residue on them (avoid this mistake by using the enclosed alcohol prep wipe to wipe down the nails before applying the overlay strip).
- DON’T excessively touch your overlay strips on the sticky side; doing so can add visible fibers and fingerprints.
Will More Color Street Overlay Art be Released?
Alright – we’re going to voyage to speculation land here, but bear with me. Have you heard of Incoco? It’s the Color Street parent brand, and is how Fa Park, the founder of Color Street, funded the launch of Color Street. Incoco is finishing out retail commitments with stores like Ulta Beauty, and then will shut down in order to focus on Color Street.
When on a recent trip to Ulta to work on the Ultimate Color Street Nail Polish Dupe List and find dupes, I found a rack of Incoco nail polish strips. In that collection, there was one that caught my eye: it was a clear overlay with a silver glitter-dipped effect. We know that Color Street can do it – so it’s simply a matter of time! I am STOKED about the possibility of upcoming overlay strips.
My personal overlay art wish list:
- Gold glitter-dipped effect
- Silver glitter-dipped effect
- Holo glitter-dipped effect
- Lace overlay
- Striped overlay (white & black for sure; possibly gold, silver, and rose gold as well)
- Polka-dot overlay (ditto to the colors above).
Don’t you think those would be a magnificent addition to the Color Street collection? I’ve got my fingers crossed that the new sports collection is just a test run for many new designs to come! What would be on YOUR wish list for an overlay design? Tell me in the comments!