Pink Wednesday: Essence Fashion Stickers

Hi dear readers :)
I already showed you some Fashion Nail Stickers by Essence a while ago, here. They were a part of the I Love Berlin Collection but since, Essence released some other designs in their usual range.
I picked some pink stripes for you today :)
These are called Catwalk. The design ispink, red and white stripes. The red looks like orange on the pics, but believe me, it’s red in real life (in fact a very dark shade of pink with red in it)
Each each Essence sticker pack, you’ll find 14 pieces with different sizes, so you might find what suits you the best. With the Berlin stickers I had to cut some of them, but I had no problem this time. I just didn’t follow the order they come in, for exemple the 6th sticker from a board (right before the smallest one) fits better my index.
They are easy to apply once you have the habit with these. To remove the excess, I just filed them with a very smooth file, then cut with a harder file. Filing makes some “tip wear” as you can see in the pic above, but it’s not too much, and it didn’t move on the next days of wearing.
On the  pic below you can see some bumps on the tips, this come from the dish washing. Except for that, they seem to stay well on nails. I still have them on right now and there all still well stuck :)
Oh, I thought using some top coat would protect the stickers, but it peeled after a few hours, it doesn’t adhere to the surface of the stickers :)
However, I used a base coat even if they say it’s not useful. I’m sure it will protect my nail bed better when I’ll have to peel the stickers off.
My actual base coat is from Gosh and I totally love it, I have  less tip wear, a lot less chipping and a bit less stain (but I still have to try it with a deep blue to verify that point)
Do you like those nail stickers ? Do you use full nails stickers or decals ?
Have a nice day :)