These are short sticks which makes it easier when it comes to storage, but very difficult to write anything on them and too small for any labeling. I don't know how the previous reviewer managed to get labels onto them. Kudos to her.
Opaque swatch sticks would be better for writing and also for accuracy in displaying the colour of the polish. On the positive side since they are clear, you can combine a colour and a special top coat by overlapping the top coat swatch stick over the stick with colour on it to see how they would look together. I feel these are a good swatch stick to have on hand for this and stamping swatches and hope that Nail Polish Canada will get their hands on some opaque swatch sticks with flat handles. The nail area of the swatches are large enough to experiment with.
Ultimately, it depends on what it is that you want to do with your swatch sticks. 123
At last no more trying to see a small dot of colour painted on white cardboard. Much easier when trying to match colour to coordinate with clothing as other colours on board don't interfere.
Product arrived in excellent condition.
Printed out polish names on 3.5mm tape on my label maker & attached to flat part of stick. 123
I used these to help keep my polish organized. Sadly, I don't have the space to display my bottles.
A tip I read is to paint the bottom side of the nail rather than the top side (sort of the opposite of what you want to do). This way you can get away with 2-3 coats and the sheen from the plastic will give you a shiny top coat.
Unless you are swatching a matte polish - then paint the top side (like you were painting a finger nail). 123
Was disappointed in this product. They are very flimsy and cracked easily with very little pressure applied :-(
I would not purchase again. 123