A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Painting and decorating the nails is easy and mistake-proof. Taking a picture of your own hand proves rather challenging, and kids may need help getting a good shot.
Products & Purchases
Frequent ads for other apps are featured, and an in-app purchase is required to unlock the full content.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
In the full version, kids have lots of choices for every step of the nail design. If kids choose the hand included with the app, they can customize the skin tone, choosing from five shades ranging from almost alabaster white to a rather light brown -- certainly not a range representing everyone. Kids also can take a picture of their own hand or a friend's hand. Lining everything up to take the picture is tricky enough to require some parental help, but the nails can be maneuvered onto the hand, changing the size and angle, to make them look pretty accurate. The color choices, pattern options, and embellishments let kids create some pretty fun pretend manicures.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.