Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

aikolynn: (essie - drips)
This is the first time I've attempted Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips and, honestly, they're pretty darn cool!  I got these at Target for $9.99 (pricey, I know)...but I really wanted Love Letter, but it was all sold out.  This was my second choice, Tattoo Much?.

Here's the design/print of it off the SH website:

And here it is on the nail.

As you can see from my images (crappy phone ones again--sorry), there is some minor tip wear, but that was mostly because this was the third day they've been on.  It was that coupled with my less than stellar filing skills (I might have filed it off at the wrong angle...) that probably lead to the premature tip wear.  I also decided to coat it with a layer of Seche Vite and, let me tell you, it makes a difference.  The Seche made it all glossy and gorgeous!

Here's something else I found awesome.  Because I have shorter nails and the polish strips are LONG...I only opened and used one packet of 8 strips!  All I did was apply the strip on my left hand but cut it with a pair of scissors close to the tip and take the other half of it and stuck it on my other hand.  That means I used 5 strips for 10 nails--awesome, right?!  I used the remaining 3 strips to do my toes.  So half of the kit (1 vacuum sealed packet = 8 strips) did my nails and my toes.  This means I can do this mani again!  Woo hoo!

Today is the fourth day of wearing these (I applied then Saturday night) and, despite minor tip wear, they're still going strong.  Once I wash my hair tonight...we'll see if they can withstand it.  I did have my hands and nails waterlogged on Sunday due to some epic pizza making and wedding invitation stuffage going on (that probably contributed to the tip wear now that I think about it).

Conclusion.  I'm buying these again.  Two applications, hands and feet, from one box?  Hell yeah.  But only for special occasions...or to pamper myself. XD

Would you try these?



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