Yes, ANOTHER nail post! As you all know nail polish and nail care have started ranking pretty high on my beauty interests list. I am happy to share with you the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips that I received from Influenster in my Spring Beauty VoxBox. The one I received is called Animal Instinct. These are totally not a design I would pick out for myself but I love exploring my “wild side” from time to time!
What you get in the pack: 16 Nail Polish Strips, Cuticle Stick, Mini File & Buffer.
These are NOT stickers like the appliques I have tried in the past. These are actual nail polish that come in strips. I know many people out there prefer the feel of polish versus a sticker. This is very close to a result you would get from nail stamping–only easier! The picture below was taken 2 days after the first picture. As you can see there was no chipping, only wear around the cuticles.
Information provided by the brand:
“Don’t Get Stuck With a Sticker!
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I had a little trouble with application. Mostly due to circumstances out of Sally Hansen’s control! lol I have oddly shaped cuticles and it is hard to get a perfect fit for my cuticle. The good think is that this is REAL polish so the way I fixed the Nail Polish Strips around the cuticle was go over the cuticle a big and correct it with the orange wood stick that is provided in the package. I also clean up the sides of the nails with the stick too.
Other than my own issues everything else is a breeze. You clean your nails: I use polish remover or alcohol to cleanse your nails of any oil or residue that could potentially be on the nail bed which could prevent the strips from adhering properly. Then match the polish strip to the proper nail, peel the stickers/protective covers off of the strip and lay it down. File the excess off of the ends and you are good to go (after you clean up the edges with the stick). Simple 1, 2, 3 process and you look like you went out and spent lots of money on a salon manicure (or pedicure).
I found that these lasted a fair amount of days. I ended up taking them off a little early due to the fact that I had an important client at work I needed to meet with so my “party animal” nails needed to be left for the weekend. The good thing is that tehre are lots of different styles to chose from and some are very sensible, mature and wearable.
There is no drying time involved. It says that you should add a top coat to it to extend the length of wear but I didn’t do that and I had no problems with chipping.
My Newest Addiction Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 out of 5)
I think these are great for people that don’t enjoy nail stickers. These are just as easy as the stickers are to apply but they give the feel of real nail polish. There are lots of prints to chose from, as well as solid colors. I feel that this line has something for everyone.
*These items were sent to me for consideration from Infuenster.
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I'm Laura!I am a Navy wife and mother of two.I am passionate about all things beauty.I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on.I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time!So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!