Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I had a kind of blah day yesterday...I just didn't feel like putting makeup on, mainly because I spent too much time on the internet haha.  Anyway...I was at Target the other day (love Target!) and I was looking at polish and saw Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips.  I love having my nails painted but it's so hard for me to keep polish on my nails because my hands are in water so much.  These caught my eye...and I decided to give them a try!  They were $8.99 on sale.  I bought 270-Raise A Glass.  It's a champagne color....not my usual choice of nail polish but it looked pretty lol. 

Okay, so first let me say that I think these are way overpriced.  I can buy a bottle of OPI cheaper and it will last for what seems like forever.  However, unless I have artificial will chip off in a day (even with Chip Skip!).  Of course, it will stay on my toes though, haha. nails are shorter than usual because I broke a few so I filed them down.  I do feel that these would be easier to apply to longer nails.  They were a challenge applying them to my nails.  Especially my right hand (I'm right handed), which I have no problems applying regular nail polish!  There are a few sizes to choose the right fit for your nail and cuticle...I had no issues finding a good fit, other than my right thumb....and that could be just because I was having a hard time with my right hand.  You have to kind of stretch them over your whole nail and make sure they are smooth (only my left thumb bubbled a bit) and then file the edge so they attach properly.  This is where I had difficulty because my nails are so short.  When I tried to file the edge, they would peel back some.  Here's what they looked like...

You can see where my thumb bubbled and I also dented the polish on my index finger.  I think these are definitely for those with longer nails...and I also think these would be fun for young girls, however I won't be spending $9 on these things again!!  They just don't look that great...I'm not impressed.  I will stick to regular polish...even if it means I have to polish them so darn often haha.


  1. Great post! I was super curious about those but they kinda reminded me of kiddie stick and peel polish so I passed.... pretty colour though!!

  2. I think it looks nice but I am so not a nail person, I almost never wear polish. Too bad they didn't work out!