Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips Review

Today I'm going to do a review on the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips.  I bought two of them on a whim when I saw a $2 dollar off coupon for Sally Hansen products.  I've used them before when they first came out and didn't like them at all.  They peeled off within a day and were kind of difficult to apply.  I decided to buy a couple more to see if they've made any changes to the strips to help them last longer.  Well let's get to the review shall we...

I decided to try "Tri-bal It On", which is one that I've wanted to try for a long time!
 Top View
Here's what comes in the kit:  two sets of strips (one for each hand) and a packet with a file, cuticle stick, and instructions.
First, I applied a base coat

Then I had to find the strips to fit each of my nails for both hands. 
 Here is the finished product!
 I did have a bit of trouble applying the strips to my nails, mainly because I got them on everything else but my nails!
I think that the strips that I picked out didn't really fit my nails and because of that you can see that some of my nails weren't completely covered by the strips.
Now for the wear of the strips.  I didn't like these at all!!!  They lasted a little longer than the first set that I tried a couple years ago, but they still peeled right off after 4 days.  I think that applying a base coat might have caused the strips to peel off quicker, but I don't think that should of made any difference.  Another thing that I didn't like about the strips is the overall look of them.  You could definitely tell that they were stickers, and the look just wasn't as amazing as I thought it would've been.
Nail polish strips are a good alternative for people that don't have time to change their nail polish, but I wouldn't recommend these to anyone.  You can try these at your own risk, but I wouldn't waste my money on these.  If you don't have much time to do your nails, I would suggest a fast drying polish like Sally Hansen Ista-dri.  If you want designs on your nails, I would suggest getting small nail stickers or stamping plates for easy and quick nail art.  What do y'all think of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish strips?  Are there any other nail polish strips that I should try?  Tell me in the comments section!
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Crystal <3

1 comment:

  1. I've tried these as well and haven't been very impressed. Mine lasted for about a day, but I didn't do a topcoat. I heard that if you apply a topcoat about every 2 days, they last a bit longer...Mine fit my nails well though, but it is quite obvious that they are stickers. I will be trying them again (with topcoat) to see how long they last for... have a couple of extra boxes that I got through beauty boxes.


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