My awesome sister gifted me with two of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips from the Holiday Collection. I know I’ve posted about these before, but Those were cell phone shots, so I wanted to give you a closer look. These are Plaid About You and Peppermint Twist.
For those of you who haven’t tried Salon Effects yet, here is a run down of how they work. In the box, you get 2 packages of 8 polish strips, one nail file, one orange stick, and a complete set of directions. READ THE DIRECTIONS. Seriously, it makes a difference. The basic premise is that, after prepping your nails, you line up the nail strips on your nail to check the size, peel away the wrapping, and press the strips down to adhere to the nail. Then you file away any excess, and abracadabra, instant manicure. I always top them with a top coat, though you don’t have to. I can easily get 7 days of wear out of them, and sometimes 10, though if I keep them on that long I end up with issues from grow out. And I get bored. 😉 The Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips cost around $10 each, which is pretty steep. I recommend if you have shorter nails to cut each strip in half in order to get 2 manicures out of each box. That reduces the cost to $5 per mani, and that is more reasonable.