Ladies, meet my newest love affair. I'm cheating on nail polish with Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail appliques. Yeah, I said it.It's official. They're my undercover lovers. Here's why...
1. Easy Application: So at first glance the Sally Hansen Salon Effects might look a tad complicated, but they're really super simple to apply. All you need to do is follow the directions on the package. Below I outlined my process and a few good tips for making them last.
The first step is a no brainer. Take all the package contens out so you can see what you're working with. The packet comes equipped with 8 nail strips for each hand (so you can choose which ones fit your nail bed), a nail file, wooden stick and instructions. So here's what I do...
|1. Start with clean nails. 2.Find the perfect nail strip match for each of your fingers and set them aside 3. Smooth nail strip onto nail bed in downward motion.|
Tip: Starting off with squeaky clean nails can guarantee the nail strips won't chip or slide off as easily. Before I begin, I wipe down each nail bed with polish remover to rid them of excess oils.
|4. File off excess nail strip with nail file. 5. Peel off excess and smooth bottom edge of nail strip onto nail tip. 6. Final product should look like this.|
2. They last! I've been faithfully using these Sally Hansen Salon Effects for almost two month now, and I'm always SO pleased with the results. My nail strips last anywhere from 5-10 days without chipping, even through washing dishes, heavy duty typing, etc
3. Tons of variety. Sally Hansen Salon Effects has over 25 different nail prints and growing. You can find a color or print to match every mood. And at less than $10 a pop, you can change them every few days if that's your thing. See below for some of my personal faves.
|Clockwise from top left: Bling It On, Wild Child, Check It Out, Kitty Kitty|
Sally Hansen Salon Effects are available at select pharmacies nationwide including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid & more. They're also available at Target and Walmart. Give them a try! You'll be pleasantly surprised.