Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects - Kitty Kitty

Hello Everyone

As promised I would begin reviewing items form my free Inflenster box so here goes. First up is the Sally Hansen Salon Effects (the nail polish strips). I've used similar strips from another brand (Avon) years ago and this version did not disappoint either.

Why you may want this item?
Obviously you will have no nail smudges and no drying time to worry about because these are basically nail polish stickers. After locating the sticker that will cover your nail, you simply peel off the sticker and apply it neatly over your nails. No mess, no fuss and you have beautifully "polished" nails in a few minutes.
Here is an example of the peeling process:

I received the pattered polish in Kitty Kitty #320 and I wasn't loving it at first. I think that's why it sat in the box for so long. However, I decided to give them a go and I actually like them much better on my nails than I did when they were staring back at me from the box.
So starting from the beginning, let's take a look at what you get in your nail effect box.

1 nail file
1cuticle stick
1 mini file and buffer (all in one)
16 nail strips.

One big difference between the Sally Hansen strips when compared to the Avon brand that I tried ages ago is that the Sally Hansen brand seems to have a bit of stretchiness to the stickers. If it doesn't fit your nail perfectly, which may be the case for those who have wider nail beds, then a slight tug may give you the added coverage that you need.
Price - Usually priced at $9.99 but I have seen it cheaper or on sale so keep your eyes peeled.
Sold- This product an be found in CVS, Target and similar stores.
Longevity- These nails can stand up to constant hand washing, showers (in warm- hot water :-) ) dish washing and anything else. I will update this post when I decide to take it off to let you know how long it lasted on my nails. The only problem that I can foresee would be if you applied them sloppily without carefully securing the strip around your entire nail, including the very tip. Doing so could lead to the sticker lifting up if the tip of the sticker isn't secured around the edge of your nail.
Like most nail strips, you will need nail polish remove to properly remove these strips.
I think these are perfect especially if you are crunched for time and you don't have time to wait for your polish to dry!
I will definitely get my hands on more nail strips.
Have you tried nail effects? If so what has been your experience?

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