December 30, 2010

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Girl Flower

Good Morning guys, last day of work before freedom for an awesome 3 day weekend! yay! Before I get to the awesome that is below I have to tell you guys that I went to Ulta last night and they were having a MASSIVE polish clearance. It included OPI Burlesque, Barielle Holiday, China Glaze Holiday, Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl plus other random older polishes. Great deals! If you have an Ulta near you I would highly suggest checking it out!

Onto the awesome, not a new invention by any means but the first time I've personally tried anything like this so I am now a total fan girl. Sally Hansen just put out a line of "Salon Effects" nail polish strips, we've all seen these before made by brands like Nail Fraud or Incoco...or the higher end Minx. The Sally Hansen strips come in a box of 16 strips and were selling for $10 a box at Walgreens, where I bought them. They were on sale for Buy One Get One 1/2 off though! I'll easily be able to get 2 full manicures out of each box so I don't think the price is too bad! These are super fun just for something different or if you have a special occasion. There were tons of designs to pick from, a bunch that are just plain colors...some with tons of glitter and then ones with designs like plaid or lace etc... I picked up 3 boxes, the flowers (below), a houndstooth design and one of the really glittery ones. I decided to test the flowers first since they seemed like they would hide any imperfections the best.

Application was really easy, there was a bit of a learning curve but overall I didn't have any issues.Next time the only thing I will do differently is getting the strip closer to the cuticle! On the instructions it did not say if you were supposed to add a top coat or not, but I worried that they wouldn't last well if I didn't so I put a coat of Seche Vite over them. The first 2 pictures below are without top coat and under lamp light, the last 2 pictures are with a coat of Seche Vite and in natural light.I don't really see a difference other than my nails being a bit more shiny. I would fully without a doubt buy these again, they are fun and easy and a hell of a lot cheaper than Minx. I enjoy nail art for people like me, who suck at actually doing nail art!

Without Top Coat
Without Top Coat



With Top Coat
With Top Coat

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21 comments:

  1. Those are cute!

    Thanks for the ULTA tip - was thinking of heading out and that was enough motivation to get me going!!!

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  2. very cool! I hope these come to Canada sooon!

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  3. Oh, those are super cute!! I saw some like this from Art Club at Sallys yesterday but ended up putting them back.

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  4. That’s so pretty! What an awesome print

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  5. Ooh, that looks so awesome! So cute. Unfortunately, I can't get them here :(

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  6. That is so absolutely adorable. Wow.

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  7. are some of them big enough to get 2 nails out of it? this is one of the best jobs at this ive seen yet and i STILL dont think theyre that great! i cant believe this was your first time applying these because it looks flawless.

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  8. Argh, I LUV these! They remind me of Katy Perry's flower nails she did a while ago.

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  9. These are now going on my wishlist Jen! They are SO adorable!! Perfect for Spring/Summer. I'd love to hear how much wear you get out of these!

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  10. @cathryn

    I had no problems getting 2 nails covered out of 1 strip! And thank you!

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  11. @'chelle

    I'll keep you guys posted about the wear. I'm going to keep them on my right hand for as long as I can take it! they seem to be wearing well for now...better than I thought they would so that's good!

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  12. do you think these are scratchy? i have been testing out the OPI chic prints for a few days and they're really scratchy.

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  13. I'm wearing the lace pattern now actually!! I was thinking about getting the flower one. It's really cute!

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  14. I am wearing these. I cannot believe how easy they are. I heard they can go for 10 days. I will probably get bored and change them next weekend, or I will try to see how long they last for science.

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  15. I was VERY close to buying this today but, IRL, they look so pixelated. I didn't like it. :(

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  16. FieldhockeybrittanyJanuary 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    these are so cute and mine lasted longer than ten days like they said they would! I love them. However, I thought that doing all my nails with this might be too much, so I used this pattern for my ring fingers then used a matching turquoise for the rest if my fingers. LOVE THESE! they'd make great presents for teens. 

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