Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Review

I was pleasantly surprised on Black Friday to FINALLY find the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Houndstooth at Wal-Mart! I had been looking for a few months to try them out, but everytime I looked they only had the ugly ones left!


The instructions are fairly simple and straightforward:



In reality, it's a bit more difficult than they make it out to be (isn't it always though?!) I had a really hard time getting the backing off without messing the strip up. I found that you just kind of have to play with it to get it to come off.



Placement was a little difficult too- I had to peel it off once or twice to get it in the best position. I was a little concerned that the adhesive would be not as good, but it has stayed on fine. Just to give it a little more shine and stay power, I put a coat of Julep Topcoat on it.

This is how the end result looked though:


Overall, I was pleased with them and will definitely try another design. It was not extremely difficult and as I am not very good with doing designs, it definitely is much better than anything I could do myself!

I took them off 8 days later, but they could have lasted much longer. There were minimal chips, but they held up much better than regular nail polish. To get them off, I soaked my nails in polish remover for a minute and scrubbed them off.

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16 comments:

  1. are these made of paper or something? because there are also foil versions of this and i feel like the foil ones are so fake, i always have a hard time with putting them and making them sick haha.

    nice design btw :)

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  2. funny!
    xoxo
    Faby
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  3. these look fun, havent tried them yet

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  4. Very winter appropriate:) Love the hounds tooth design on this one.

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  5. Am loving ur nails&e houndtooth design so pretty

    Lovely blog,am following x

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  6. They're having a sale at my local rite aid, and I picked a few up, I loooove these! They're so awesome!!

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  7. cute nails! great job!

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  8. Ahhhh, I love the design! Black and white color combinations are so classic, especially on the nails.

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  10. I love this look.! and you did a great job on them .. I bought them suckers and gosh I just couldn't get the hang of them... maybe I was rushing through ... but seeing this again I want to try LOL

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  11. woweee looks so good will have to try these myself !

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  12. That's a fun pattern! Looks great on you!
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  13. I love Sally Hanson, I tried a cheaper substitute and did not compare... so now I'm back on Sally Hanson and I actually picked up that pattern :) great minds think alike ;)
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  14. I liked!!

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  15. they came out nice! i love houndstooth.

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