Recently Sally Hansen sent me some of their new Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips kits to try out, so I shipped a few to my sister, Chantal, in Chicago because she loves trend-setting nail polish and she's very critical and discerning when it comes to testing new beauty products. Of course, I had to give these a go myself, and I was beyond impressed with the results! Keep reading for Chantal's awesome review, and let us know if you've tried Sally Hansen Salon Effects in the comments. Plus stay tuned for a great giveaway where I'll be giving away 5 Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips kits to one lucky reader. —BB
by Chantal B.
I love, love, LOVE these nail polish strips! I honestly had no idea what to expect from this product, but I can definitely say they are my new obsession, and I can't wait for Sally Hansen to come out with even more styles and colors (maybe some more neutrals or "adult" colors that are office-appropriate?)!
But, before I get ahead of myself, let me tell you about the 24 amazing options already available. The Salon Effects nail polish strips come in a really fun array of patterns (like leopard, zebra, florals and lace) neon colors and glittered options (thought I would hate the glitters but the gold one, Glitz Blitz is actually my favorite so far).
Above: My Skinny Jeans nails look perfect on Day 2.
This is a whole new way of doing your nails, so there is a little bit of a learning curve the first time you put these on, but it's super easy and you get the hang of it right away. Each package contains different size nail polish strips (just like fake nails come in different sizes to accommodate different size nail beds) so after picking out the sizes you need, you simply pull the strip off the protective sheet, press it to your nail and then file off the excess (and the little nail file you use comes in the kit too!). My absolute favorite part? No dry time, and virtually NO smell!!! Yay!!!
Above: Cut It Out looks great and is easy to apply on short nails.
Salon Effects last just as long as the brand says they will, 7-10 days, and I wasn't delicate with them. They truly last through everything.
I loved these immediately, the finish is smooth (even on the glitters) and gorgeous and it even makes my short nails look fantastic. To add the cherry on top I've also been receiving crazy amounts of compliments on my nails, everyone keeps asking me where I got my nails done, or what kind of polish I use to get such a fantastic finish. They are so amazed when I tell them its Sally Hansen Salon Effects, and even more excited when they find out they can buy them at their local drug store.
Above: Day 6, and still no chipping! You'd never get that with a conventional glitter polish.
I kinda wish they were priced slightly lower then their $9.99 price tag, but many stores are offering a buy one get one half off promo on these right now, and that makes it a little more affordable.
Spring Break is fast approaching, these would be amazing to take along and apply on the plane (no smell and no dry time = manicure anywhere) and the fun patterns and colors are perfect to welcome in the warmer weather! —Chantal Baros
WHERE TO FIND THEM: Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.
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