Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Luxe Look for Less: First Beauty Post
This luxe look for less post has a different spin than usual. I tried Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips for the first time, which is essentially a cheaper alternative to a gel manicure. The average cost of a gel manicure is about $30 compared to this product at $9 for 2 applications. For any of you that don't know me, I am not a big fan of beauty products, but I thought this product was worth reviewing.
I used the color Wishful Pinking. The box says it lasts up to ten days, no dry time, and to peel and apply. It comes with a cuticle stick, mini file, buffer, 16 strips, and directions. The directions seemed much easier to use than it was.
- No drying time - Difficult to apply (Hopefully gets easier with practice)
- Can remove with polish remover - Began to peel after a few days
- Comes in many colors and patterns - Did not last ten days (I kept it on for almost 5)
- Not as bad for nails as gel manicure
I would not recommend this product, unless you want to try a fun pattern. I would have been much easier to just paint my nails this pink shade. Since the box came with 2 applications, I will try it one more time and let you know if that goes any better. I heard that a trick is to apply top coat after applying the stickers. Do you have any tips for using this product?