Anyone that knows me well enough knows that I always have my nails painted, reason being--I detest chipped nail polish, lol. I change nail polish color every week to prevent the horror of looking down at my hands only to notice that the color has chipped. This week I wanted to try something different, since I didn't want to stray too far from what I usually go with I decided to try out the Sally Hansen Salon Effects line of "nail polish". Since they were 75% off at CVS this week I decided to take it for a whirl and at $2.49 a pop how could I resist?
Take a look see at the product:
Not bad, huh? The product holds 16 nail strips, a nail file and a nail buffer that is divided on a miniature file, a cuticle pusher, and a set of instructions.
When I first opened the product I noticed a strong smell of well, nail polish, lol, I guess I was expecting it to not have scent considering that it isn't liquid--definitely not a problem. I liked how it was packaged, well done, Sally. Up next is a picture of my bare nails, the product advises that your nails are dry and free of oil. Check!
I began applying the strips to my nails effortlessly until I had to switch hands. Don't you just hate that?! LOL Anywho, upon applying it on my ring finger I noticed that I had put the wrong size strip, meaning the strip that I chose for my ring finger was actually supposed to be for my middle finger, boo to me! Since I had already begun to rub the product onto my nail taking it off proved to be a task since I couldn't simply peel it off. I would say that this is a good problem, this means that it won't easily come off, especially since it claims to last up to 10 days. On to what I did to resolve the issue:
As you can see I tried peeling the strip off myself but that didn't work, then I tried using the cuticle stick that comes with product, NADA, so I had to resort to acetone.
Here's my poor little ring finger....but have no fear acetone is near! You can purchase pure acetone from Sally's, that's where I normally get my bottle. :) Since this is pure acetone it has a tendency to make your hands dry which isn't necessarily a bad thing when using this product, just wash your hands before and dry them with a towel. ;) I went on to use a q-tip 1) because it is small enough so that I wouldn't ruin the polish on my left hand and 2) it fits into the hole of the bottle. It was difficult to come off but again, this is a good problem.
So what do you think, ladies? Nay or Yay?