i'm not the type of person who goes to a salon to get manicures (except for special occasions of course like weddings). since salon manicures tend to be expensive, i usually do my nails myself. typically i stick to solid colors or a french manicure, but do like to play around with fun nail art designs too.
so, i was really intrigued when i saw sally hansen's new salon effects. they are real nail polish strips with fun patterns and designs which you simply apply to clean dry nails. i was a bit turned off when i found out that they retail for around $9, but i found them on sale at target for $4, so i thought i would give them a try. (the pattern i picked was mad for plaid.) after a quick learning curve, they were really easy to apply. the best part? you don't have to wait for your nail polish to dry! they are supposed to last for 10 days and then easily remove with nail polish remover. so far, i have had them on for 11 days, and they still look great. not a single chip! has anyone else tried this product yet? i'm curious to hear what other people think.
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money saving tip: if you keep your nails on the shorter side, you can cut the nail polish strips in half and get double the uses out of them! (even more bang for your buck!)