It all started with curiosity. Last year it seemed like everyone was trying out these newfangled nail art strips called Salon Effects by Sally Hansen. There was a selection of colors and patterns available, and they claimed to be long-lasting and chip-free.
So of course, I had to try them.
My first box of Salon Effects nail strips were a fishnet stocking look-alike called Misbehaved. I put them on my nails right before a long weekend trip to Orlando. The process to apply is rather simple, and once you complete your first Salon Effects manicure, the skill will come naturally. Plus: Sally Hansen provides you with 16 strips per box, so there is wiggle room to make mistakes. With my very first manicure, more than a week later my nails were still free of chips and tears, and I was sold. The Salon Effects strips are officially one of my all-time favorite manicure products.
Next up: Animal Instinct.
Grr baby, grr! The Animal Instinct strips came for free in my Spring Beauty VoxBox, and I was glad to try out a bolder pattern than I’d normally be drawn to.
As the seasons change, so do some of the designs offered in the Salon Effects strips. I’ve been lucky enough to score quite a few boxes of nail strips at Marshalls and Target for half price since they were being discontinued! Keep your eyes peeled on the endcaps in Target – I find quite a few on the clearance rack there!
These How Romantic strips were a find from Marshalls: I believe they were from this year’s Valentine’s Day themed collection.
As I said before, the Salon Effects strips come with 16 strips per box, so you are bound to have leftover pieces after your main manicure is applied. My suggestion: save them and get creative! I took my leftover strips in the Animal Instinct pattern, cut them in half diagonally, and paired them with a hot pink polish (Essie’s Plumberry) that matched.
Salon Effects nail strips are not only easy to apply, but they can be removed simply with nail polish remover. The strips are actual nail polish, so remover will wipe them off easily when you’re ready to take them off.
So tell me, are you a fan of the Salon Effects strips? What’s your favorite pattern or color?