Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Review

These are my newest obsession. 
I'm not usually a fan of intricate nail art, but I found many of Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips to be wearable. The first ones I tried out were the multi-color glitter stickers in "Frock Star", which I wore during my Bachelorette weekend-they were perfectly appropriate for such an occasion.
Next I tried "Laced Up", the pattern I was most drawn to:
Today I applied "Bling It On":

Each box contains 16 nail strips with varying sizes to fit each nail, a mini file, buffer, and a cuticle stick. I ended up not needing the cuticle stick. The strips are very easy to apply and what's great about them is that you can shape them onto rounded or squared nails at almost any length.
Once applied to the nail, the remaining strip is easily filed off the nail with the mini file/buffer.
Ta Da!

The Salon Effects package claims that the nail strips last up to 10 days, which I've found to be true. I removed the "Frock Star" strips after 6 days since my wedding was one week after I had applied them but they would've held up at least another few days, and I kept the "Laced Up" strips on for almost two weeks!
I love that there is no dry time (also stated on the box), the strips are easy to remove with nail polish remover, and they do not contain any DPB, Toluene or Formaldehyde.
The one con for me is the price ($8.99 at Target), however they are significantly cheaper than Minx and last about as long.
Up next I'll be trying "Misbehaved"

What are your thoughts on Sally Hansen's Salon Effects? Which is your favorite Pattern?


  1. I have been THIS close to buying some! Thank you so much for the detailed review, I'll definitely get some now =)

  2. i've bought the lace and the misbehaved, but haven't tried them yet. i keep waiting for something, but haven't figured out what that something is yet. LOL.

    Kristen from Love Lipstick and Pearls

    (blogger comments is still being lame)