I wasn’t always a nail polish fanatic.  In fact, I only recently learned how to do my own manicures!  Back in the day, I definitely could have used a product like Sally Hansen’s new Salon Effects nail polish strips, which make home-grown nails a breeze.  Even now, this is a product I can see myself relying on in the future for funky, complicated patterns and designs on my ‘tips.

I picked up this adorable black-and-white floral pattern called “Cut It Out” at my local drugstore for around $10 (French Bulldog not included, LOL).  Get my full review on this fun new product after the jump!

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips apply easily–even on super-short nails–and the manicure lasted for a few days without chipping, peeling, or bubbling.  The extended wear makes Salon Effects really nice for traveling, or any other time you need a low-maintenance manicure that lasts.

Unfortunately, the price point makes Salon Effects better suited to special occasions than everyday wear.  For $10, I would much rather buy a bottle of nail polish that will last me forever!  (Confession: I have yet to run out of a bottle of polish.)  Still, with so many great designs, I would definitely reach for Salon Effects for a big night out.

Alternatively, Salon Effects would make for really cute accent nails with regular polish on the rest of your fingers.  Love it!

You can find Sally Hansen Salon Effects for $10 at most major retailers.

Which design is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments!

10 Responses to Get Your Kicks With Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

  1. Suzie says:

    I had no idea these existed – what a great idea! I just went to their website & watched a video that shows how to apply them; seems simple enough… Since you have used them, do you have any additional application tips that you perhaps discovered in the process that may not have been mentioned in the packaged instructions?

    • Soleil Doux says:

      One thing that wasn’t in the written instructions (but was mentioned in the video online) was the need to remove a clear film from the strips in addition to the paper backing. After looking around online, I saw I wasn’t the only one who made this mistake!

      Thanks so much for your comments, Suzie!

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  3. Maria says:

    love the pic with your nails and your puppy <3

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  7. Suzie says:

    I finally got an opportunity to try the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips; I chose the pink/blue/yellow flowers (throw back to my ’70′s flower power days!) I found them super easy to apply, even more so than polish really, and not having to wait for them to dry like polish was wonderful. It has been 7 days now & on about day 3 or 4 I added a clear coat just as an added measure; they still look great, no chipping or peeling at all – guess when my nails noticeably grow out then I will have to remove them. Really enjoying my fun nails – thanks for posting about these!

    • Soleil Doux says:

      I’m so glad you are loving the Salon Effects! I found them very convenient to apply, too. For applying (and drying) liquid polish, you may find it helpful to invest in some quick-dry drops. They really work, and they actually condition your cuticles in the process! :)

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