Friday, January 28, 2011

Beauty Review: Sally Hansen Nail Strips

The minute my coworker mentioned these babies, I knew I had to have them. I mean, one of the styles is houndstooth (obsessed)! I couldn't find them anywhere online so I decided to shop for them the old fashioned way, by going into the store and looking.

I had heard that Walgreens had them in stock so the first stop was a location close to my work. After a quick inspection of the Sally Hansen section, I determined they were sold out and left.

lace nail strips

Determined, I went to another Walgreens not too far away. I saw a few styles left--mostly the solid colors or the glittered--but their stock was pretty picked-through. I did scope out a set of lace-style wraps and I purchased those, only semi-disappointed that I didn't find the houndstooth ones.

lace nail strips

On the way home, I passed a CVS and decided to stop just in case. It was a total jackpot! They had pretty much every style and color! Not sure if I'd like them or not, I only snatched up the one I had been lusting after--the houndstooth!

houndstooth nails

So what did I think about them?
The application of these strips is extremely quick and easy, especially when compared to nail wraps I've used in the past. The wraps aren't overly sticky and easy enough to lift back up at the beginning of the application process if you're a bit off on the placement.They are also thin enough that I was able to cut off any excess from the sides with my own fingernail. I adore that the strips are double-ended; it makes it a lot easier to find a good fit for your own nails. I also love that these $10 kits come with everything you need to apply the wraps, including a cuticle stick and a nail file. It's amazing how as soon as the process is complete, it really becomes like paint on your nails--it doesn't peel like other wraps I've tried.

Pet the kitty!

I'm going to call these a "must-try" for anyone who likes to do their own nails!


Anonymous said...

Did you do a topcoat?

Adiel | Rose Gold Lining said...

No topcoat, but you could easily do one. In fact, I probably should. ;)

artsyazn said...

Awesome! I can't wait to try them myself!

Katie | said...

LOVE IT! I am houndstooth obsessed so.... yeah, I need. How long are they supposed to last?

Katie | said...

LOVE IT! I am houndstooth obsessed so.... yeah, I need. How long are they supposed to last?

Katie | said...

Nevermind, I'm an idiot and looked at the image of the package again. :)

Pj.steph said...

I found those at Smith's and totally thought of you. I wanted to buy them just so you would think I was cool. :)