Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Review

So yesterday my mother picked up one of the new Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips for me.
So I thought I would try them out and post my review here for everyone!!!

The style I will be reviewing today is :
Cheetah Print!(of course)
The style number for this one is : 320 Kitty, Kitty

[If anyone knows me well enough, they know I LOVE LOVE LOVE My cheetah/ leopard prints.
Even when I was little my parents would buy me stationary, clothes, anything with Cheetah/Leopard print on it~ ]

I apologize for the first set of blurry pictures. They were taken from my Itouch.

The box says:
* The polish can last up to 10 days.
*No dry time
*Peel and Apply
*Can be removed with Polish Remover
*Fits all nails.

Inside the box contains:
-16 Nail Polish Strips
-Cuticle Stick
-Mini File & Buffer

Cuticle Stick, Mini File and Buffer, 16 Polish Strips

Mini File(front side)

Buffer(back side)

Nail Polish Strips 
These are what the Nail polish strips look like when you remove them from the package.
There will be two packs of 8.
The have a clear protective cover on the front, and a smooth paper backing on the opposite side.

Above is a basic front and side view of what the strips look like when first applying to your on nails.

 This is what they look like once applied.

Over all I give this product a 4/5

-It requires a little bit more work than the instructions makes it seem.
Actually the instructions pretty much suck.
-The instructions suggest you pull gently so they stretch over your nail for a perfect fit. I don't recommend this at all because you will see stretch marks on the design.
-Even though they are not like rice paper thin and have some durability to them, I highly recommend handling them gently especially around the tip to avoid any rips and tears.
-You have to work with them a bit to get them to completely stick to your nails, so make sure your nails are clean and dry!

-For a cute fun design these are pretty worth it.
-The application process can be a bit difficult when using this for the first time but after a while it becomes simple and you will have a better understanding of how to actually apply the Nail Strips.
-The quality of the nail strips is pretty good.
There is no drying time and they have a glossy finish to them.

As of now I am unsure if you can apply these to false nails. That is something i'm going to have to test out for next time.

Places to purchase:
I'm not sure if they can be purchased at places like Target yet.
But at the grocery store Ralphs they carry them for $14.99
And at Wal-mart they have them for $8.50

Would I buy them again?
Yes, I think so special 1-day events they are great for a fun, creative style that will save you a trip to the salon.
I plan to get another style of theirs to apply to false nails so I can deco myself.
I hope this review was helpful!!!!


  1. Hadn't even heard of these yet, they seem quite nice though. Be interested in their other designs as well. Thanks for the review ~~ & the extra instructions XD for those of us who would pull/stretch & tear like a demolition without your warning 8D;;

  2. Whoa, it looks great! I want to check out their other designs now! :O

  3. Looks fab! Reminds me of the Minx nails they are doing at salons.

  4. Sorry for late reply everyone i guess my first one never went through.

    @ Val: Thanks for reading!!! I might purchase either their "Lace" "Glitter" or "Zebra" print designs so look forward to that!

    @ Dolly: I think you would really like their Zebra design!!!! Its fun and bold~

    @ Alicia: I havn't been to a salon for the longest time ;_; Though if they are doing stuff like this then I may need to make it a spa day ;P

  5. How long does it last?

  6. @ Naija: Hey! On the box it says it last up to 10 days, but I would say they last no more than 4-5. Depends what kind of work your doing with your hands (example: typing a lot etc)