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December 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas! Sally Hansen Snow Bunny Nail Strips

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

To celebrate the season, I am wearing Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips in Snow Bunny.  They feature a pearlescent white base with red snowflakes.  They remind me of a knitted sweater pattern, but I also got the comment that they resemble gift wrap.  Either way I love these wintery nails.

Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips Snow Bunny Snowflake Holiday Candy Cane Manicure

Macro Sally Hansen Nail Strips Snow Bunny Review Swatch Holiday Christmas Manicure

I applied these over a basecoat and used a coat of Seche Vite on top to seal them.  So far they still look perfect after three days.  In the past I’ve gotten a good ten days of wear out of these nail polish strips, so I think they’re well worth it.

Whatever you celebrate, hope you have a wonderful night!

Christmas Tree with Presents Merry Holidays

 

~ Allison ~

February 11th, 2012

Giant Nail Polish Sale!

 

My fiance and I are undertaking a massive apartment decluttering, and so it’s time to let go of some nail polish.  See anything you like?  I am open to negotiation, especially if you’re buying in bulk!  Unless otherwise noted, these are all brand new or have been used once or twice.  Please click on the photos to zoom.

 

L to R: Ying’s Color (like Kleancolors) Holo Yellow, $1.  Claire’s Gold Glitter Top Coat, $3.  LA Colors Golden Treasure, $0.50.

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September 24th, 2011

Orly Rock the World + Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips

This is Orly Rock the World, from the Mineral FX collection.  I just found this at my local Sally Beauty Supply 2 weeks ago.  It has a deep plummy red base with some major gold foil, giving it a strong duochrome effect.  This seems to be a close relative to OPI It’s My Year, although it looks like the gold in RTW is much warmer and it could have a darker plum/red base.  I might do a closer comparison later.   I’m wearing Rock the World here with an accent finger of Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strip.  The style is called Laced Up.

This was my first time using the Sally Hansen nail polish strips, even though I’ve amassed quite a little collection of them.  They are very easy to use and last a long time.  Here, I’d been wearing my strip for 4 days.  Aside from a tiny tip wear it looks perfect!  I have a few suggestions to make application easier and neater.  First, hold the strip up to your nail and trim it with scissors before applying.  You want it to be slightly longer than your actual nail, so you have a little extra to wrap underneath the nail for added security.  Also, I found that rubbing the strips between my hands helped warm them up and mold better to my nails.  Get the strip as close to your cuticle as possible, so when your nail grows out you won’t have a giant gap.  You’ll want to add a top coat (I used Seche Vite) because otherwise the strip finish is kind of flat and dull.  Finally, you can easily polish another color on top if you don’t want to remove the strip yet.  I did this and it helped the top layer of polish last extra long.  However, it also made for really frustrating removal!  I used acetone-based remover and soaked each nail briefly to loosen up the tough bedrock layers of polish, then scrub scrub scrubbed with my cotton ball.

I can’t wait to show you more Sally Hansen nail polish strips soon!  Especially the Halloween designs, which I’m flipping over.

 

~ Allison ~