Part of my November goals was to not wear nail polish for two weeks. I was doing so well, only I received a phone call that my hubby and I needed to go to a photo shoot. Our photo will be in a magazine because of our travel blog, Beach Junkies. I will let you know what magazine and issue (and page #) when I receive more info.
Well, if you know me, you know that I hate to be seen without my nails all done up. In keeping with the "no polish for two weeks" goal, I decided to try out Sally Hansen Salon Effect Real Nail Polish strips. I thought I was being smart but it turns out, the strips is made of real polish so I'm cheating. I am technically wearing nail polish, at least it's Day 12.
|I totally didn't put on the thumb strip on properly|
I picked up Laced Up for $10.99. It looks so easy to apply and it is, except when it came time to apply the strips to my right hand (I'm right handed). After applying to all ten nails, I used the hair dryer to smooth them out and make them adhere more to my nail. I finished it off with a top coat. Now, let's just see how long it lasts. If it all works out, I plan to use Glitz Blitz for my birthday and Frock Star for when I go to NYC.
UPDATE: An hour into putting these strips on, the corners started to peel off and catch on everything. I am getting so annoyed. I either didn't wipe my nail enough with polish remover or the strips just are not adhering to my nail. I much rather have my nails painted with polish and then chip a day or two later. The strips peeling off are worse than chipped nails.
ANOTHER UPDATE: I got a lot of compliments on my nails. Maybe I will try another pattern if I find the strips on sale. I don't think it's worth the $11 I paid. It's more than a bottle of polish. I have had them on for four days and they are really chipped. The bonus is, because there so much of a design with a nude base, it's not that noticeable. I am taking off the polish strips now, and it takes quite a bit of scrubbing.