Glitz Blitz, Wild Child, Laced Up, Misbehaved, Blue Ice

Very frequently I find myself making pit-stops in the cosmetics aisle of my local drugstore. On one of my recent drugstore detours I picked up five versions of Sally Hansen’s new Salon Effects nail polish strips: Glitz Blitz (gold glitter), Wild Child (zebra print), Laced Up (lace print), Misbehaved (metallic with fishnet print),  and Blue Ice (blue glitter).



Inside the box you’ll get 16 nail polish strips in various sizes to fit your nails, a wooden stick to push back cuticles, and a mini nail file with multiple sides to not only shape and smooth your nail, but also to finish the sticker application by filing the excess sticker from your nail.


Me wearing Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects in Misbehaved




The strips are a fun and easy way to play around with nail art. They are surprisingly easy to use, and have only a slight nail polish scent, so you won’t gross out your cubicle mate if you decide to try ’em out at work! They are also extremely durable. I did experience slight chipping along the edges with normal use & hand washing, so I am not too sure what to think about their claim of lasting “up to 10 days”.  However, any chipping I experienced was slight and hardly noticeable.  Next time I might try a bit of clear nail polish along the edges of my nails just to try to “seal” the stickers a bit more.  There is no doubt that strips are extremely durable…not quite as durable and long lasting as cal-gel (obviously), but certainly more durable than standard nail polish.  I paid $9.89 for each box, so it is considerably cheaper than any gel treatment you would get at a salon.  If you have short nails like mine I recommend cutting the strips in half just to get more bang for your buck!


I really love this particular print called “Misbehaved”, but the lace print is next on my list to try! I hope they continue to make this product, because I think it has a lot of promise. If it sticks around, I hope they add new prints as well as additional solid colors. I found the majority of the solid shades to be on the neon side. I would love some ballet pink nail polish strips in my arsenal. I mean come on, no drying time, little smell, and no mess? That alone should get you on board!  I highly recommend you at least try these once. What do you think? Will you give these a go? Is there a print/shade you are dying to try?


Watch my haul & tutorial video below to see just how easy it is!:
UPDATE: Here is a photo of Glitz Blitz taken with my iPhone. I LOVE this one! As readers suggested I applied a clear topcoat to seal and have yet to experience ANY chipping…

3 Comments on Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips

  1. Rileighbug
    February 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm (7 years ago)

    mel- my boyfriends mom got me into these shes been using them for awhile. I love “kitty kitty” and i totally made it last 2 weeks with a topcoat applied every few days! love love love them 🙂

  2. Ellen Ross
    February 11, 2011 at 12:46 am (7 years ago)

    OMG im so glad u did this bc ive been wondering how they work and if anyone has used them for themself im def getting some this weekend thanks so much!!

    Ellen
    Ask Away Advice & Fashion Blog
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