Rocking Checks with Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Mad For Plaid

Sally Hansen came up with the first nail stickers I knew. I remembered when I first saw them many months ago, I couldn’t get over how cute they were. So I bought a couple of boxes to try. Later on, I was kindly given a few more boxes to try. This was months ago. Up till last week, I haven’t even opened any of them! What’s that now? Bad beauty blogger? Yes yes I know ;)

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Mad For Plaid

Oops typo in the image

Last Wednesday, I decided to finally try them out, to see what the fuss was all about. Mad For Plaid is a part of the limited edition collection for Easter.

As I haven’t tried nail stickers before, I found them slightly fiddly, thus taking me longer than the usual 5 minutes most beauty bloggers took with these (mine took about 30 minutes). When all sticker access are finally filed off, I was impressed.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Mad For Plaid Kit

After I got the hang of sticking them on the first few fingernails, I could see how easy it actually was. They are such pretty lil’ things too. I really like how it felt as though I had no nail polish on.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Mad For Plaid

As I also applied a layer of top coat on the nails, there were no peeling and chipping. A top coat really helps to seal the stickers, which prevents peeling. I made the mistake of filing the excess off a bit too vigorously, hence it looks as though I had some tip wear. The ones that I did a proper job with showed no tip wear at all.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Mad For Plaid

As always, excuse the gnarly cuticles. I haven’t been good with my cuticle treatments lately :(

I’m not a fan of having the same shade of nail polish on for long, so after 5 days, I got bored and took them off. This is the part which I’m not too happy with. These nail stickers are a pain in the bum to remove. Even after pressing each nail with a polish remover-soaked pad for 5 minutes, I still had a lot of silver residue left on the nail. It took some elbow grease to really remove every bit of polish and sticker on the nails.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Mad For Plaid

Pain-in-the-bottom sticker removal aside, I like them. I really do. At AU$14.95 per box, I probably will not be using this on a regular basis, but on special occasions or a holiday, most definitely. I still have my Halloween 2011 Salon Effects stickers, so watch out, I might be sporting some ghouls and ghosts on my fingers when you see me ;)

Have you tried any of Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects? Which are your favourites? Mine are still the Halloween ones :P

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18 comments… add one

  1. Paris B

    I’ve tried these adn a couple of other stick on types and the Sally Hansen ones are the easiest and best to use. They also last pretty long. If I wanted something quick and snazzy, I’d pick these up but they can otherwise be pricey for regular use.
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    1. Tine

      Paris: They are pricey for regular use. I saw the price in Malaysia, ouch. I’d use this on a holiday, or special occasions :)

  2. Nikki

    I haven’t tried any of these!!! So pretty!!!

    1. Tine

      Nikki: Aww Nikki, you don’t have to. You’re already a nail expert! These are for people like me who can’t draw a straight line on nails to save their lives ;)

  3. Kaye

    Cute prints! I haven’t tried nail stickers yet but its on the top of the list.
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    1. Tine

      Kaye: Go for it! They’re such fun things to try on your nails.

  4. beetrice

    Loved using these, but I hear you on the pain to remove them. Still, they’re fun for an evening out, and certainly easier than waiting for a full manicure to dry… :P
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    1. Tine

      Beetrice: I had no problems removing the ones with the skulls, but this one was very difficult :(

  5. xin

    looking neat and pretty! i agree that sally hansen is quite user-friendly, i have tried a couple of other brands and they all sucked. couldn’t even be bother to blog about it.
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    1. Tine

      Xin: I have a box of nail stickers of other brands still waiting to be used. I have a feeling I’m going to be disappointed with them after trying the Sally Hansen one :P

  6. Jyoan

    wow, these stuff works?! I have never tried any nail stickers or bling. Shall look out for Sally Hansen.

    I kind of got quite disappointed with their nail polish formulas, and haven’t bought any Sally Hansen for ages.
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    1. Tine

      Jyoan: Sally Hansen was synonymous with “auntie” nail polish and colours back in the day. Wasn’t a fan of their formula back then either. The newer ones have a good formula, which might be something you might like to give a go :)

  7. Issa

    i haven’t tried these! They are sooo cute! :)

    1. Tine

      Issa: They are! You should totally try them out :)

  8. Lilpil

    Love it on you Tine – I want to get the lace looking ones next :)

    btw – good luck for the peoples choice award, my vote is in:). I want to ask you, ms. techie guru, how do you include the footer in your email sub for promo material (eg. your bloggie award reminder… that will be so handy for giveways etc)?

    1. Tine

      Lilpil: Oooh I want those lace ones too. They’re gorgeous!

      Thanks for your support love, really means a lot to me :) As for the footer, I use a WP plugin called RSS Footer. It allows HTML, so you can just add text, or images by code :)

  9. gio

    They are so cute! I tried nail stickers before but I found them hard to use and I made quite a mess! lol These seem more user-friendly, so maybe it’s time I give nail stickers another go.
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    1. Tine

      Gio: Oh I made a mess with this one too. I just photographed the, erm, nice bits :P

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