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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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