Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hot Pink Zebra Nails

Last week I received my Influenster spring Voxbox in the mail. Did I take a picture? Yes; at least I thought I did. Can I find that picture anywhere? Of course not! In my excitement about finally receiving the box I probably hit a delete button somewhere as my photography skills are still in the very early stages of development. When I opened the box I was really happy to see a package of Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips. I've been wanting to try them for quite awhile now but didn't want to spend the money on them. I got the hot pink/zebra stripes strips. I think they were called Animal Insinct but again I forgot to take a picture of the name (hey, I'm still getting used to this blogging thing). Here they are:

There was a small learning curve to getting the hang of applying these but it was fairly easy. I had some issues with not getting them perfectly straight and once they are on you really can't peel them off and re-position them. Also, although there was a pretty good selection of sizes, none of them fit particularly well. There was at least one gap on some part of each of my nails. Here they are freshly applied:

As you can see, the positioning isn't great. And after filing off the excess I had what looked like tip wear right off the bat; as well as chunks of polish that tore off on some of the edges. And here's what they look like on day 3. They have quite a bit of tip wear as you can see.

                    Pros: easy to apply, large variety of colors and designs 

                    Cons: wear is not great, sizing of strips

All in all, I might buy these if I had a specific event to attend and wanted some great nail art that was quick and easy to apply that would just last for the day. Otherwise, for everyday wear I probably wouldn't because of the tip wear issues; I would rather just paint my nails. Has anyone else tried these? How about other brands? I'd love to hear about the experiences of others.

Til we meet again

Rebecca  :)

*Products were provided to me for review*




  1. They definitely need a little practice to get the hang of them. They're great if you go on vacation, I had them last over a week! It's also helpful to put a top coat over them.

  2. Thanks for the tip about the topcoat. I actually have another set that I got for my birthday so I'll have to try that; and be a bit more careful when applying them.