Sunday, December 4, 2011

REVIEW: Sally Hansen Nail Effects

Here's another review of nail stickers!
The first review I did was one that could be purchased online at www.bornprettystore.com

I wasn't overly impressed with the quality, ease of application or durability of that particular brand of nail sticker.  However the price was right and the selection of patterns was Amazing.
To see the full review and video application of this product click [HERE]



With that quick comparison aside let's talk about the Sally Hansen Nail Effects stickers.
Here's an overview of the main point i'll review about this product:
How would I rate the
- accessiblity?
- affordablity?
- selection?
- application?
- durability?
- removability?
- overall impression

ACCESSIBILITY:
The SHNE are readily available at your local drugstore or Walmart.

AFFORDABILITY:
They retail from about $7.99 to $9.99 and up (In Canada) depending on where you get it.

SELECTION:
The original line came with a total of 24 designs including handful of prints, some bright solids and some metallic/glitters.  I was recently in my local Shoppers Drugmart and saw an attachment to the end cap advertising christmas/holiday designs.  I didn't actually see any in the store (possibly they were sold out?  or they hadn't actually arrived yet.)  but I think I saw about 10 or more holiday themed designs.  So that's exciting.  I think if the whole nail trend keeps up, we might be fortunate enough to see Sally Hansen come out with more designs for other holidays...  Do I see Valentine's day nail stickers in our near future??  Guess we'll have to wait and see.

APPLICATION:
The nail sticker were extremely thin and quite flexible.  They applied to my nails with great ease.  I was very impressed!  I messed up on one nail when I tried to stretch it too much (you can see it in the photo above on the middle finger.)  So don't stretch too much!  or that may happen to you.
But other than that, I think I had ONE wrinkle on one other nail and that was it.  Even applying them to my dominant hand wasn't hard at all.  
{See the video below for a tutorial on how I applied and removed these nail stickers.}

DURABILITY:
These nail stickers have claimed that they can last up to 10 days.  And I believe it!  I think I wore these for nearly a week.  There was one chip which was conveniently located near where the wrinkle was.  But other than that and a little bit of expected tip wear, they lasted very nicely.  I only took them off when I did because my nails were growing out and the gap by my cuticle was starting to drive me nuts.  

REMOVABILITY:
These nail stickers removed easily with regular nail polish remover.  It did take me a little longer to remove these than a regular manicure because it seemed to have a gooey adhesive kind of texture under the sticker - think melted marshmallows. But with another quick swipe of nail polish remover the sticker was completely and harmlessly removed from my natural nails with zero signs of damage.  I was very pleased.

OVERALL IMPRESSION:
I don't know how long the nail sticker phenomenon is going to stick around (yes, pun intended.) But the Sally Hansen Nail Effects would definitely be at the top of my list.  The price is very reasonable - especially when compared to other brands like Sephora, it's available nearly everywhere you can buy nail polish, and it's so easy to apply and it'll last as long as a regular manicure.  So if you're wanting to see some awesome designs on your nails but aren't patient enough to do the design yourself, or you don't have the funds to get nail art done professionally, I highly recommend this product!
Have you tried these nail stickers?  What's your opinion on them?
Do you think the nail stickers are gonna be in the trend scene for a while still?

6 comments:

  1. I tried the gold one on my toes and it latest FOREVER! Easily over a month. The only reason why I had to remove it is because it grew out ♥

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  2. Thank you for the very informative review! Nail stickers are so fun! :D

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  3. I've wondered about these because the solid colors are on sale lately at Walgreens. I think the main reason I haven't tried these polish strips yet is that I change my nails rather often for these to be practical. You have piqued my interest, though.

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those for if you are going out of town and don't want to pack nail stuff, OR for special occasions, or just to feel pretty.

    I have a job where I type literally ALL DAY LONG, and wash my hands a billion times a day and these stickers stayed on for 7 days perfectly until I just got sick of the print! I liked them so much I stocked up when the local drugstore had buy one get one 1/2 off.

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  5. Great review! I love these things! At first I thought I'd get them only in patterns that I didn't think I could pull off myself but I ended up getting the hot pink solid color It Girl and loved it! They're so easy to apply and you don't have to wait for them to dry or worry about smudging them. I hope the trend lasts because they're so much fun! Next I'm going to have to try the stickers you reviewed from born pretty. I love your reviews; they're always so informative and thorough! Thanks!

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