Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects - Bling It On

Sally Hansen Salon Effects - Bling It On

Bling It On is pink and orange glitter nail polish strips. These are the first nail polish strips I've used. The application was easy. You choose the strip that best fits your nail shape and then peel of the backing paper and stick it on your nail. Then you press it down over all of your nail and file off the excess at the tip. I didn't have any problems with creases when applying these. The only thing I didn't like about the application was when you file off the excess at the tip it looks like you have tip wear already.

I decided to do a wear test of this manicure while I was in Bali. The package says that it lasts up to 10 days. I didn't use any top coat. The photo above was taken just after application. The photos below were taken with my underwater camera and not so great lighting.
Day 2

As you can see there is quite a lot of tip wear on all nails and chips on my index finger. I actually got a chip on my right hand about two hours after application.

Day 4

The tip wear and chips look about the same two days later but now there are also some chips and outgrowth at the base.

Day 6

The chips and outgrowth on all my fingers are even worse.

Day 10

I don't know what happened to day 8. I thought I photographed it but I can't find it. The outgrowth and chips are really bad on day 10. It does last 10 days but I would have changed it by about day 2.

I think these are great if you are going on holidays and won't be able to do you nails. My nails felt very strong with these on. You can only really get one or two manicures out of the packet so I would keep these for a special occasion because they are expensive. You could buy a bottle of polish for the same price and get a lot more manicures out of it. I do like the no mess dry application though. 

10 comments:

  1. I like it has some orange/gold glitter in it, adds depth instantly!

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    1. Yeah I didn't notice the orange/gold glitter at first I thought it was plain pink. :P

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  2. this is lovely! I'm wearing a sally hansen glitter at the moment too! :)

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  3. I love the bling factor! Shame about the tip wear though, I would get annoyed and have to take it off pretty soon! I've never used the nail strips either, just seens easier to do a proper mani!

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    1. Yeah the tip wear annoyed me straight away.

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  4. Great idea trying them for holiday, I like the colors :)

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    1. There's no way I would have left it on for very long if I was at home with all my polishes in front of me. :P

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  5. Can you tell me if there is an easy way to remove these glittery polish strips?

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    1. The only time I wore nail strips I didn't remove them myself sorry, I went to a salon in Bali for a manicure and the girls had a hard time trying to remove them with polish remover. I'd suggest trying the foil method - putting a cotton ball soaked with remover on your nail and covering it with foil. Let it soak for 5 minutes before removing. :)

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