With the bustle of the holiday season right around the corner, my spare time becomes an illusive luxury. Between family time, holiday-party time, and work, keeping myself looking presentable without spending a ton of time doing so is a must! One of my favorite quick-fixes to lean on -- especially this time of year -- is Sally Hansen's Collection of Salon Effects nail strips. I absolutely love these packets of portable polish! Sally Hansen's nail strips require no drying time (which SERIOUSLY is the best invention ever!), are relatively inexpensive, and I can get mine to last for about two weeks -- often longer! The polish goes on easily and comes off with regular nail polish remover, which makes changing the colors/patterns fun and fast! The Nail Strips form-fit to your personal nail length, and you simply file off what you don't need -- awesome! Everything you need comes in the package, which costs about $10.
Sally Hansen Nail Strips In "Love Letter"
Sally Hansen Nail Strips in "Mod About You"
Sally Hansen Nail Strips in "It Girl"
This picture shows what each kit contains: two packages of the nail strips, a file, and a dowel (tool to push down your cuticles and smooth the nail strips). There are plenty of strips for one application; however, I will caution you that the leftover strips do not last forever. Once the polish is exposed to air, it dries out, which makes it nearly impossible to store the extras.
This is what the packages look like at the store (the example above is Sally Hanen's Nail Strips in "Aflorable"). These instructions can be found on the side of every box of Sally Hansen's Nail Strips, and each set includes pictures and easy to understand step-by-step details. Don't hesitate to put these on your toenails, too! These make for a great quick pedi fix!
Sally Hansen also does a great job of providing seasonal nail strips that I look forward to every year!
I use these fantastic little inventions literally all of the time; I like knowing that my nails will look pulled together without a lot of effort. There is an endless selection of patterns and colors to choose from -- mixing and matching is always a great idea! From light pale pink to tye-dye highlighter, there is a color palate for everybody! The money I save by doing this vs. getting a manicure is also a nice plus, especially when I'm trying to be budget smart! I really encourage you to give these a try; it may take a bit of practice, but in the end it will be worthwhile.