Not a day goes by when I have unpolished nails. Very rarely do I treat myself to a manicure. I take pride in painting my nails myself and even find it to be relaxing and methodical However, when a new nail product hits the shelves I’m always intrigued. Nail polish strips seem to be all the rage right now; no glue just a simple peel and press. I decided to take a chance and try out Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips this past weekend.
The clear choice was to go with the Glitz Blitz for under $10. I was really looking forward to long-lasting gold fingers, but there was no glitter in store for this girl. The application process isn’t too difficult, but it is most certainly time consuming if you’re a perfectionist like I am. I assumed the longer it took to put them on, the longer they would last. FALSE. For the first 12 hours I was loving the look and even got a handful of compliments, but by the end of the day the nail strips started to chip. I gave Sally Hansen the benefit of the doubt for one more day, but on the second day the chipping became very noticeable and some nails peeled completely off. No worries, I thought. There were extra strips left in the box so I’d simply replace them. Come to find out the extra strips had completely dried out after initially opening the package; there was no stick left!
I thought maybe this was a one time thing. Perhaps I applied them wrong? I decided to try nail polish strips a second time and had the same exact issues. These strips may look great at first (when the first photo was taken), but if you’re looking for long-lasting nail color these strips are not worth the money or application time. Simply painting and touching up your nails would be a quicker and less expensive option. Sorry Sally, but this is one big Glitz Blitz thumbs down.