I wish I could say I was a nail polish addict, but alas, I am not.
I wish I had the talent to boast shelves of beautiful shades that I applied effortlessly in minutes. I am plagued with the inability to paint my own nails, particularly my right hand. I somehow manage to always paint my cuticles, miss the edges and can never get it even. I can paint my toenails like a pro, but not the hands.
|Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Cut It Out|
*Yes, my pinky finger is funky. Learn this lesson kids: When you break your finger, have it fixed. Taping it just leads to this situation.*
- You first have to file down your nails to a shape and length you feel comfortable with.
- Then, push back and clip the cuticles with the wooden cuticle stick that comes in the box.
- Next, you want to buff the nail to make it smooth and even with the smooth side of file that comes in the box.
- After buffing, swipe the nail with nail polish remover to remove any excess oil to allow the sticker to adhere well to the nail.
- Now is time to pick the sticker that fits the size of your nail the best. After choosing, you want to peel the back of the sticker off.
- Place the sticker on the center of the nail and align the edges to each side of the nail.
- Using a light stretch, press the sticker to the nail and then place a finger over the nail to warm the polish a bit and help it adhere better for a few seconds. Make sure to place it over the tip of the nail as well.
- To remove the excess strip, bend over the edge of the nail and buff off using the soft side of the file provided.
- After applying all 10 strips, paint each nail with a clear top coat to prevent chipping or tearing.
These lasted me 10 days without any chipping or peeling, and I got tons of compliments on the fun design and the unique look. I will be trying them in other patterns and shades, and may even try a design on top of them with a nail pen if I'm feeling a little cray cray.
Disclaimer: This product was not given to me nor was I compensated for this review in any way. This product was purchased by myself with my money because I felt like it. That's how I roll.