polish insomniac: Why didn’t you MAKE me try these earlier? Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced Up and Frock Star

23 January 2012

Why didn’t you MAKE me try these earlier? Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced Up and Frock Star

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced Up 2I am serious, though.  Why haven’t I tried these before?  Maybe the $8.50 price tag turned me off (although they do got on BOGO sales quite often).  Maybe it was the thought of wearing them long enough to get my money’s worth?  Or MAYBE it was the fact that I had so other similar products fail me?  Yeah, I bet it was the last one.


Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Frock Star 5Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced Up 3
The first design I decided to try was Laced Up.  Honestly, I tried it first because I didn’t think I would like it (and if I messed up then, oh well)!  Well color me surprised, other than a few basic mistakes in my application(which you can see on my ring finger), they looked awesome!


Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced UpIf you read the directions, which are detailed and easy to follow, it takes only a few minutes to apply.  If you are bull-headed like me and try to apply them without reading the directions, it will take you a little bit longer =)


Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Frock Star 3Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Frock Star 4
Pin ItI applied Frock Star (above) in the dark while I was watching a movie, so I am not surprised that I filed a little bit of the polish off my tips! 


If you have relatively short nails like me, each package could do two sets of nails.  Or you could do your toes.  I have Frock Star on my big toes right now!


In my head, these are great for a few reasons:
  • If you are horrible at nail art
  • If you are having a bad day and no matter what polish you apply it smudges before it dries
  • If you are traveling and want to change your mani on the fly.  One of my blogger friends mentioned applying them in an airport during a layover!
  • THEY ARE MADE OF NAIL POLISH - no damage to your natural nail bed during application OR removal!
Oh, and the bonus reason these are so awesome?  HOLIDAY DESIGNS!  Have you seen the Valentine’s Day ones yet???

Are you like me?  Have you foolishly resisted Sally Hansen Salon Effects?  Or do you love them as much as I do now?

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