Hot or Not: DIY Press On Nail Polish
When we received Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, we had to see if the method really is as simple as they claim.
Step 1: Gently push back your cuticles and clean your nails with polish remover.
Step 2: Select the best fitting size for each nail, then peel away the clear plastic and backing.
Step 3: Position it close to (but not on top of) your cuticle and press down firmly to secure.
Step 4: Pull down firmly and carefully along the nail edge.
Step 5: Clean up the ragged edge with a gentle nail file.
This will take longer than you think (allow at least 15 minutes), so take your time and make sure all corners are pressed down tight. Do not file your nails before applying: save that step for the end for a clean finish.
The Verdict: Nail strips are a great alternative for a special occasion because the look is smooth and flawless. After wearing them all weekend I found that the polish chipped some on the ends, but stayed securely in place. I would wear this again.
Try these brands currently offering this product (full range of colour options not shown):
Sally Hansen $9ish (this product is brand new in stores)
Sephora by OPI "Chic Prints" or "Glee Chic Prints" $15
InCoco Strips $7.99
Nail Rock Nail Wraps $10ish (Nail Rock is based in UK but ships internationally)
Would you try press on nail polish?
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Over the past week I have seen more and more women showing off their wild nails designs. Looks like this trend is really catching on. I was really tempted to buy the polka-dot Glee strips last night when I saw them.
I want to see if I can find a clear or white version of the sparkles ... I want something a little different than the typical french manicure for the wedding.
The zipper one from Nail Rock is my fave but would probably be best suited to someone with longer nails than mine. I'd for sure try that snake skin print beside it though!
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@Cathy - I was wondering the same thing
How do those polka dots ones from Sephora by OPI have anything to do with Glee?!
I wouldn't add anything on top of the ones I tried (the strips were pretty thick already). I didn't find that that peeled at all (but I made sure to really press them in all along and around the nail).
I heard that they peel off pretty easily, so I'm wondering if putting on a coat of clear polish would help seal it on better?
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