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Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips Reviews
#24 in Nail Polish

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    June 02, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Fast manicure

    They work very good , easy to put on, and last a week on my nails.
    They’re perfect for when you are in a rush and don’t have time to do your nails. The price is ok but I prefer getting them when they’re on clearance.

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    1.0/5
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    July 24, 2019
    Alberta, Canada

    They did not work for me!

    I bought a pack at the supermarket the other day because I wanted to try the animal print design and in my opinion they are hard to work with, they don’t last on my nails at all. They are expensive for the quality of the product.

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    5.0/5
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    October 12, 2018

    Super cute nails

    I absolutely love these. They stay on my nails forever, which is helpful for when I’m trying to grow out my nails if they are damaged after acrylics. They come in so many designs, I always get lots of compliments when I wear them.

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    4.2/5
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    August 10, 2018
    Ontario, Canada

    Good alternative

    SALLY HANSEN SALON EFFECTS REAL NAIL POLISH STRIPS those strips are a very good, nice colors, beautiful designs allow you modern 💅 nails look. Mine are fuchsia polka dots. I love them. Easy to apply and a good cost

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    4.5/5
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    July 23, 2018

    Very good

    So many choices, so many colors, they last long so what could go wrong. These are the best nail choices I've ever tried in my life. My friends have polish parties where we do each others nails.

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    4.3/5
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    July 23, 2018

    Easy to use for a nail polish lover

    I've been using these nail strips since they've come out.
    I can't get enough out of them.
    Its such a great product and so many selections.
    My favorite are the different holiday styles that become available.

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    1.7/5
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    July 16, 2018

    Don't Buy

    When i first bought this product i thought it would be a easy way to get perfectly manicured nails, But i was clearly wrong. The strip are don't stay on, they peel away easily. The designs are pretty good but look horrible on and takes way to long to put on.

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    3.8/5
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    January 23, 2018
    Ontario, Canada

    I think these are pretty cool

    Have you wanted really nice looking nails, with a cute design, but could not do it yourself? I would definitely say to have these a try. They are relatively inexpensive, and give you one manicure out of the package. They are very easy to apply, and are very forgiving, so if you make a mistake, it is easy to fix. I also finish off with a top coat, and find that these will last me over a week. Definitely recommend!

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    1.7/5
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    January 23, 2018

    Not worth the effort

    First off, these things are expensive. And you only get one manicure out of them. Because they are real polish strips, they will dry out without hours of opening so you can't save left overs for a second mani. If you have small enough toes you can get a mani and pedi out of one set, but it requires a lot of cutting to get one strip in to 3-4 pieces so you have enough to do all your toes. I can be done and it's not terribly difficult, just fiddly.

    Applying them looks simple, but in practice you need to have a steadier hand than you would to just apply nail polish. Strips need to be trimmed to fit your cuticle, which can be very difficult for beginners. And if they aren't applied perfectly the first time, too bad because you can't reposition them. If your nail wasn't prepped perfectly, too bad, because that sucker is going to fall off in 2 hours. If you don't file the edge straight down with the perfect amount of pressure, too bad, because now water is going to get under that strip and boom! no more polish on that nail.

    If, after all that, you do manage to get them on perfectly, don't get too excited. These chipped off my nails within hours. The edges aren't smooth, so they get caught on things and pull away and if any water gets under the strip (like ANY water. Don't even sweat) they will peel right off. You'll be lucky to get a full day of wear.

    Putting a gel top coat can extend the wear to a few days, but most people don't have a gel lamp.

    So after all that, you need to remove them, well the fun doesn't stop here. As soon as the acetone is open, the strips during to a sticky, gummy and sometimes glittery mess that leaves a really weird residue on your cuticles and nails. Seriously, the mess starts before you even start using the remover. Its like the stripes get a whiff of the fumes and immediately start to denature. And don't even bother with acetone free remover, or even regular strength remover. The stripes just turn in to a gummy mess without even coming off the nails and leave a thin layer of glitter over everything you love. So unless you use straight acetone, the gummy mess isn't going anywhere.

    So after all that, you are out $12, have dried out nails, likely with some glitter wedges under your cuticles and you only got about half a days worth of wear from that mani.

    Skip this product, and invest in a decent base, colour and top coat. Even if you have an unsteady hand you can clean up the cuticles and have a mani that lasts a few days at least and it didn't cost $12 per mani.

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    4.5/5
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    January 07, 2018

    Really like these

    I have used these strips off and on for about 7 years now. I think that a gel topcoat does help them to last longer because if water gets between the strip and the nail bed, they do tend to come off. Otherwise color selection and pattern choices are great. With practice, you can be quite proficient at application.

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