Alright Fangirls, this sucks. I hate when things don’t work, for pretty obvious reasons. That happened with these Nail Polish Strips. I went a bit bonkers after I had such great luck with the Personails strips, that I found some strips my mother had given me a couple years back, and ordered a couple different types from across the internet. I want to tell you guys what works and what doesn’t. Sadly, the Sally Hansen ones are a flop.
First off, I found them super tough to put on. I followed the instructions to a T; clean the heck out of your hands, size the strips, clean your nails again, peel, peel, stick, and press. The edges didn’t want to stay down; even the tops that I folded under before filing. So I tried some clear topcoat (which isn’t mentioned on the package, but is suggested on every other pair of strips I have seen. Once I got the topcoat dried, I put a matte topcoat over the top of that; I thought green sparkly matte nails would be the cutest thing on the planet. Once that was dried, I went about my day. I made oatmeal for breakfast, ate it, and started to make my lunch; and then noticed my nails. They were peeling and getting all goopy.
My first thought was the age. These wraps were (at minimum) 3 years old, but I’m pretty sure they were sent to me 4 years ago on my DCP. So maybe the glue was too old. I tried to peel them off with the edges that were coming up, and they were stuck heard to my nails. So it couldn’t have been the glue. I used hot water and nail polish remover to get them off, but it was almost impossible. It wasn’t fun.
A week ago, however, a coworker of mine came in, telling me that she had a surprise for me. She had bought me a set of Sally Hansen nail wraps, that I was incredibly excited to try out. Though they didn’t last as long as some other nail wraps, they still lasted for a full week. They were cute, but not super sticky; I still almost immediately got chips in my nails (even with topcoat on), because they weren’t sticking to the tips of my nails.
They were incredibly cute, but I still don’t feel that these nails are recommendation worthy. I had far better luck with Personails, an Australian company.
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