I must say, I am quite impressed with Ms. Sally Hansen, if that is her real name.
These are thin polish strips that stick onto your nails and are supposed to last over a week.
What do you get in your tiny $8 box?
A bag with instructions, a nail file/buffer, orange wood stick, and two sealed packs of nail strips.
There are 8 strips of varying size in each pack.
Notice how long these are. I was able to cut each strip in half for my short nails.
They are covered by a thin clear film on top, and have a thicker white backing that peels off also.
I used Misbehaved for my first strips mani. On a side note, I hate the word mani. Pedi is even worse. Use a full word people! Is it so hard to not abbrev. everything?
Here is what I ended up with after about 20 minutes. This was seriously uncomplicated.
Jump to Day 4:
A tiny bit of tip wear and some wrinkling at the cuticle. They are still shiny and awesome overall. I didn't do as hot of a job lining up my thumb nail:
On to Day 6:
Will these things ever chip? I really want to change my polish.
You must know that I am hard on my hands- bathing small children, making dinner, and other general housewife slavery. I have never had a manicure last over 3-4 days. Ever.
In short, Sally Hansen has preformed a small miracle with strips. I used no base or top coat, and finally decided to remove these after Day 6 because I was bored. I think they would have grown out before I removed them.
At $8-10 a piece, these can seem steep, but I managed to use coupons and BOGO to get 2 boxes for $8 recently. Keep an eye out for sales. I would also like to point out that I used 5 strips total for this manicure since I cut them in half. Each box has 16 strips, leaving me with 2 more full manicures and possibly an accent nail or two.
Sally Hansen, thank you!!