Sally Hansen Pink-A-Dot Salon Effects (Nails of the Week)

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Sally Hansen Polish Strips Salon Effects Pink a Dot Salon Effects (More Print Options Available) 

Miranda’s Notes

Every girl likes pink and polka dots so I thought I’d try these polish strips.  The are several options with this line and these dots one always seems to be sold out.  The strips were easy to apply, lasted a long time, and looked pretty.  But with the good there’s always a bit of bad. 
Pros: The kit included a nail file, a cuticle stick, and 16 strips of varying sizes.  Strips were easy to apply and directions were detailed. You have to first file your nails, peel the strips, and place them on your nail.  You then file off the excess and you can also apply a top coat.  The product has various options so these should fit any type of nails. Because you do not have to use a brush, there are no streaks and the nail looks quite shiny. The nails remove easily with nail polish remover. 
Cons: I had several problems with peeling the nail off the sticker.  I opened a box to look at it a few days back and when I actually peeled the nail today, it was not sticky anymore - I ended up throwing away a bunch of them.  Word of advice, open the sealed packaging only when you are ready to complete the manicure.  I also wish the print out was more high quality because as of now, I can literally see the pixels.  Lastly, the strips do look a bit fake, it doesn’t look as if you have nail polish on but rather you glued stickers to your nails. Which…I guess…I did do. 
Grade: 2/5
You could also use this as an accent nail and paint other nails white or pink to match - this will loosen the “sticker” look while still being pretty. I’d recommend this product for a dress-up event or for those rainy days when you have nothing to do. Otherwise, you’re better off with a white nail polish and a pink art pen. 
Packaging - The file is quite handy, but a bit short
No nail polish “outside” the lines for that clean look 
Some sizes offered, the small finger is unusable because of the skinny width

  • http://candystilettos.com/ candystilettos.com

    I’ve tried salon effects but I LOVE these polka-dots!!
    Jamie
    http://www.candystilettos.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      It inspired me to do other polka dots nails :)

      Following you on twitter, great photos

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09578449518950719021 Sara

    I love the nail art, very original and well made also you have beautiful hands! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Also make sure and enter my Shopbop giveaway for a chance to win a 100$ giftcard to spend on designer goods!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      Thanks for the nice comments Sara! Following you back as well and will enter the giveaway :) Stay pretty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18156972237818967888 Lexi

    ahh I love these things! thanks for the comment love — i’m following you now!

    xoxo
    lex

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03361651012356334616 Mackenzie M.

      Thank you Lexi! Will be checking your blog out for more posts :)

      Stay pretty xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12590299401927431571 SWEATshirtDRESSshirt

    Wow! Your nails look great, but I’m sorry to hear that this wasn’t the best product. One of my friends gave me the leopard ones for my birthday a while back and I’ve been saving them for a special occasion. I guess I shouldn’t be saving them after all. Haha. :)

    Thanks for the helpful review!

    XO,
    SWEATshirt DRESSshirt
    http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      As long as you didn’t take them out of the grey, air tight container, you should be all right. I took one set out, two weeks ago and it was not sticky at all. I hope you can still use them! I use them as an accent nail, so the ring finger has the dots and the other ones have pink or white nail polish - they’ll blend in better this way.

      But leopard sounds awesome haha good luck! And btw, your blog is ahmazing :)