However, I did want to try these to see how they would work for me. I thought it would be an easy solution if I want different looks on my nails without having to spend too much time and effort. ;p
There are 26 different colors and designs available in the core collection plus those Halloween patterns that came out recently.
I picked up No. 360 Laced Up from the drugstore downstairs and paid about $9.50 for it.
The set includes 16 nail strips of different size and shape (packaged again in 2 separate sealed containers), a mini nail file, a short wood stick, and instruction.
Official Video - Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips
And here is my thoughts...
You can get tons of different designs relatively easily.
The application itself is not super-easy - it took more time than applying regular polishes at least for me, then I am quite good at polishing my nails. - but it is easy compared to having to stamp and paint tiny dots and lines. The strips are flexible and forgiving, you can even adjust and straighten out little mistakes quickly.
Looks sophisticated and real. At least it doesn't look like you put some stickers on your nails.
Long lasting. I added a layer of topcoat and it lasted for a good week. (10 days would be a bit exaggerating?)
Expensive. The price is a little steep for a drugstore polish not to mention it would be just for one application.
I don't know what is up with including only 16 strips. If it is to cover possibly different nail shapes, let us have more than 20 so we can use this for 2 manis. I am left with 5 strips, which have to be discarded according to Sally Hansen because they will dry out. They could skip the file and the stick if they please.
Another downside is that this product can't be for everybody whatever it says on the box. Nail shapes just vary in so many different ways, in my opinion.
Here is my NOTD using this product in Laced Up (360)
This black and pale beige lace design is very pretty. They look like crackled polish from a far, unfortunately.
I do think this is a user-friendly somewhat revolutionary(?) product and it serves it's purpose. (It is a moo point for me to get a plain shade in this, though.)
However, I don't think I would try this again anytime soon especially because I didn't find too many designs that attract me.
Have you tried this? What is your thoughts? ;)