Sally Hansen Salon Effects; Retails at $9.99 [Full size]
I am a girl who loves her nails being done and I've always been intrigued by the idea of using wraps especially when they state that they have no drying time. I've seen them everywhere - from drug stores to the supermarket but I've never had the chance to try them - until now when a pack was supplied in my Influenster Spring VoxBox.
The Sally Hansen Salon Effects claim last up to ten days so they would be perfect if your going on holiday and don't have to worry about your nails or just perfect for the summertime! Everything you need [16 foil wraps - mine was in the Rock Star shade, nail file and stick] is inside the pack which is really welcome and very handy. I found the instructions to be very helpful, care and easy to follow especially for a first timer like myself when it comes to the Salon Effects strips.
The Salon Effect strips come in a really handy box with everything you'll need.
Nevertheless I didn't have much luck with this product although admittedly it was the first time of trying nail wraps. The first problem I had is that I apparently have tiny sized fingers so a lot of the nail foils were too big so not only did I have to file the wraps down around the tip of the nail but also along the side and then carefully try and pull the access off. Nevertheless the straight forward filing the wraps down to size around the tip was pretty straight forward.
My nails straight after application of the nail wraps.
However within a couple of hours I'd noticed them the first signs of chipping to the tips - with the wraps being similar to a glitter pattern it wasn't too noticeable but if they had been a straight forward plain colour then I'd of been very disappointed. They claim to withstand up to 10 days of wear, sadly mine didn't make it past three. It's not as if I do a lot of manual work with my hands, although I do a lot of typing, washing up and general cleaning and crafts. Perhaps using a strong top coat of nail varnish after application may help in the future.
I can see why they appeal and their range of shades are impressive - they have 40 in total. But in future I'd rather stick with traditional nail polishes especially because of the price. $9.99 for one use is a little expensive in my view especially when I can get a full bottle of OPI for far cheaper!
Have you ever used Sally Hansen's Salon Effects or foil wraps similar? What have you're experiences being like?
disclaimer - this product was provided complementary by Influenster for my review regardless all thoughts and images are my own.