Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, I Love Lacey, 16 ea:
Couldn't be easier and look great! Love all the seasonal strips. After you get it down they take about 15 minutes to apply. A few "tips:" 1. Start with clean, dry nails. Make sure cuticles are pushed back as far as safely possible (don't damage your nail bed) as grow-out shows more with strong colors/designs. 2. I've found that alcohol works better than nail polish remover to wipe nails just prior to strip application. If you use nail polish remover don't use a conditioning remover. 3. I've found no benefit from a basecoat when using *freshly opened strips, and it adds drying time to otherwise apply-go nails. (*Using old opened package strips saved in a sealed plastic bag a basecoat will help soften the strips onto the nail and hold them. Also I sometimes, but not always, use a topcoat on pre-opened strips.) 4. I think the directions mention this but I haven't read them in a year… Do your preferred hand first from "pinky to pointer" and then preferred thumb, lastly non- preferred thumb. I go pinky-pinky, ring-ring, like that doing my preferred hand first. 5. If the strips don't feel flexible (I've found this with packages in which I feel are older, the seasonal strips always seem softer) use a few swipes of a blow dryer to soften them prior to removing the protective covers; then again after the strip is applied/pressed into the nail. 6. Along the same lines, use the pad on your thumbs to gently push the polish into your nails, even the small amount of heat from your fingers will help adhere the strips. I also use a purchased ($1.40) plastic cuticle stick with a soft rubber tip to push polish down over using the enclosed mini orange stick. (The whole application does work better with warm hands btw.) 7. Along with basecoat, I personally don't find a *topcoat is needed (at least at this time). It defeats the handiness of the strips-- being able to "apply and go," and adds an extra layer. (*Exception; if you find that the polish seems dull after a few days a topcoat can add shine to your strips.) 8. Don't shower or wash dishes or do anything that will "moisten" or "heat" your nails for several hours after applying the strips. 9. When it's time to change polish use craft felt pieces soaked with nail polish remover. (Felt pads also remove glitter polishes like magic!) I cut felt into rectangles a little larger than my fingertips/nails then doing one hand at a time lay them on each nail and press, when they seem a bit glued to your nail, about 20-25 seconds (you can turn your hand over and they don't fall off) its time for removal! I can get my smaller nails clear in one swip! J
Hope these tips help!
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend