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Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Review: One Week Later

Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Manicure Review: A Week Later

Last week, I was singing the praises of Sally Hansen's Salon Effects stick-on nails in Misbehave, a gold shade with a black fishnet stocking pattern. But, was I singing its praises after wearing them around for a week? As promised, find out how well they wore when you keep reading.






I'm a bit of a closet nail biter, but having nails that have been neatly manicured all week has prevented me from chomping away. I'm actually rather proud of the fact that my nails are slightly longer than they'd normally be, and quite shocked at how long they can get in just a little over seven days.

Thanks to the flashy (but not garish) design, I've gotten more compliments on my nails this week than I have in my entire life — from my dental hygienist to the guy that rings me out at Walgreens. Even though I had some regrowth at the base, slight chips, and hairline-style cracks on some of my nails (see the worst of it in the picture on the left), I still had people stopping me by day seven to ask where I got the manicure. And honestly, the flaws aren't all that bad or noticeable from afar. I'd have to guess that's in part due to the light color and pattern of the stick-ons, which likely are more forgiving than something darker or without a design.

I'm rough on my hands, and I've gone indoor rock climbing, cleaned my apartment, did multiple loads of laundry, and then some, but these puppies lasted a lot longer than a traditional manicure would. What can I say? I'm addicted. Watch this space for a video review, too.

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Mandi-Villa Mandi-Villa 5 years
Just got the leopard ones yesterday! Get ready for animal print Thursday at Sugar HQ tomorrow :) Thanks for all the helpful tips Shuggies!
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
That tears it. I have a coupon for this and will try to pick it up sooner or later.
Katie-Henry Katie-Henry 5 years
Hi D4D, i used the top coat and they could have lasted 2 weeks! Easily the best beauty find of the year. I went wild and chose a bright floral print, and the compliments were non-stop. They're so fun to play with and the best part about them, no smudges or drying time! I'm on the hunt for the leopard print, it's sold out everywhere. Good luck!
Susan-Yara Susan-Yara 5 years
Hi d4d! One of our PopSugar editors tried it with a top coat last week (these are obviously a big hit around the office!) and she says it made them last the entire week without any chips or cracks. I think it's a trick worth trying.
d4d d4d 5 years
I want to try these, has anyone tried it with a top coat? Do you think it'd last longer?
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
I have the same ones that Jaime does on, and people definitely ask about them. I'm glad I gave them another try. I'd bought a set of the champagne-finish style in February, and they really didn't work for me. Tried this kind and it worked well. I think the difference is that the first time around, I didn't have nail polish remover, and you're supposed to wipe the nail with remover before applying. Turns out it's actually a step that you can't skip.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
Hi EricaJane! They are certainly a conversation piece. It's actually pretty interesting to see the wide scope of people who notice them. I'm trying the laced ones next!! :-)
EricaJane EricaJane 5 years
these are amazing.. i got tired of them before they got tired of me. i actually was getting tired of people coming up to me asking about them.. that might sound mean, but the ones i wore (black and white flowers) were a conversation starter.
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