Thursday, March 29, 2012

52 Week Challenge: Inspired by Pattern

Nothing too elaborate this time, but the pictures are pretty!
I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips in a pattern called Kitty, Kitty.

Because the strip is really sticky and thin, you need to work a little hard to get it to align right in one go and not fold in on itself. As you can see in the pic below, I left a lot of space in one of my nails. Ohhh well.

Overall, I really enjoyed the look. Easiest manicure I've done in a while, to say the least.

Pros -
The strips came with really nicely detailed instructions
Very easy to put on and take off
No bubbling
Cute packaging
Both ends are rounded and my nails are small enough that each strip can be used for two nails, so I did the entire manicure in 5 strips of polish, leaving me with plenty more left.

Cons -
Taking off the excess = gave me 'tipwear' from day one. By that, I mean that the file they gave to slough off the excess sort of crinkles and rips up the tip a little if you aren't careful. Next time, I'm going to wrap the polish strip around my nail and manually rip it off before filing the excess.
The overall wear time wasn't /that/ great. I lasted 4 days before getting annoyed and removing it
One of my strips grew a crack straight down the middle.

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