Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bright Pink Leopard Nail Stickers : Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

Today, while I was out and about, I just happened to be in the Ulta vicinity. For me, being within 5 minutes of a beauty products shop requires stopping by. When I went in, I had a mental list of beauty items I was hoping to buy : a bright pink, shimmery, summery blush (as if I don't already have enough of those), possibly some hair clips, and a hot, trendy nail polish (I was hoping for something bright and holographic). While strolling through the store, I found these gorgeous bright pink leopard print nail stickers. They are by Sally Hansen in the shade "Animal Instinct" (number 440) and their proper name is Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips.

In person, you can see a gorgeous glitter running through the pinky parts. Under different lights, the glitter shines different colors. I, personally love animal prints, especially in smaller doses.

This is what the packaging looks like:


Here are the contents out of the box:

And this is a close up of one of the nail polish strips:

As the name suggests, these 'real nail polish strips' must be actually made from nail polish. The nail strips come packaged in two little foil peely type containers. There are 16 strips total - 8 in each little packet. As soon as I peeled the foil part off, I smelled nail polish. The instructions state that once you have opened the little foil packet, you are to use the strips and must dispose of the extras. I guess that would make sense - they would probably dry out anyway once the packet is open.

So, what are my thoughts? They are hot! Bright pink, glittery, leopard print nail polish that took me 10 minutes to do. The best thing - I emptied the laundry machine 2 minutes after I finished putting these on! The downside? The price - they cost me $10. According to the packaging they will last up to 10 days. If so, maybe they are worth the money. I certainly won't be making a habit of it though. However, for a special occasion, I would definitely go for them again.

Have any of you used this type of nail product before? Any favorites? 


  1. i haven't seen anybody yet who was able to actually pull these off until i saw this post! they look really cute -- i just wish i didn't bite my nails. ha ha!


    1. thanks!! it has been about 7 hours since i put them on and i still smell nail polish :-)

  2. I wouldn't kno it's a nail sticker if u didn't say so. Pretty!