Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Girl Flower

I had two coupons and there was a sale so I picked up two of the new Sally Hansen Salon Effects. In case you don't know what they are - Salon Effects are nail polish stickers. I've been playing with nail art foil so I figured these would be just as easy to apply. Well they are but they aren't very adhesive. I noticed some lifting and decided to put a topcoat over them and that seemed to get everything to stay down. My one complaint is the size options. Only two of the sticker sizes fit my nails without any cutting (besided length) and the rest were too big. If you have small nails these may be a pain in the butt to apply. I had to trim the side of some of the stickers to get them to fit which may have caused the lifting.

Overall they are fun but I wouldn't pay full price. I can see these being great for kids or possibly pedicures but for me - I'll stick to stamping. I just can't see myself reaching for these like I do other "nail art" items. Also, wearing these tempt me to pick at my nails which is a habit I broke awhile back and would not like to pick up again.

The pattern looks pixelated up close but looks clear from a distance. This is Girl Flower. I like the pattern and I would love to re-create this with stamping. I do wonder if I could wear a base color with these? Hmm.

It kind of looks like I put wallpaper on my nails.

10 comments

Toesthattwinkle! January 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

This looks beautiful

jbrobeck January 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

i agree, cute but not worth full price. i have my eye on the black and white flowers.

jaljen January 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Interesting but the design is very 'busy' and I imagine they are very fiddly. Not for me.

charmed-chick January 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM

very cute reminds me of a wallpaper my nan had in her house when i was younger lol :)

Ulmiel January 15, 2011 at 12:29 PM

These nail stickers are really not for me. I haven't seen one that would convince me to try it out. I'll stick to liquid nail polish. Also this one is waaay too much for me, I'd probably like it if it was black with only blue flower on it. :)

Melanie January 15, 2011 at 1:12 PM

very nice design!

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) January 15, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I saw these and want to five them a try. I'm hoping my nails aren't too long for them.

This design looks very nice on you :)

Ali's Nail News January 16, 2011 at 1:06 AM

I got the same set as you. I haven't used them yet, but they look great on you. Very cute. :-)

I tagged you for an award.

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Un Petit Bonheur January 16, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Very beautiful!!

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Rose Sélavy January 19, 2011 at 4:38 PM

It looks so cool, great pattern. :>

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