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NOTD + Sally Hansen Polish Strips Review

20 Apr

Sally Hansen - Commander in Chic + Sally Hansen Polish Strips - Laced Up

If you follow me on twitter, you know I’ve been raving about these lately. I picked up this set a little over a week ago, not expecting much from them, but my curiosity was getting the best of me. I was shocked at how great they are! I only used it on one finger, my ring finger, as an accent. I had it on for 5 days, and only changed it, because I picked up a few more sets and wanted to try them out The nails the strips were on still looked as perfect as the day I applied them, while I had changed out the polish on the rest of my nails twice in those 5 days!

Sally Hansen Polish Strips - 360 Laced Up

The downside is that they can be sort of tricky to apply. You need to make sure that your cuticles are all pushed back and that you swipe each nail with polish remover, to remove any oils or dirt, before applying. The patterned ones are a bit easier to work with, because the pattern will hide any imperfections more so than the solid colors will. The biggest tip I can give you is to be patient while applying them! I know it’s hard, I am one of the most impatient people that I know! I also apply a topcoat, even though it doesn’t say to. I found a girl through google who said they lasted 4 weeks on her nails with a top coat! I doubt they’d last that long on me, but this is the first product to make it more than 2 days without chipping on me.

Zoya Summer Collection Haul

28 Mar

I’m sure I’m not the only one who was psyched about another Zoya promo! Zoya is very generous with their promos, and do them pretty often, so if you missed this one, look out for another one within the next few months. This particular promo was BOGO on any of their 3 summer collections, and I decided to pick up just a few of them.

Upon opening...

Packing peanuts meh!! While I appreciate that everything was packed securely, I loathe packing peanuts. I think these might be the biodegradable ones, so I can’t complain about them murdering the beautiful planet, but they are still a very real choking hazard for my kitties.

Package contents

I love that they always include these little swatch… thingies. I have no idea what to call them! It also includes a little booklet with some info, collection swatches and swatches of the rest of the line. Very fun and the pictures are pretty color accurate, unlike the ones on the MAC website!

No flash, in artificial light

What I got, from left to right:
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faye
reva
kimmy
sooki

No flash, artificial light

No flash, natural light

faye, reva, kimmy, sooki

I didn’t do swatches, partially because my nails/cuticles are currently busted, but mainly because I knew I couldn’t do them justice. I’m not only rusty at actually posting stuff on the internet, but I’m even more rusty at taking pictures! If you want GREAT swatches, and really accurate descriptions, please check them out at my absolute favorite nail blog, Scrangie! Here is a link to the sunshine (shimmery ones) swatches — sunshine! — and here is one to the summertime (creme) swatches — summertime!

I literally just opened this package, and haven’t had a chance to try anything, so I can’t really review it. However, I will put up a review for the remove+ once I try it out!

Did any of you order from the Zoya BOGO promo? What did you get? What did you love? :)