Once upon a time, there was a polish blogger (yes, I’m obviously talking about me) who loved Sally Hansen Salon Effects. She loved everything about them. She loved the cute designs, the ease of application, and the price. But for some reason, she forgot how much she loved them. She didn’t use them for a long, long time. Her nails were SO sad. Then one day, many months later, she saw the Limited Edition South Beach Shores display…
Okay, that was the worst fairytale ever. Moving on! As soon as I saw the South Beach Shores Salon Effects Display [Checkout Nouveau Cheap‘s “Spotted“], I knew I had to have them. First, the packaging is different from the boxed packaging. What’s missing? The little nail file and stick. I didn’t mind, the price was great – 5.99! I’ll take two please! I absolutely loved A Little Bubbly – but went back and forth on it – I kept telling myself how easy it would be to recreate, but finally I thought: Katie, honestly, you don’t have the patience for that. I also grabbed an adorable design of starfish: Plenty of Fish.
My experience was lovely. I’d been in a bit of a nail polish rut, and needed a pick me up. I opened the package and went to work. About 15 minutes later, I had a perfect manicure with no dry time. Seriously, Sally Hansen, I love you.
I did make a few mistakes. First, I didn’t wrap the tips. Oops. Second, just before I took these pictures (on Day 4), I thought it would be wise to add a coat of Seche Vite – not the best idea. It caused a little bit of lifting around the cuticles and I dinged my pinky in the nanosecond that it took the SV to dry. Ugh. Good thing I have Plenty of Fish waiting for me!
So, what do you think? I really love the lower price point – 5.99 is definitely reasonable for SH Salon Effects, which in my limited strip experience, are my favorite. I’m not sure if they entire line will get a makeover, but I hope they keep churning out some adorable LE displays like this one. I can totally see Alli rocking Walk the Plank.