Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stick to itiveness

Ever since I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the one with Gene Wilder, mind you, not that craptastic veneered-Johnny Depp one), Ive had a mild obsession with anything gold. Coupled with my lifelong obsession with the Wizard of Oz and ruby slippers (as evident in the video below), its no surprise these gold glitter nail polish stickers by Sally Hansen piqued my interest.

Ive been rocking my own combination of gold glittery nail polish for the last couple of months using this very tough to remove top coat. Tired of blowtorching specs of glitter off my nails, I shelled out the $9.99 for the "real nail polish stips" in hopes of achieving the same look with a better wear and easier removal.

{Yep, those are my feet. Youre welcome}

The kit includes instructions, an orange stick, a mini nail file, and of course the nail polish strips.

Pretty sure the strips are designed for fingernails, but I figured my toes could use a little attention. 

It looks pretty sick at first, kinda like youre going for the world record of Longest Toenail, but its just until you get it situated on there just right. Then you file away the excess.

In the end, they turned out pretty well. They were easy to apply, albeit a bit time-consuming at first. Plus, theres no nail polish smell and because theyre stickers, no dry time! So thats, in the words of Miley Cyrus, "pretty cool."

Ten bucks might seem a bit steep, but they say it lasts up to 10 days, and with 20 strips, you can get two manicures out of it (unless youre some kind of 11-fingered weirdo). I like the glittery shades, but the display at my drug store had a couple dozen colors to choose from, including a black lace situation. I think Ill try that one next.

{Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips}

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