I’ve been using the Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips, pretty much since they first debuted on shelves years ago, so I was glad to see they came out with the pedicure version. I bought these #301, “Snake, Rattle & Roll” at my local CVS store last year, so I’m not sure exactly how much I paid.
There were 5 different patterns in the collection, …which I’m not even sure if they’re in production anymore, since I haven’t seen them lately in stores. However, I did find them being sold by various sellers on amazon.com and ebay.com for under $10 each.
These polish strip kits come with a mini nail file & buffer, cuticle stick, 18 strips in lots of sizes and instructions. They are so easy to apply & could take 15-30 minutes, depending on the prep time you took with filing & cuticle adjustments. Plus there is no dry time, ..perfect for us last-minute stylish girls on the go! Here’s what my polished toes looked like (in my fave fuzzy slippers from Target LOL) immediately after application:
These wraps really hold up, with no chipping, even while my tiny “piggy” toes are rubbing against straps while in my 5″ stilettos for a 9 hour work day! I also bought the pink snakeskin design “Pink Boa”, which is another fabulous print. See my review on “Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips” for more info and detailed tips on my experiences with the Sally Hansen real polish strips. I love these and wish they’d come out with some new designs… but if not… I may be able to use the kits meant for fingernails… on my toes!
I give these 4 paws!
To ensure I didn’t get pinched this St. Patrick’s Day LOL… I decided I would rock these super awesome, sparkly green leopard & black Revlon Nail Art Style Strips that I’ve had stashed away for probably close to a year! I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to wear these “Jungle Gem” strips, since I only had the one set! I purchased them at CVS and I’m so sad that I didn’t stock up… because I love them and cannot find them in stores anymore! They are not even on Revlon’s website!! I did some research and only found them being sold by various sellers on ebay for around $5 each.
They are so easy to apply and look great on… not even a top coat is needed! These are made of actual polish… you can smell that evidence once you open the sealed package! You will need to use them immediately after opening the sealed strips, as air will cause them to dry out! Kit includes: 16 strips in various sizes, a nail file and wooden cuticle stick.
- Prep nails for application: swipe them with polish remover & gently push back cuticles.
- Select the strips that best fit your nails.
- There is a clear plastic cover on each strip you need to peel away, then remove the backing of the strip.
- Position the strip onto your fingernail, press & stretch for a smooth, snug fit!
- Crease strip at nail edge and file off the excess so that only your nail is covered & there is no overhang.
I found it best to not file your nails during the beginning prep, per the instruction, but rather wait an hour after application for them to set… and then trim your fingernails with clippers. This way the strips have nice perfect lines on the tips! Here is the spectacular final result:
Of course I accessorized with alligator & frog rings to keep up the green theme! There were several other designs Revlon created in this collection, one that I am going to buy for sure on ebay is an adorable red lipstick print called “Lips & Tips”!! I am going to send my rave review to Revlon and hope that another collection of Style Strips is on the way!
I give this product 4 stylishly nailed paws!!