Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Recent NOTD: Misbehaved Strips

I didn't want to wait until my next vacation to try another pattern of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips, so when I saw a week on my calendar when it looked like I probably wouldn't have time for a mid-week polish change, I went for it. I chose the black and gold fishnet design, which for some reason is called Misbehaved. I guess Sally thinks naughty girls wear fishnets.



I did a better job putting them on than the first time I tried them. My centering skills still need work, but I only got wrinkles on one nail and didn't gouge any of the strips when smoothing them down.





I was very disappointed when after only two days of wear I noticed a chip on the tip of one nail. When I inspected more closely, I was very discouraged to find that it wasn't the strip that had failed, but the nail underneath—part of my nail had chipped off and taken that part of the strip with it. Oh, Mr. Peelies, you had gone away for a while and I dared to hope I was rid of you, but evidently not. I'd put the leftover strips into the little plastic bag the file comes in and then sealed it up with tape to try and prevent air from getting in and drying out the strips, so I was able to use one of those to replace the chipped one after I filed and buffed the damaged nail. After that incident, I only got what I'd consider normal tip wear. Here's what they looked like after a week:



As for the banana, I used to collect banana stickers, though now I just take pictures of them sometimes. This one caught my eye because it was long after Earth Day.

18 comments:

  1. wow these look incredible!! so precise

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  2. They do look very neat. I still reckon I would mess them up. I've got a bit of peeling. Annoying, isn't it?

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  3. I really like these!
    We're supposed to go on vacation at the end of July, and I think I'm going to get them for the trip.

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  4. i like these on you, i see no wrinkles or uncenteredeness, they look perfect to me

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  5. That is pretty! To me it looks like a chain link fence though and somehow that makes me like it more lol. I wish I would have thought of these for my mom before her trip.

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  6. These look beautiful . Maybe I should try them . I like the design .

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  7. You used to collect banana stickers? LOL, I love it! These stickers look great and the wear looks pretty fantastic. Sorry to hear about the peelies...I had a recent bout myself which is irksome cause I can usually avoid them with my short nails. :(

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  8. i really wana try these. they look so interesting!
    <3

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  9. I dislike these polish strips. I don't know why really... Weeelll that's a lie. I don't like them because on the first one I tried (the same design you used on your first attempt, the flowery one) the design was kind of grainy and bleh. Also, they were a total pain in the butt to remove, worse than anything I've ever used before, even glitters.

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  10. I always pick up a package of these and then give up when I'm about to pay. I just find them too expensive! But I guess it would be a good idea for busy weeks!

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  11. This looks great. I'll have to try this sometime!

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  12. I hope it's not a repeated comment (my connection went away while I was confirming the first one)...
    I love this design (so I must be naughty) and you apply them perfecly!!

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  13. they look awesome on you! I need to try these.

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  14. Wow, they look perfect! I have a pack on nailrock strips. I've been putting off using them because I'll probably make a right mess of it! :P

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  15. Your application skills are perfect. I enjoy this look a LOT.

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