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.