Friday, December 23, 2011

Recent NOTD: Sally Hansen Laced Up

Considering how resistant I was to trying the Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips when they first came out, it's sort of surprising that now I have very little trouble talking myself into using them, even when I'm not going on vacation and thus won't maximize my wear time. This particular week, my reasoning was I was very busy all weekend so wouldn't have time to do a regular mani and have it dry fully before bedtime on Sunday plus I had a busy week at work (every fourth week I'm pretty much stuck at my desk from 12:30 to 5:30 and can't work from home at all so don't have the the time I'd otherwise spend commuting for doing nail stuff). Strips to the rescue! I considering using one of the limited edition Christmas designs but decided I wanted to get more than five days out of those, so went with Laced Up, a black lace on beige design.



If you think you've seen these on me before, you have. This is my first repeat mani in quite a while. I'm better at applying these strips now than I was back then, so I didn't have any wrinkle-caused wear issues this time.





Before I took them off, I experimented with putting Essie As Gold as It Gets over the top, leaving one finger unchanged for comparison purposes.



Top nail is just the strip; this is four days wear at this point. Bottom nail has one coat of gold over the top.



I quite liked the effect with the gold—it was like a fancy lace evening dress for my nails.

17 comments:

  1. This is great! I still have yet to use these strips!

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  2. Great idea.. I like this look! I was thinking how it would work to add a top coat to these.

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  3. I am sometimes tempted by these, they do have some cool designs, but they're so expensive!

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  4. Looking good! I wonder how long they're gonna last...

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  5. That's one of my favorite designs! I am excited to try the new ones too! They look lovely on you and the Luxe Effects look good too!

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  6. I still want to try these, but they're not sold anywhere close, and it seems quite ridiculous to fly them half way round the world. Also I have recently tried Incoco strips and was disappointed. Hopefully these stay on longer.

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  7. I never grab any of these but they do look so nice! Since I suck at nail art, I should try these!

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  8. Omgg, sooo pretty!! I've been wanting this one for like, forever.
    And the red one out now, too.
    soo nice!

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  9. Hii, I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile blog award.

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  10. I still love the look of these strips. Have yet to try them out for myself, but I absolutely love this pattern!

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  11. I really like the result
    it's really nice

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  12. Are you sure you hadn't worn these before? I seem to remember- maybe it was another blog! If I were to wear these this would be the design I'd pick! I love lacy things! Still wonder about you and commuting doing nail stuff!

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  13. The lace design is so nice. I still have to try nail strips.

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