Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's NOTD: Sally Hansen Love Always

When deciding which of the limited edition Valentine's designs of the Sally Hansen strips to put on this week, I went with one of the ones that seemed the least versatile. A wine and pink and red vine-y design I can wear anytime, but something printed with hearts and words of love is pretty Valentine-y. Thus did Love Always come to be on my nails.





As I've come to expect, these strips behaved well (I think the only time I've really had trouble was with the navy stripes), but this specific design is not one of my favorites. First, its scale seems too big for my nails, especially at this length. Most of the lettering is so large that only a bit of each phrase shows on one nail, so my fingers say things like "mou" instead of "amour" and "ve" instead of "love". I really should have seen that coming, since the design looks similarly random on the side of the box.



The other reason this design is not my favorite is that it's one-way, and my compulsive side wouldn't let me have the words right side up one one hand and upside down on the other, so to be able to use one strip for two nails, as I like to when I can so I can save half for another mani, I had to cut my own curve in the second piece rather than just using the other end. I'm probably not explaining that clearly, but trust me, it was tedious to deal with.



In the end, I did get an eye-catching obviously Valentine's Day mani—even one of the guys I work with noticed it, and they're pretty much immune to girly stuff.

29 comments:

  1. I liked those too! Very eye-catchy ;)

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  2. I love these - I think it's one of the cutest ones I've seen!

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  3. even if it's "ve" instead of "love" I like how it looks :)

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  4. I never tried any of those strips, but several are realy nice, including these for Valentine's - happy Valentine's Karen!

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  5. I like these. The writing in different fonts is really pretty.

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  6. cute! and definitely not something that would be easy to recreate freehand :)

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  7. I love these! I have been seeing so many new designs! It's hard to pick!

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  8. It's definitely a mani you'd spot! I like the pattern but understand the tedium of the strips sometimes -- turned out great though!

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  9. Lovely! I have yet to try one of these.

    Happy Heart's Day!

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  10. Great nails...I like the design!

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  11. Cute prints. I like this nail design.

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  12. These are awesome nail strips, so pretty!!!

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  13. Cute print, but I totally understand where you are coming from about the print. :)

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  14. love it, this really looks great :-D

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  15. Nice choice! I love the design! Looks amazing :)

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  16. They are adorable, the mani was worth the effort!!

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  17. Thanks, everyone! I'm still surprised how much I like using these strips considering how resistant I was to buying any of them for so long. :)

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