I enable her, calling her from Cottage Chic to let her know they carry Butter London. She enables me — to a much lesser extent — by finding the elusive Laced Up Sally Hansen Salon Effects I had been coveting, and recently tried for the first time.
Salon Effects are the next best thing to getting a mani. The kits, which sell in most drugstores for around $10, are a collection of nail-shaped stickers (Sally Hansen calls them “nail polish strips”) that you peel and adhere to clean, dry nails. There’s no drying time, and the product is advertised as having wear that lasts 10 days.
My maiden voyage with Salon Effects was positive. I was struck by how easy the strips were to apply and the range of sizes available. If I had been thinking, I bet I could have eked two fingers' worth of coverage from each oversized sticker.
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I received tons of compliments on my lacy nails, but my mani was only intact for four days or so before the edges started pulling up. Nail expert PolishPauper says it’s because I didn’t wipe my nails down with one last pass of nail polish remover before application (like the Sally Hansen instructions suggest).
I’ll be sure to do so next time — I’m already trying to figure out where and when to debut my Misbehaved Salon Effects nails: Fishnet!