On the other hand, I decided they were too good to be true. For some reason, I equated them with press on nails and, well, I really don't like fake nails. Again, for no reason other than the fact that I will ruin them instantaneously. There is no question. It's just a waste of money and time as far as this destructo-girl is concerned.
However, seeing them in various articles goaded me into trying them out. Ambled down to the drugstore and picked up a set of Sally Hansen's Salon Effects. At $9.99 for one set, they're really much too expensive, but I decided I had to try them at least once. And, y'know, being a sucker for a deal, the fact that there was a coupon kind of helped their case out.
Unfortunately, this might just be the start of an addiction.
These things are amazing.
The application is easy (I had it down to a science after one nail.), and they look flawless. And, despite frequent attempts to destroy them, they remain looking so. I know the grainy, laptop glow imbued Photo Booth photo does them no justice, but I promise, they look lovely.
I've been wearing them for three days now and there's only a tiny chip on one nail, which I'll be able to replace with one of the six extra strips that are included.
Comparatively, the third day of wearing nail polish is usually when I have to bite the bullet and do some removal, because it hardly resembles nail polish anymore. Just flecks of paint on my nails at that point, really.
All in all, I may not be a huge fan of the price tag, but I am a fan of the product. Although I do see myself repurchasing them, it won't be with regular frequency. Pretty nails are only worth so much.