So in an effort to avoid nail polish, I opted out for these seemingly easy and convenient "Stick on" nail polish strips.
But first, I had to remove my Shelac manicure. If you don't know, Shelac, or Gel nails, are not your average manicure. They are not fake nails, but they are a super strong "gel" nail polish that is hard to remove. After googling, I discovered the trick was to soak your nails in Acetone for 10 minutes, then scrape the gel off your nail. That got most of it off, but I had to dip a cotton ball into acetone to get the rest off, then I filed down the top of my nail a little to make it smooth again. To prepare for the Stick on nail polish I washed my hands with soap and water.
I followed the directions and applied the nails, but it was way harder than I expected. It took 10 minutes to do two nails, and I was kinda over it. It was hard to line up, and didn't really give a clean line.
After the first two nails, I realized the standard strips weren't going to fit my fingernails. I didn't think I had abnormal sized nails, but apparently I do. So I gave up trying to line them up and I went funky, putting them on at an angle.
It looks pretty cute, but would be cuter if I were 13... Overall I don't love it. And my review for the "Salon Effects" is that they are not as easy as advertised and come in strange sizes making them even more of a PITA. Not worth the $8.95 price tag. I will just go back to the nail salon.